Have you ever had a door slammed in your face? Sometimes even heaven's door can seem to close on us. It can be painful and frustrating, especially when we're so sure we were right. When we face these situations and attempt to regroup, some things need to be considered from God's Word.
What does it mean to be part of the Kingdom of God, and how does it affect us in todayâ€™s world? In this weekâ€™s message, we are going to talk about three events that marked Jesusâ€™ reign as King, and how their implications apply to us as "Kingdom People."
Prayer is one of the most important things we can do, because it is our lifeline to God. But many of us do not know how to pray or what to pray for. Let's learn the kind of prayer our heavenly Father loves.
Jesus once told His disciples He came not to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many. Likewise as His followers, He likewise calls us to lay aside our pride and live a life of humility. Let's learn how in today's message.
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?
We talk about Christmas countdowns. We go to the stores, and we listen to Christmas carols. The Christian Church, however, traditionally calls this time of year the season of Advent, which means so much more than simply a warmup for Christmas Day. It is a time to remember that Christ has come, He is coming again, and we must be prepared for Him.
Within every human soul is a longing for God, to get close to Him, to know Him, and to know of Him and His will for oneâ€™s life. So where can a person learn about God, and how does He reveal Himself to us?
Jesus once said, â€œDo not lay up treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and thieves break in and steal, but lay up treasures in heaven.â€ Is it wrong, then, to have a nice house or money in the bank? Join us this week as study the meaning of Jesusâ€™ teaching in the next message of our â€œWhat Jesus Saysâ€ series: â€œAbout Priorities.â€
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.
There have always been people who are puzzled by Jesus and not sure of what to make of Him. However, Jesus thinks of us as lost sheep and calls himself, "The Good Shepherd.” Let's learn more about what that means in our message, “I Know I Can Depend on Him."
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.
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."
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.
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
Who is Jesus to you? How much do you really know about Him?