How to Raise Your Parents: Week 3


How to Raise Your Parents
3 – Be the Solution
9/27/15

Podcast

“Don’t be selfish. Don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble thinking of others better than yourself. Don’t just think about your own affairs but be interested in others and what they’re doing.” – Philippians 2:3-4

Practical steps to being the solution in your family, not the problem:

1. You can tear down and lose, or you can build up and win with your words.

“Careless words stab like a sword, but wise words bring healing.” – Proverbs 12:18

2. You can be ungrateful and lose, or be thankful and win.Read the rest

How To Raise Your Parents: Week 2


How to Raise Your Parents: Week 2
When you want a different family
9/20/15 – Wildlife

Key Scripture:Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.” – Ephesians 6:1-3

 

1. Rely on God’s sufficient love and grace.

“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.Read the rest

How to Raise Your Parents: Week 1


How to Raise Your Parents
1 – Making Radical Changes
9/13/15

Podcast

1.  God created families.

2.  God uses family to communicate our role in His family.

“So now Jesus, and the ones He makes holy have the same father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.” – Hebrews 2:11

3.  God has given guidelines for families.

“I will obey your teaching forever and ever. I will live in freedom.” – Psalm 119:44

 

1.  Realize that a healthy family brings life.

“Children obey your parents the way the Lord wants. This is the right thing to do.Read the rest

Magnetic: Week 2


Magnetic
2 – Kingdom Magnets
8/30/15 (MS)

Big idea: Our goal as Christ followers isn’t to draw people to us but to point people to Jesus.

1) We were created IN community FOR community.

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.Read the rest

Magnetic: Week 1


Magnetic
1 – Jesus Magnets
8/23/15 (MS)

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Our goal as Christ followers isn’t to draw people to us, but to point people to Jesus. 

1. Jesus attracted those who were broken and hurting.

“Then Jesus went out to the lake shore again and taught the crowd that were coming to him. As he walked along he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax-collectors booth. ‘Follow me and be my disciple,’ Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him. Later Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests along with many other tax collectors and other disreputable sinners.Read the rest

Treasure Hunter: Week 9


Treasure Hunter
9 – Lured by Lust
8/9/15 (ms)

Podcast

Key Scripture: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

The most attractive and common fakes in the area of sexual impurity that Satan will try to sell you:

1. Sexual immorality is normal

He [Adam] gave names to all the livestock, birds, and wild animals.  But still there was no companion suitable for him.  He’s naming all these animals and then God says, “There’s no companion for you.  Let’s create one.”  “So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh.  Read the rest

Treasure Hunter: Week 8


Treasure Hunter
8 – Trapped by Temptation
8/2/15 (ms)

Podcast

Key Scripture: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

An idol is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.

“I am the Lord your God… you should have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.Read the rest

Treasure Hunter: Week 6


Treasure Hunter
6 – Live it Up – YOLO!
7/12/15 (ms)

Podcast

Key Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.

 

“LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath.” – Psalm 39:4-5

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.Read the rest

Treasure Hunter: Week 5


Treasure Hunter
5 – Monuments of Me
7/5/15 (ms)

Podcast

Key Scripture: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

1. God’s infinite value makes us valuable

So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them.”

 – Genesis 1:27

“A healthy self-image is seeing yourself the way God sees you – no more no less.” – Josh McDowell

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!Read the rest

Treasure Hunter: Week 3


Treasure Hunter
3 – Pursuing Popularity
6/14/15 (ms)

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Key Scripture: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”

Big Idea:  Chasing popularity as a treasure usually produces jealousy as the result.

“You must not covet your neighbor’s house. You must not covet your neighbor’s wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:17

We immediately become discontent when we compare ourselves with other people.

1. It is natural to compare yourself to others.Read the rest