“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible is a complete book. It includes wisdom and encouragement for every aspect of life. It is a living book in that we can communicate with the author while reading it. Different scriptures speak to us in different ways at different times. It is an exciting, life-giving book that enhances our relationship with God. Reading scripture is not a trivial pursuit. It is an amazing journey that has tremendous value.
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18:27
How many of God’s blessings do we refuse simply because we do not have faith that He is able? We are deceived into thinking that there are things God cannot do. We think God can’t save me, change me, heal me, use me, restore me, etc. Our lack of faith in Jesus causes us to leave some of His greatest blessings untouched.
“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5
This series focuses on who Jesus is and who we are in Him. It builds to the stone in front of the tomb being rolled away and His Church being living stones.
We live in a divisive world. There is a constant pull to pick a side…to choose this OR that. People are convinced that everything is an “OR” decision, not understanding that through a relationship with Jesus we have access to AND. We do not have to fight and devour each other over foolish controversies. Instead, we are free to acknowledge this truth and the that truth. There would be far more unity and strength in the church if we embraced the places where God gives us AND instead of OR.
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Titus 3:9
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 2 Corinthians 13:5
There are all kinds of mayhem in this world. Trouble and chaos happen for a variety of reasons. Most of these reasons are out of our control, but the most overlooked and probably most important driver of mayhem in our lives is the issue of “me.” This series will provide biblical guidance for dealing with the issue of self in everyday mayhem.
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16
We have amazing opportunities to experience the most amazing Christmas ever. This Christmas Jesus will be everything and He will be enough. Each message will focus on a Christmas action that will encourage us and challenge us to make the most of this Christmas opportunity.
This series will challenge US to pray, give and serve.
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. 2 Corinthians 9:11
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
“Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.” 2 Peter 3:3
Scoffers do not grow. They do not add anything to faith, because they have no faith. Without true faith, there is no foundation to build on. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see. Scoffers are unsure and uncertain. They are incapable of adding to faith, which ultimately keeps God’s love from flowing out of them. They cannot love the Lord their God or their neighbors as themselves.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus”
1 Timothy 2:5
This is a series that focuses on the different relational elements of who Jesus is. Jesus experienced a wide variety of relational dynamics that we can learn from. We can see how He fulfilled different relational roles for different people and learn how we can better relate to Him and to others.
Life is full of storms. Following Jesus is no “get-out-of-storms free” card. We need hope to make it through life’s storms. God gives us His hope as an anchor for our souls. God’s promises are anchors for our souls.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19
Easter is the Son’s day. God raised Jesus from the dead and exalted Him to the highest place. Easter is a celebration of the risen Son. Night is over and day has come. Death has lost and life has won.
Communal prayer is largely missing in today’s church. We pray for One, so, what if we took the Lord’s Prayer and gave it new life? It could be powerful. Praying the Lord’s Prayer is a great way to start each day. It repeats and reminds us of where we’ve been and what God has done so that as we face new challenges we have what we’ve learned fresh on our minds.
This 7-week series will utilize passages from Proverbs to help us understand what it means to trust God whole-heartedly. We will do this with love and truth…being gracious and compassionate. We will be shaken and moved to greater devotion and trust in the Lord.
Christmas is all about God coming here to invite us to live in His city for all eternity. He has room for everyOne and His city is infinite. God is preparing our city to celebrate Him this Christmas.
This is a 4-week giving series. We will pray a common prayer: “God, show me what to give and give me courage to give it.” When we give, we are established in the Lord, we are free to build His kingdom with great confidence and joy.