Date: Sunday, February 26 Text: James 3:1-12 Synopsis: Do we want to use our words to represent “fresh water” or “salt water” in the lives of people? As Christians, our relationship with Jesus Christ should be represented in how our words are “fresh water” that give life and build up instead of tearing down.
Marriages full of grace are important because we serve a God who is full of grace and we need to represent that. Our marriage is a testimony. It is a testimony to those we work with, our neighbors and those with worship with. Most importantly, our marriage is testimony to our children (grandchildren.)
In a twist of irony, we find that giving up our lives gives us the life we so desperately wanted all along. This is what happens when we stop playing “would you rather…” or other games with our relationship with Jesus Christ. When we push the games out of the way we can come to God broken and He can fill us up.
Text: Matthew 2:1-13
The most important move we can make this year is evaluate our spiritual condition and see where God wants to move next and hear what God wants to say to us.
Date: Sunday, December 11 Text: Luke 1:46-55 Synopsis: If Mary’s song teaches us anything it is that we are to be drawn into God’s plan for redemption. If God can use a teenage girl to give birth to the Messiah, then I believe that he certainly wants to use us as well.
Here is what we need to know. In order to enter a new life we have to let go. We have to let go of what has always been and embrace the new life Christ has for us.
Date: Sunday, November 27 Text: Matthew 24:36-44 Synopsis: May we not just embrace his first coming and may we not only be ready for his 2nd coming, but may we be ready for his presence and his kingdom to break into our everyday life so that we can agents for his mission.
Date: Sunday, November 20 Text: Jeremiah 23:1-6; John 10:11-18 Synopsis: While the children of Israel were in exile they had identity problems. I believe that for us today, when “all is NOT well” in our lives we can easily forget our identity. We can forget that we are indeed children of God.