If you ask theologians what the most misused verse in the Bible is, many of them will likely reply it is Luke 11:9 "Ask and it will be given . . ." As with any Bible verse, it can be lifted out of its specific context and made to fit a particular theological slant. However, that is a dangerous thing to do. Join us as we discover the context and story behind this popular verse.
The good news of the Easter message is the linchpin of our faith. The resurrection of Jesus from the grave fills us with the promise of eternal life with God and forgiveness as we repent of our sins and trust in Jesus Christ. But now that we have celebrated this major event, next comes the question, Where do we go from here?
Song writers sing about it. World leaders promise it. Our hearts long for it. Peace. How do we attain peace in our world in the midst of chaos, killing, adversarial language, and animosity? What are the things that make for peace?
C. S. Lewis once said, Â“Jesus was conceived when God took off the glove of nature and touched Mary with his naked finger. Thus, Jesus did not evolve up and out of history.Â” LetÂ’s learn more about this statement and what it means.
Have you ever found yourself saying, Â“I need to make some changes in my life.Â” IÂ’m just not very good at running my life on my own; no one is. We are sinners, and when we try to live life on our own terms, it can lead to disaster. WeÂ’re not very good at fixing it either as we use own willpower, our own strength.
Did you ever think that, like Peter Pan, you never wanted to grow up? Have you ever thought that you were underdeveloped emotionally or even spiritually? What does it mean to grow up fully into spiritual maturity and faith?
Mary was a simple, uneducated young woman when the Angel Gabriel visited her. She must have been terribly frightened at the thought of God's request. Yet her response was one of faith and willingness to be fulfill God's plan. Let's learn how God can use ordinary people like Mary, and us, to do the extraordinary.
Sacrifice. Not a word we tend to use when it comes to Jesus. Yet, amazingly enough, Jesus asks us to give up EVERYTHING in order to follow Him. Join us as we talk about how His call is actually more of an investment than a sacrifice to those who choose to follow Him.
When we lose an important possession, we leave no stone unturned until it is found. This is also how our heavenly Father feels about lost souls. How does this affect our life as one of His followers? Let's learn the answer in our message.
Christ the King Sunday in the Christian Church is much more than a simple phrase to title the day. Join us as we learn a lesson from a thief on the cross about the reason we call Jesus our King.
In all likelihood, you are probably familiar with these words from Scripture: "For surely I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, "plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” They are beautiful, comforting words, but we need to ask, What are they really all about? What is their meaning for us?
How do we hold on to hope? How do we rise above despair to be faithful to what God asks us to do? Discouragement is a part of life. It can consume our spirit and make us want to quit. Let's look at Jeremiah's faith journey to learn that which will empower and inform our journey of faith today.
Prayer is a gift given to us from our great God, a privilege. It means we can connect with the Creator of the universe, and it is an important part of our walk with Him. Let's look at an incredible New Testament story that reveals the power of prayer among believers in Christ.
How is your prayer life? Prayer is the language of faith and a privilege of intimacy with the Lord of the cosmos. God is in the business of erasing our naughty deeds and restoring us and transforming us. He does not want to leave us stuck in the same destructive patterns of our sin and shame, but desires to maximize our created best potential as His beloved children.
It is music to our ears when we hear someone say to us, I'm all-in! Jesus, also, wants to hear and see this all-in attitude from His followers. He calls us to "take our our cross" - deny ourselves - and follow Him, which requires a very high commitment on our part. Let's talk more about this cross we must bear and the benefits of doing so in our message.