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
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  • 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
  • Apr 23, 2017The Pearl Beyond The Gates
    Apr 23, 2017
    The Pearl Beyond The Gates
    As Jesus continued His parables in Matthew 13, He detailed the salvation experiences of two types of people. Even though we may have different salvation experiences, we all have the same salvation story. We were once dead in sin and Christ has made us alive in Him. Upon receiving salvation, we are promised great rewards, and Jesus is the greatest of those rewards. The greatest aspect of Heaven is not the "mansions," the streets of gold, or the family reunions, but the greatest aspect of heaven is the presence of Jesus. When we realize that, we will live our lives in pursuit of Jesus because while we're waiting, we're not waiting. Jesus lives in us.
    Scripture: Matthew 13:44-46
  • Apr 16, 2017Resurrection: Hoax Or History?
    Apr 16, 2017
    Resurrection: Hoax Or History?
    Jesus' death and resurrection are the most significant events in human history. If Jesus had not risen in bodily form, then we would have no hope of salvation. This Sunday we looked that the historical evidence supporting the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. We do not follow Jesus out of ignorance of history, rather, if we look at the evidence, we will see that it overwhelmingly supports the fact that Jesus rose from the grave. May this confidence give us boldness to share the Good News with others.
    Scripture: I Corinthians 15:12-19 
  • Apr 9, 2017The Agony Of Love
    Apr 9, 2017
    The Agony Of Love
    This Sunday, we looked in depth at the pain and suffering Jesus endured during the last hours of His life. We learned about traditional Roman crucifixions and what would have actually taken place during those moments from a historical and medical perspective. As we remember the great depth to which Christ loved us, may our hearts and lives be changed. May we be willing to share that great love with others.
    Scripture: Various
  • Mar 19, 2017Immeasurable Treasure
    Mar 19, 2017
    Immeasurable Treasure
    In Matthew 13, Jesus tells many parables about the kingdom of heaven. The parable in verse 44 is a beautiful picture of the worth and majesty of Jesus Christ. He is the immeasurable treasure worth giving up everything for. May we see Jesus as that treasure and dig in His Word every day to see more of His worth and beauty. As we fall more in love with Jesus, may we show others the wonderful Treasure that is Jesus Christ.
    Scripture: Matthew 13:44
  • Dec 18, 2016The Hope Of Christmas: The King Is Here
    Dec 18, 2016
    The Hope Of Christmas: The King Is Here
    Jesus is the King of kings. He has and always will be. Even as a child, the Magi recognized His kingship, and Herod was terrified of it. As we observe the way the wise men sought Jesus and worshiped Him, we can see that true worship is costly, joyful and from the heart. May we adore and honor Jesus as the true King of kings and Lord of lords.
    Scripture: Matthew 2:1;12
  • Dec 11, 2016The Hope Of Christmas: God Came Down
    Dec 11, 2016
    The Hope Of Christmas: God Came Down
    The virgin birth of Jesus is incredible because Son of God became man so that men can become sons and daughters of God. The humanity of Christ is a widely debated and very complex theological concept but one that is worth celebrating. The fact that God Himself, Jesus Christ, came down from the glory of heaven to live in this darkened world among His own creation, shows how much He loves and cares for us all. Our God is not distant. Jesus is Immanuel - God with us. He took on flesh to be the perfect and ultimate sacrifice to satisfy God's wrath toward sin.
    Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
  • Oct 2, 2016All In: Doing Gospel-Centered Ministry Pt.2
    Oct 2, 2016
    All In: Doing Gospel-Centered Ministry Pt.2
    Paul compared the Christian life to an athlete preparing for the Olympic Games. It takes a lot of self-control and self-disciple to be a follower of Jesus. We need to remember that we were saved to save. Jesus broke our chains of slavery to sin. Let's share that good news with others and pray that He too would free them from their bondage to sin. There is power in Jesus' name to break every chain.
    I Corinthians 9:24-27
  • Sep 25, 2016All In: Doing Gospel-Centered Ministry Pt.1
    Sep 25, 2016
    All In: Doing Gospel-Centered Ministry Pt.1
    The great news of the gospel is that Jesus Christ suffered on the cross and endured God's wrath in our place. When we trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior and the Holy Spirit regenerates our hearts, we are freed from the bondage of sin and penalty of the Law. Our freedom is suppose to be used to serve others and reach out to others with the gospel of Jesus. We are to meet them where they are and use our freedom to be a co-laborer with Christ and be a light that points people to Jesus.
    Scripture: I Corinthians 9:18-27