Who Is Jesus?: Week 2


Who is Jesus?
Week 2: He is the Only Way
6/10/15 (hs)

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“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.” – 2 Corinthians 11:3-4

“There was no beauty or majesty in him that would attract us to him.” – Isaiah 53:2

Jesus’ claims:

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You Are What You Eat: Week 4


You Are What You Eat
4 – God’s Word Grows Godliness
5/13/15 (HS)

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Key Scripture: “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides.” – John 6:27

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4

1. God’s Word is for our instruction.

“…but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.Read the rest

You Are What You Eat: Week 3


You Are What You Eat
Week 3: Warring Words (5/6/15)

Theme verse: “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides. He and what he does are guaranteed by God the Father to last.” – John 6:27

“When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.Read the rest

You Are What You Eat: Week 2


You Are What You Eat
2 – Impurity Injures
4/29/15 (HS)

 

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Key Scripture: “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides.” – John 6:27 (The Message)

“The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” – Galatians 5:17

 

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

Lust: a sexual desire that dishonors its object and disregards God.Read the rest

You Are What You Eat: Week 1


You Are What You Eat
1 – Media Matters
4/22/15 (HS)

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Key Scripture: “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides.” – John 6:27

1.  The messages from media are not always appropriate with our values as Christ-followers

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.” – Ephesians 2:1-3

 

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The Journey: Week 3


The Journey
3 – Keep on Praying
4/15/15

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Key Scripture: “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” – Romans 12:12

“It is a life at attention that I seek; a life in which prayer has woven itself into the very fabric of my days, a life in which prayer has become a constant, as regular as breathing out and breathing in.” – Robert Benson, Living Prayer

 

What is prayer?

“Prayer is simply keeping company with God.” – Clement of Alexandria

 

Why do we pray?

– Prayer is commanded by God.Read the rest

The Journey: Week 2


The Journey
Week 2
4/8/15

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Key Scripture: “Rejoice in our confident hope, be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” – Romans 12:12

There is intent in God behind the content of life.

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. Read the rest

The Journey: Week 1


The Journey
Week 1: Rejoice in Hope
4/1/15

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Key Scripture: “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” – Romans 12:12

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” – Philippians 2:5-8

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.Read the rest

Intimacy: Week 6


Intimacy
6 – Consequential Love
3/25/15

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Key scripture: 1 Kings 11:1-10

It doesn’t matter so much your intentions when you start but the reality of your life when you end.

That the decisions you are making today do determine your tomorrows.

“For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and did not wholly follow the Lord, as David his father had done. Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.” – 1 Kings 11:5-7

“And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods.Read the rest

Intimacy: Week 5


Intimacy
5 –  Committed Love
3/11/15

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Key Scripture: Song of Solomon 7

We are all in relationships, but there is no one on earth who can meet all your needs or give you the intimacy we desire.  

1.  If you think something good, say it.

“How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O noble daughter! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a master hand. Your navel is a rounded bowl that never lacks mixed wine. Your belly is a heap of wheat, encircled with lilies. Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.” – Song of Solomon 7:1-3

“Your head crowns you like Carmel, and your flowing locks are like purple; a king is held captive in the tresses.” – Song of Solomon 7:5

“Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its clusters.Read the rest