Courageous – Week 1


Courageous
1 – Boldness from Belief
8/24/16 (HS)

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“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men [and women] of courage; be strong.”                   1 Corinthians 16:13

“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” (Ambrose Redmoon)

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?’ ‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’ For from him and through him and to him are all things.Read the rest

[anti]heroes – Week 6


[Anti]heroes
6 – Noah’s Perseverance
7/31/16 (MS)

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“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”  John 3:16-17

Perseverance is having faith in God’s promises and displaying steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

“But you, Timothy, belong to God; so run from all these evil things, and follow what is right and good. Pursue a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.”            1 Timothy 6:11

“Now the LORD observed the extent of the people’s wickedness, and he saw that all their thoughts were consistently and totally evil.Read the rest

[Anti]heroes – Week 5


[Anti]heroes
5 – Rahab’s Brokenness
7/17/16 (MS)

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For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17

Rahab was filled with faith.

Then the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who entered your house, for they have come to search out all the land.” But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them.Read the rest

[Anti]heroes – Week 4


[Anti]heroes
4 – Elijah’s Confidence
7/10/16 (MS)

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“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17

I don’t have the strength or ability, but I know God can and will use me in a powerful way.

“Now bring all the people of Israel to Mount Carmel, with all 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah, who are supported by Jezebel.” So Ahab summoned all the people and the prophets to Mount Carmel.Read the rest

Wear It: The Fabric of the Gospel – Week 4 – Faith’s Importance


Wear It: the fabric of the Gospel
4 – Faith’s Importance
6/29/16 (HS)

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“Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” Romans 13:14

 

We can be restored to God only through faith in Jesus.

1. We can be restored to God.

We can be acquitted before God the Judge.

God has canceled the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14

We can be adopted by God the Father.Read the rest

[Anti]heroes – Week 2


[Anti]heroes
2 – David’s Courage
6/12/16 (MS)

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Courage is the ability to look at an impossible situation and see the possible.

“The Philistines now mustered their army for battle… Saul countered by gathering his troops… So the Philistines and Israelites faced each other on opposite hills, with the valley between them. Then Goliath, a Philistine champion… came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He was a giant of a man, measuring over nine feet tall! He wore a bronze helmet and a coat of mail that weighed 125 pounds. He also wore bronze leggings, and he slung a bronze javelin over his back… his spear was as heavy and thick as a weaver’s beam, tipped with an iron spearhead that weighed fifteen pounds.Read the rest

[Anti]heroes – Week 1


[Anti]heroes
1 – Abraham
6/5/16

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“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17

“I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3

“… Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:9

“he is the father of (those) who walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.” Romans4:12

“…without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

“God tested Abraham’s faith and obedience.Read the rest

Choose Better: Week 5


Choose Better
5 – Choose Patience
5/1­/16 (MS)

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“Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.”        Proverbs 16:32

“Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” 1 Thessalonians 5:13-15

1. Patience helps heal broken relationships.

“A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15:18

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.Read the rest

Pray: Week 4


Pray
4-Dangerous Prayers
12/2/15

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“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

5 Dangerous Prayers…

#1: SEARCH ME
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” – Psalm 139:23-24

“Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you.Read the rest

Who Is Jesus?: Week 7


Koinonia – 7/22/15

Who is Jesus?: Week 7
The Resurrection and the Life

Key ScriptureJohn 20:1-31

Evidence of Jesus’ resurrection:

– Stone had been rolled away from the tomb (v2)
– Linen clothes… but no Jesus (v5-7)
– Jesus’ appearing to Mary Magdalene and the other disciples (v11-29)
– Testimony of Mary Magdalene (v18)
– Jesus shows his scars (v27-28)
– Growth of the Church (Matthew 28:16-20, Acts)
– Today, the place where Jesus was buried remains empty (unlike other gods)

The Importance of Jesus’ Resurrection:

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, (2) and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.Read the rest