May 3, 2016
Purpose in the Instructions
Series: PURPOSE
Many times, God will give us instructions that seem illogical, insulting or insignificant. In those moments, we must trust that God has a purpose and reason for what He is calling us to do. His ways are higher, and His plans are better. 
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-5, II Kings 5:1-14, Matthew 28:16-20
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  • May 3, 2016Purpose in the Instructions
    May 3, 2016
    Purpose in the Instructions
    Series: PURPOSE
    Many times, God will give us instructions that seem illogical, insulting or insignificant. In those moments, we must trust that God has a purpose and reason for what He is calling us to do. His ways are higher, and His plans are better. 
    Scripture: Joshua 6:1-5, II Kings 5:1-14, Matthew 28:16-20
  • May 1, 2016Purpose in the Instructions
    May 1, 2016
    Purpose in the Instructions
    Series: PURPOSE
    Many times, God will give us instructions that seem illogical, insulting or insignificant. In those moments, we must trust that God has a purpose and reason for what He is calling us to do. His ways are higher, and His plans are better. 
    Scripture: Joshua 6:1-5, II Kings 5:1-14, Matthew 28:16-20
  • Apr 24, 2016Purpose In The Thorn
    Apr 24, 2016
    Purpose In The Thorn
    Series: PURPOSE
    In II Corinthians 12, Paul recounted an experience he had when he was shown a glimpse of the glories of heaven. After his experience, he was given a thorn that God was purposing to cultivate humility in his heart and create a deep dependence on Himself. There are many times that we endure afflictions in life, and we immediately pray for God to relief us of them. We need to be reminded that God has divine purpose in every "thorn" we may be given that will display His power in our lives.
    Scripture: II Corinthians 12:1-10
  • Apr 17, 2016Listen. Obey. Trust.
    Apr 17, 2016
    Listen. Obey. Trust.
    As Jesus was nearing the end of His earthly ministry with the disciples, He wanted to encourage them in the work He still had for them after His departure. He promised them that the Holy Spirit would help them listen to His calling, obey Him fully, and He would give them the faith to trust His plans in the uncertain times. May we do the same in our lives every day knowing that we still have a mission, and we have the Holy Spirit to lead us along the way.
    Scripture: John 14:15-27
  • Apr 10, 2016Purpose In The Call
    Apr 10, 2016
    Purpose In The Call
    Series: PURPOSE
    Jesus calls. We respond. Philip was doing a great work in Samaria where the gospel was bringing great joy to the city. Then an angel told him to leave there and go down to the desert road. Philip responded with "Yes, Lord." May our response when Jesus calls us to do something always be "Yes, Lord" even when it appears to be difficult.
    Scripture: Acts 8:1-8;26-40
  • Apr 3, 2016Purpose In The Journey
    Apr 3, 2016
    Purpose In The Journey
    Series: PURPOSE
    As the Israelites were coming out of Egypt, God led them through a very difficult path. They encountered a seemingly immovable body of water and an apparently never-ending wilderness. Jesus will sometimes lead us down difficult paths that seem to be impossible to navigate, but they are always for a greater purpose - God's purpose.
    Scripture: Exodus: 13:17-22
  • Mar 27, 2016Purpose In The Sacrifice
    Mar 27, 2016
    Purpose In The Sacrifice
    Series: PURPOSE
    As we examine Joseph's life we can see a shadow of Jesus and the salvation He would ultimately bring through the cross and His resurrection. As Joseph endured suffering and betrayal, he was uncertain as to what purpose God had in it. We can see that ultimately, Joseph would save God's people by bringing them to Egypt. Similarly, Jesus' suffering on the cross brings salvation to us.
    Scripture: Genesis 37
  • Mar 20, 2016The Church That Played It Safe
    Mar 20, 2016
    The Church That Played It Safe
    Series: BLUEPRINT
    The Church in Laodicea tried to play it safe by not fully committing to Jesus Christ. They tried to trust in their own self-sufficiency and riches, but they were actually spiritually bankrupt. We must see Jesus as our greatest treasure and be willing to go all in.
    Scripture: Revelation 3:14-22
  • Mar 13, 2016The Church With A Tenacious Spirit
    Mar 13, 2016
    The Church With A Tenacious Spirit
    Series: BLUEPRINT
    Jesus commended the church in Philadelphia for keeping the faith and not denying His name. Even though they had little power, they had great impact because of their faithfulness. May God give us the faith to trust Him and be obedient no matter our size or outward limitations.
    Scripture: Revelation 3:7-13
  • Mar 6, 2016The Church On Life Support
    Mar 6, 2016
    The Church On Life Support
    Series: BLUEPRINT
    The church in Sardis had the reputation of being alive, but Christ knew that they were spiritually dead. It's easy to give the outward appearance of righteousness, but may our reputation and spiritual condition reflect the new life Jesus Christ has given us.
    Scripture: Revelation 3:1-6