My Big Fat Mouth – Week 3


My Big Fat Mouth                                                                                                                     3 – Lose the Lying                                                                                                             1/24/18 (HS)

Theme verse: “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)

“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.” (Proverbs 12:22)

“assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.Read the rest

My Big Fat Mouth – Week 2


My Big Fat Mouth                                                                                                                     2 – Chop the Criticism                                                                                                     1/17/18 (HS)

Theme verse: “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)

“For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” (Galatians 5:14-15)

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18)

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” (Ephesians 4:29)

Your words have power.Read the rest

My Big Fat Mouth – Week 1


My Big Fat Mouth                                                                                                                    1 – Cut the Complaints                                                                                                1/10/18 (HS)

Theme verse: “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)

They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’?Read the rest

Throw Off, Fix, Run


Throw Off, Fix, Run                                                                                                           11/29/17 (HS)

Christ’s love for us has abolished our shame so that we can run!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us THROW OFF everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us RUN with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us FIX our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary or lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Throw off…

  1. Everyone has it (shame)
  2. Nobody wants to talk about it
  3. The less you talk about it the more you have it.
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Join Me – Week 3


Join Me: From Obligation to Opportunity                                                                               3 – Come Boldly                                                                                                             11/15/17 (HS)

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.Read the rest

Join Me – Week 2


Join Me: From Obligation to Opportunity                                                                               2 – Firmly Believe                                                                                                           11/8/17 (HS)

Video: Uphill Battle

what you believe determines how you behave.

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:14-15

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                                 I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.                                              

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.Read the rest

Join Me – Week 1


Join Me: From Obligation to Opportunity                                                                               1 – Find Rest                                                                                                                     11/1/17 (HS)

“Let us enter a special rest,”…”So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.”  Hebrews 4:1, 9-11

Video: Can We Auto Correct Humanity?

“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7

“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

“Are you tired?Read the rest

Direction – Week 4


Direction                                                                                                                                 4- The Faith to Start                                                                                                                 10/25/17 (HS)

our decisions + the Divine (that’s God) determines our destination.

Theme verse: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” – Psalm 32:8

the decisions that you make today determines the life that you will live tomorrow.

to step towards your destiny you often have to step away from your security.

“…Lord, God of heaven, great and awesome God, let your ear be attentive to the cries of my heart. I confess our sins, including my own, God.Read the rest

Direction – Week 3


Direction                                                                                                                                               3 – The Trust in the Process                                                                                         10/18/17 (HS)

Theme verse: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” – Psalm 32:8

the decisions that you make today determines the life that you will live tomorrow.

“And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me.  But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” -Acts 20:22-24

  1. Spirit’s prompting

And now constrained [or compelled] by the Spirit” –Acts 20:22

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Direction – Week 1


Direction
1 – The Power to Become
10/4/17 (HS)

The decisions that you make today determines the life that you will live tomorrow.

1. God cares about who before do.

“For this is the will of God, your sanctification [or holiness]…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:3

Who does God want me to become?

2. God’s will is why before what.

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.” – Proverbs 16:1-2

“Search me, O God, and know my heart!Read the rest