PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER, week four

July 10, 2017

Asking For What We Need. Is There Power In Prayer? Asking is an essential part of prayer. One wonders why we might be reluctant to do so. Today we will look at the dynamics of asking and our confidence in God as we do so. We want to experience the power of prayer that Jesus […]

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PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER, week three

July 5, 2017

God’s Partners In Bringing In The Kingdom When does God’s Kingdom come? When does it start? This phrase of the Lord’s Prayer implies that God is coopting us to bring in the Kingdom. Is this the expectation? If so, we certainly need to pray for help. Having said this though, what more satisfying endeavor could […]

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PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER, week two

June 26, 2017

What Does “Hallowed” Mean Again? This week we look at what hallowed (to keep holy) means in context of the Lord’s Prayer. We also want to undergird this with a reaffirmation that God is a good Father. In light of the above, we want to recommend how to live hallowing God’s name. Scripture Reference:  Matthew […]

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PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER, week one

June 21, 2017

Praying the Lord’s Prayer We begin an 8-week series on the Lord’s Prayer today. Prayer is developing a relationship with God, asking God for our needs, and affirming who God is, for our sake. In the upcoming weeks we will look at each aspect of the prayer. Scripture Reference: Matthew 6: 5-15

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MORALITY MATTERS, week eight

June 13, 2017

Where Are We Headed? What is Heavenly Worship? Last week we talked about what heaven might be like. This week we will talk about something we know happens in heaven… we will worship there. Scripture Reference: Revelation 4  

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MORALITY MATTERS, week seven

June 5, 2017

Where Are We Headed? What Is Heaven Like? Heaven is hard to imagine, but since we are bound there, and we hope mightily upon it, what might it be like? Scripture does not give a lot of details but seems to throw out a lot of hints. Scripture Reference: I Corinthians 2: 6-10

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MORALITY MATTERS, week seven

June 1, 2017

Where Are We Headed? The Destination? The journey is described by the destination. Being moral and continuing in the effort needs to be encouraged by the goal or destination. It does no good, no matter how we travel, if we mean to go to Los Angeles and end up in Lisbon. The destination and goal […]

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MORALITY MATTERS, week six

May 22, 2017

  Humility: Becoming the Kind of Person Who Can Be Moral Humility is key to our growth. First, it is the opposite of the great sin…Pride. Second, we do not grow without failure, so humility must accompany us to move toward God. Third, as we grow, being proud about our growth stops it… no humility […]

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MORALITY MATTERS, week five

May 15, 2017

Becoming the Kind of Person Who Can Be Moral – Loving Kindness Love is at the heart of God. John says God is love, this idea was the “new thing” in the New Testament. Kindness is its cousin. It is an inner quality, but is most often seen and enjoyed by outward actions. Scripture Reference: […]

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MORALITY MATTERS, week four

May 10, 2017

Becoming the Kind of Person Who Can Be Moral – Perseverance Without perseverance all efforts fall by the wayside. Being moral is not easy at first. Scripture Reference: James 1: 1-5, Romans 5:1-4

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