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.
Do you think of paradise and marriage in the same idea? Someone said, Â“Marriage reminds me of the opening line of Charles Dickens novel Â– Â‘It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.Â’Â” But God gave marriage to us as a blessing of love for his people. LetÂ’s talk more about this. Please join us.
God has given us new life in the Holy Spirit who works to reshape and conform us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. We are considered adopted children of God. LetÂ’s talk about how living a transformed life in Jesus can change us in wonderful way we could never have imagined.
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?
The birth of Jesus is the greatest present we could ever receive at Christmas. LetÂ’s look at it once again from a different perspective to fully comprehend this exceptional gift of love from God.
The whole motive for Christmas, the sending of Jesus, GodÂ’s Son, to save the world, reflects the heart of God for loving lost people. Christmas is the beginning of the story of God loving the lost.
When the Wise Men saw the Star of Bethlehem, they followed it to where Jesus was and honored Him with gifts fit for a King Â– gold, frankincense, and myrrh. As we celebrate JesusÂ’ birth, what suitable gifts can we give Him?
In the parable of the Final Judgment, Jesus teaches about the shepherd separating the sheep (obedient servants) from the goats (pretenders) on the last day according to their good works. This can be a very confusing teaching to Christians who believe in grace by faith. LetÂ’s explore this teaching some more in some and learn what it has to do with the Christmas story.
As Christians, we try to be nice and pious to others around us. But every once in a while we need to stop and check our spiritual pulse. Are we stretching ourselves past those boundaries? When we do, lives can be changed for Jesus.
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.