This is our second Sunday and first full week of our adventure into 1 & 2 Corinthians.
This morning message this week is titled Glorifying God. We were created for this purpose and in this message we will be reminded that what we do and say can distort our ability to bring God glory. The truth is that we are often distracted and deceived by the world into wrong thinking about the value of our lives. God’s word reminds us that He so highly valued us that He payed a high price for our redemption.
This week we launch our new series: Love Letters.
This weeks message is titled "United in Christ.” Begin in chapter one verse 10 Paul gets to the heart of the issue to this and every church when he asks the question, Is Christ divided? The reader must realize that, if we are in Christ, then we cannot live or act like there are divisions between those of us who are called by His name. This is a challenging true and we are going to explore its meaning together.
This Sunday’s message, You’ve Got Mail," will be an introduction to our upcoming 13 week Bible Adventure in the books of 1&2 Corinthians. The series title is Love Letters. In this weeks we are going to bring together our Sunday morning evening and Wednesday night messages in addition to our Small group sessions and daily bible readings. I believe that this will be an exciting time as our family is working through these wonderful letters of truth and love.
This will be the last week in the series Vision & Victory.
The message this week is from Joshua 24. In this passage we hear Joshua ongoing faithful commitment to the service of the Lord. But we are also looking at the end of Joshuas life. He has remained faithful and God has wonderfully blessed him. Their is wonderful blessing in a faithful life. But this morning we are going to consider what is required to live the faithful life.
This week we will read from Joshua chapters 5 and 6 which focus on the story of Jericho. For many it is a familiar story because it is so dramatic. In truth it is a story of humble faith. Both Joshua and the people of Israel were called upon to humbly and quietly walk around the city for seven days. God was teaching His people to trust Him and to not lean on their own ideas. It is a teaching that we need to consider for our walk with Christ.
This week we find Joshua and the people of God getting ready to cross over into the promise land. They had to face some major obstacles first. Then in obedience they had to take big steps of faith. The same is true for you and me. We have to step out in faith , get our feet wet to realize the power of God in our lives.
This Sunday we will hear the second message in the series, Vision & Victory. We will read from the second chapter of the book of Joshua which describes the two spies who are sent into Cannan and there they meet Rahab. It is a story of preparation faith and obedience. The faith of Rahab is saving faith. As the people of Israel prepare to enter into the promise land the testimony of God’s faithfulness brings salvation to those who believe.
This Sunday we begin the New Year with a series of messages from the book of Joshua, titled “Vision & Victory. There is much to learn from walked in faith and obedience. This week we have crossed over into a new year and like Joshua we must learn to be strong and courageous. We must regain a vision of the living God at work in our world and then be willing to cross over and join Him in victory.
This week we will look at part of the Christmas story that often gets missed. Jesus visited Jerusalem soon after his birth and right under the nose of King Herod. The new born king went to the capital and visited the temple where met some encouraging people. I hope that you meet some encouraging people in worship on this Lords Day. Lets worship the King!
If you have been paying attention to the news in the past week there has been quite a stir regarding our nation recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Wise men came to Jerusalem 2000 years ago, they also created a stir. Jerusalem is at the center of God’s redemptive plan. What is happening today our news is a reminder to get ready for the coming King. Jesus was born a King. We should worship Him!