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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MORALITY MATTERS, week three

May 2, 2017

Living in a World of Moral Relativity We live among those who think about morality much differently that we do. How do we live well, judge not, and still influence our neighbors?… Scripture References: Psalm 12, Ephesians 4:17-24

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MORALITY MATTERS, week two

April 24, 2017

The Goal of Morality Many people think the goal is to please God. Deuteronomy 6 gives the better reason, “that it may go well with us”. Morality is good for us and is the lubrication that makes the human engine run smoothly. Scripture Reference:  Deuteronomy 6: 1-5

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MORALITY MATTERS, week one

April 18, 2017

The Golden Rule This week we begin to look at morality. Most people think that it just means, “Doing the right thing,” but it is far more than that. Today I will introduce the three main parts of morality which will chart the course for the next 9 weeks. We will start with the basics: […]

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THE FACT OF EASTER MORNING

April 10, 2017

 The Fact of Easter Morning Easter is a day of joy for Christians. We understand that the Easter declaration, “He is risen” is hard to believe.. it was for the women who visited the tomb, and for the disciples as well. Yet, He is risen! We believe it as fact and from that fact blessings […]

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GROW UP – BECOMING MATURE IN CHRIST, week 4

April 5, 2017

Attaining Maturity –  Can We Make Progress? Paul wants us to grow in our faith, mostly because there is so much blessing in it. He doesn’t want anyone to miss out. One wonders through, is it possible for the normal church member? This week we learn how it can be. Scripture Reference:  Ephesians 4: 1-13

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GROW UP – BECOMING MATURE IN CHRIST, week 3

March 27, 2017

Letting God Work in Us The American ideal is to “Make it happen”. This is not the same idea of Christianity. Christians start with their own powerlessness to let God’s power flow through them. Letting God work is really how we become our true selves. Scripture Reference: Ephesians 3: 10-21

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