We continue our study through Revelation 1 as John writes to the seven churches. We read how peace follows grace, and consider the justness, mercy and graciousness of God. Grow in a Biblical understanding of the Trinity, remembering we are as unto the Lord.
How do you respond to the Bible? Do you ‘cash-in’ on the overflowing richness of the Word of God? Study through 2 Peter 1 as we read to have faith like Peter. Such faith begins with a knowledge of Jesus Christ. Learn a fruitful and practical progression in diligence, leading to charity in addition to our faith. Behold a bigger picture, realizing the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In this study we saw that this oft-quoted passage of Scripture may actually be talking more about the effects of true faith more than its actual substance. Pastor Brett contrasted our initial saving faith with a faith that endures and continues, producing good fruit.
We were challenged with the questions of whether we actually believe God today and whether we are truly living our daily lives walking by faith.
Then we were pressed to examine our faith to see how it stands up. We looked at the substance of our faith, to see if our faith lines up with God’s word and has evidence of God’s fingerprint. Then we looked at the size of faith and saw that even a mustard seed (Matthew 17:20) is enough with Jesus to accomplish great work. Finally we ended looking at the strength of our faith seeing that the strength of our faith is related to faith’s object: Jesus Christ.
Today, we continue our end times series through 1 Thessalonians. Pastor Brett gives us detailed examples of things to be looking for as signs of the time for the Lord’s return.
Studies show that many doctors today are overmedicating people. Men and women of today rely more on antidepressants and less on the promises of the Lord. This morning, we read some of these promises in Philippians 4:4-9.
As we continue our study through the book of Philippians, we read Paul kept the Philippians in mind, remembered them in prayer, and he had them in his heart. We learn how we should treat others in the church by the way Paul treats the Philippians.
We cover a lot of ground tonight as we finish up Paul’s checklist of practical ways to show love within the church. He follows this up with chapter 13, which outlines our responsibility to honor and submit to governing authorities in our lives. “Love is the fulfillment of the law” is the overarching theme of these chapters.
Our text tonight describes a picture of the throne and what was going on around it. From this somewhat brief passage, we learn a lot about a wide range of topics from decision-making, to the Tribes of Israel, to our purpose in life. There are many rich lessons in tonight’s teaching.
In our text today, the centurion has a crucial decision before him - to listen to Paul, who had insight from the Lord, or to listen to the majority and then ‘experts’. Unbeknownst to him, there was a lot riding on his choice. How do you make decisions? If you are seeking wisdom or direction in some area of life, this message should be a great source of encouragement for you.
We wrap up the book of Acts and, to some degree, the ministry of Paul. He had a clear understanding that while, ‘it is appointed once for man to die,’ he was going to live his life with abandon until that day came. His life and his ministry were marked with a sense of abandon; he gave himself fully to the Lord and was used in mighty ways. There is a lot for us to glean today as we look at the conclusion of this apostle’s story.
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