Sanctity of Life

The Sanctity of Life “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.” - excerpt from the … Continue reading Sanctity of Life

Ephesians Study: Immeasurable Greatness

[Ephesians 1:15-23] The Power of God – Omnipotence (all-powerful) Parted the Red Sea & the Jordan RiverReattached the ear of the soldierRaised the dead – Resurrection Power! God’s power is GREAT – God’s power is UNABLE TO BE MEASURED 19 “And what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Immeasurable Greatness

Colossians Study: Worship Works

[Colossians 3:22-25] "What you think about you care about What you care about you chase" “Servants, do what you’re told by your earthly masters. And don’t just do the minimum that will get you by. Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you’ll get paid in full … Continue reading Colossians Study: Worship Works

Colossians Study: Realities of Heaven

[Colossians 3:1-4] He is your life So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around … Continue reading Colossians Study: Realities of Heaven

Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

[Colossians 1:21-29] 1) Must stay DEEPLY ROOTED and FIRM IN FAITH (v. 23a) 2) Must NOT GIVE UP HOPE received (v. 23b) Warn every manTeach every man all wisdomPresent every man mature in Christ 3) Must PREACH COMPLETE MESSAGE (v. 25) plērōsai (play-ro'-o) Fulfill, complete, to make full, full to individual capacity In its fullness … Continue reading Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

More Than A Story: Persistence

More Than A Story: Persistence [Friend at Midnight: Luke 11:5-13 / Persistent Widow: Luke 18:1-8] “Prayer is not an exercise. It is the life of the saint.” – Oswald Chambers 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 – “Rejoice always; pray continually.” [NIV] Pray without ceasing, pray constantly, never stop praying, continually be prayerful      Unceasingly - Adialeiptós (ad-ee-al-ipe'-toce) … Continue reading More Than A Story: Persistence

More Than a Story: Forgiveness

More Than a Story is a 12 week study of the parables of Jesus. This is the second week: FORGIVENESS. [The Unforgiving Debtor: Matthew 18:21-35] Unforgiveness is the POISON we drink hoping another will die When you hold tight to an unforgiving spirit you slowly die to TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS – PRISONER Peter came and … Continue reading More Than a Story: Forgiveness

Children’s Ministry Lesson: The Unmerciful Servant

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant can teach us all a great lesson about forgiveness. This lesson is geared toward elementary school children. The goal is to teach the children more about the topics of mercy and forgiveness and to encourage children to forgive and show mercy to others. The front page of this lesson … Continue reading Children’s Ministry Lesson: The Unmerciful Servant