Revelation 3:14 reveals Jesus as "the Amen." So is He just a word to be repeated, or added to the end of our prayers? Today we'll look at the meaning behind this power-packed word and how it relates to Christ. We'll see that He is so much more than just a commonly used phrase. He is everything!
When it comes to people and this is the part of Christianity that most people don't really understand: God is illogical... When it comes to people God never hedges His bet and plays it safe...
What defines your life? Some might say, "Music is my life." Others joke, "Sports are my life." For the Christ-follower, it's imperative that Jesus be the focus of your life. Today, we are going to explore what this means and how a believer can make Jesus the center of life.
Today is just an introduction - no heavy application... but I do want to explore three questions that I hope we can answer... First question: Who is Jesus? Second question: Where was (or was there) Jesus before Bethlehem? If there was a Jesus then: What was He doing? What was He doing before He was born?
Revelation 3:20 says that Jesus stands at the door and knocks...what happens if we open the door? Today we want to talk about that...
When God's people were in the wilderness learning how to survive and live as people who are free, God fed them miraculously by sending manna from heaven. Eventually when they had finally arrived at the Promised Land the Bible tells us the manna ceased. God took manna off of the menu. It was a new season. God has a solution, a supply and strategy for every season in your life. When the manna stops coming know that God is still the source. He is just going to feed you in a new way!
The Christian walk is essentially a walk of faith. In the most difficult trials of life, our faith can be challenged. It is in these most trying times that one may wonder. "What's in it for me?" That's essentially the question Peter asked Jesus, and one we will attempt to answer today.
Check out this secret ingredient to happiness. It's so counterintuitive that only people who have experienced it believe it.
Why are we tempted to make decisions that hurt us in the long run? This message will help you understand the difference between pleasure and happiness.
If your goal is to find happiness, no amount of money will ever be enough. But this one principle can change the way you view money and help you find peace.
Some of us here today are mothers and some of us are not. One thing we all have in common is that we all have had a mother. So for that reason we all celebrate Mother's Day. Whether you are a mother or not, we all have the great privelege of LEAVING A LEGACY. What will you leave for the next generation?
Peace with God paves the way to peace with ourselves and equips us to make peace with others. Find out the one thing it takes to find peace with God.
We think we have to choose between being happy and pleasing God. Check out what Jesus had to say about that.
We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a dream job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if no thing can make us happy?
In the middle of our daily struggles, it can be easy to focus on ourselves and get caught up in a wave of worry. But God tells us to look in a different place and to consider our source. Knowing where we come from is paramount in understanding where we're going.
Does this sound like your typical day? An unsolicited phone call requesting a donation. An unexpected bill requiring back payment. A guy at the grocery story entrance with a sign begging for gas money. And then you come to church...and they pass the offering basket! There are a lot of "leeches" who are trying to take your money. And it's the leeches that drain the joy out of giving. Today, we are going to shake off the leeches and rediscover the joy of giving.
If you think the death and resurrection of Jesus are unbelievable, this one thing might change your mind.
Why did Jesus come as one of us, and live as one of us, among us? Today we're going to talk about the most important answer the most significant reason why Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us.
We want answers for life's mysteries. Is there an after life? Will I see my mom again? What does the Bible say about divorce? Does the Bible say we have to give ten percent of our money to the church? Religion tries to answer those questions. Religion is about answers, order, and predictability. Unfortunately, life isn't about any of those things. Life can be messy. Religion has a place in our lives, but Jesus taught us it's not the first place. When religion takes first place, it begins flexing its muscles at the expense of mercy.
We've all been picked on for something we had no control over. It's dehumanizing. In all likelihood, you've also picked on others. It's such a strange thing. It's such a human thing. The easiest way to feel superior is to find a person or group we feel is inferior and power up. And we've probably all been guilty of that outwardly or inwardly. One of the reasons Jesus came into the world was to change all that. Homework Question: As you read Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, seek an answer to this question - Where do I catch Jesus elevating the dignity of the individual?