Sep 17, 2017
Lost: The Lost Intention Of The Parable
Luke 15 is best known for the parable of the Prodigal Son. However, the father in the story had two sons. The older son represented the Pharisees who thought highly of themselves because they were outwardly obedient. It's easy for us, as believers, to have the same attitude of self-righteousness. God desires that our hearts be changed, and that our obedience would reflect a deep love for Him. We could never earn God's amazing grace. 
Scripture: Luke 15:25-32 
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  • Sep 17, 2017Lost: The Lost Intention Of The Parable
    Sep 17, 2017
    Lost: The Lost Intention Of The Parable
    Luke 15 is best known for the parable of the Prodigal Son. However, the father in the story had two sons. The older son represented the Pharisees who thought highly of themselves because they were outwardly obedient. It's easy for us, as believers, to have the same attitude of self-righteousness. God desires that our hearts be changed, and that our obedience would reflect a deep love for Him. We could never earn God's amazing grace. 
    Scripture: Luke 15:25-32 
  • Sep 10, 2017Lost: To The Far Country And Back
    Sep 10, 2017
    Lost: To The Far Country And Back
    In one of the most famous parables in the Bible, Jesus tells of a Father who had two lost sons. One son took his inheritance and wasted it all on reckless living. As we look more closely into this story, we see how serious the son's sin was and how much greater his Father loved him. Anytime a person turns from their sin and runs to Jesus is a cause for great celebration.
    Scripture: Luke 15:11-24
  • Aug 27, 2017God’s Amazing Grace Pt. 2
    Aug 27, 2017
    God’s Amazing Grace Pt. 2
    As Paul continued explaining the greatness of God's grace, he wrote about the incredible gift of faith that God gives us to be able to receive His grace. Both grace and the faith to believe in Jesus are gifts from God. God’s amazing grace leads to life transformation for the glory of God and good of others. May we shine in such a way that others see the good work of God in us and glorify Him.
    Scripture: Ephesians 2:7-10
  • Aug 21, 2017God’s Amazing Grace Pt.1
    Aug 21, 2017
    God’s Amazing Grace Pt.1
    In Ephesians 2, Paul explains that before salvation, we are all dead in our sin. God’s amazing grace makes it possible for the utterly and totally lost to experience life to its fullest in Christ. God's grace delivers us from sin’s slavery, and God’s amazing grace helps us experience His great love. 
    Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-6
  • Aug 13, 2017A Love That God Hates
    Aug 13, 2017
    A Love That God Hates
    In I John 2, John warns the believer in Jesus against loving the world. Loving the world is rebellion against God, incompatible with loving God, and it focuses our attention on the temporary instead of the eternal. We live in the world, but the world must not live in us. We can resist the world’s temptation of focusing on the temporary by focusing on the eternal One, Jesus Christ.
    Scripture: I John 2:15-17
  • Aug 7, 2017Loving God
    Aug 7, 2017
    Loving God
    When Jesus was questioned by the Pharisees about the greatest commandment, Jesus' response was twofold. First, He quoted from Deuteronomy and told them to love God with their entire being. He then instructed them from Leviticus to love their neighbors as themselves. Loving God is the highest objective of every true follower of Jesus. Loving God is demanding and requires us to love others as well. When we love God and love others, we are able to live in a way that glorifies God.
    Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40
  • Jul 16, 2017The Unrivaled King
    Jul 16, 2017
    The Unrivaled King
    In Psalm 2, we see that Jesus Christ is God's anointed King whose sovereignty is unrivaled. Though David was writing this Psalm out of his own experiences with persecution, we can clearly see that He was guided by the Holy Spirit to prophesy of things which would ultimately fulfilled by Jesus. The New Testament confirms that this passage pointed to a greater King, Jesus, and that people today can turn from their rebellion and trust Jesus as their King and Savior.
    Scripture: Psalm 2
  • May 29, 2017Satisfied: The Secret To Contentment
    May 29, 2017
    Satisfied: The Secret To Contentment
    Paul faced many different types of circumstances in his ministry, both good and challenging. In whatever situation he found himself in, he was able to be content because of the strength and satisfaction that can only come from Jesus. Living the satisfied life brings glory to God and good to the follower of Jesus. May we seek Jesus every day and be satisfied and strengthened in Him.
    Scripture: Philippians 4:10-14
  • May 21, 2017filled | strengthened | thankful: a prayer for all believers
    May 21, 2017
    filled | strengthened | thankful: a prayer for all believers
    The Colossian Church was being was being exposed to false teaching, and Paul continuously prayed that they would be filled the knowledge of God’s will, so that they would walk in a worthy manner. He also prayed that they would be strengthened by God’s might, so that they could patiently endure with joy. Lastly, he prayed that they would be thankful to God the Father for all that He has done in their lives. These are the types of things that we need to pray continuously for ourselves and for our church. 
    Scripture: Colossians 1:9-12
  • May 14, 2017Mothers Who Live By The Book
    May 14, 2017
    Mothers Who Live By The Book
    The most important thing a mother, or any woman, should do is  live out the Word of God in such a way that she honors God. As a godly mother does this, she will lead her family right, love her family right, and honor the Word of God with her lifestyle. May we all, as believers, press into God's Word daily, and may we be changed more into Christ's likeness.
    Scripture: Titus 2:1,3-5