In any endeavor in life, if we do not keep our aim on a goal, we can easily drift far from our trajectory. This is a truth that affects all humans from before Jesus' day to now. Let's look at a song to help us, as Christians, stay focused in our mission and anchored to our purpose.
Life in a Christian community is a wonderful thing for followers of Jesus. However, it can also have its trials, for none of us are perfect. We are going to learn how Jesus would have us relate with our Christian friends when mistakes are made and feelings get hurt.
Have you ever wondered about your spiritual faith being wimpy or weak, or worried that it is inept? When Jesus taught about the kingdom of God, He compared it to a mustard seed, a very small seed that grows to be a large plant. Let's learn more about the Parable of the Mustard Seed and how it relates to faith.
A great author of long ago wrote, "A friend is what the heart needs all the time.” How true it is! The human heart possesses a deep longing for friendship. We need someone who understands us, knows us through and through and likes us anyway. The good news for the day is you do! You really do! You have the best friend of all in Jesus Christ.
After the birth of Jesus, some foreigners rode into Jerusalem, asking "Where is the child that has been born King of the Jews , . ."? Most of the people had no clue that a king had been born, including their ruler, King Herod. We do have a King! Is He your King? What are you doing with this King?
Does God hear our prayers? Our song for today â€“ Psalm 116 â€“ tells us that He does indeed hear our pleas for help and answers them. Please join us as we learn how God works in our lives and how we can appropriately respond to His faithfulness in our times of need.
We all have interests, whether they be sports teams or TV programs. And we may an admirer or an avid follower of that interest. In today's message, Jesus is asking us to make that choice in regard to our relationship with Him. Please join us.
Families can be very interesting and colorful. No one can be more alike or more different from us than our brothers and sisters. The same can be true for our church family. Join us as we discuss why the family is so important to the kingdom of God.
Life can sometimes be hard. Sometimes we suffer. Sometimes we feel alone. But we have someone who wants nothing but the best for us - the eternally best for us. Join us as we look at a passage of Scripture that eoncourages us to take heart and place our trust in Jesus.
As we think of the greatest Christmas gift of all - Jesus - it's important for us to take a close look at Him to discover (and perhaps even rediscover) the wondrous things about Him. This is the real story of Christmas, and it is the main truth being revealed to us in the story about the baptism of Jesus.
Sometimes when we look at the world with all its problems and darkness, it seems like evil is winning. The score is 12 to 0 and all is lost. But Jesus tells us to not let the scoreboard fool us. In response to this kind of discouragement, Jesus offers a reassuring pep talk in some parables about the kingdom of God
In the Parable of the Rich Fool, Jesus warns against storing up treasures for ourselves. On the day our life is demanded of us, all our earthly riches will no longer be irrelevant. Titles will no longer impress. It won't matter what cars sat in our garage. What will matter is if we have a real life with God. Let's learn what does it mean to be "rich toward God."
How is your spiritual health these days? Is it good? Full of vitality? We are going to look at what Jesus has to say about keeping it in good shape in our parable for today.
Most of us live our lives trying to do the right thing and be the best person we can be. Isn't that what God wants us to do? Won't we surely be rewarded by Him for our good deeds? In this week's parable, we will hear how our spiritual resumes are worthless before God, and what it will take to enter the kingdom of God.
What motivates a soldier to go into battle? What motivates a warrior to fight? As we celebrate American independence on July 4, we would do well to remember that freedom is never free. Others have sacrificed so we might live free. So also we who believe in God know our freedom in Christ's love isn't free either.