Growing Better As You Grow Older

Luke 2:36-38 36 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. 38 Coming…

A Mother That Really Impressed Jesus

Matthew 15:21-28 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him,…

How to Build a Storm-Proof Life

You can either: 1) Build a great life with a strong foundation [or] 2) Destroy your life with the wrong foundation Luke 6:46-49 46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will…

Gardeners of the Gospel

1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since…

Jesus’ Final Wishes

David Platt: “Our mission is not to disinfect Christians and put them on a shelf” Our mission is to disciple them and put them into service”   This is the prayer Jesus prayed the night before He died. John 12:1-25 Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For…

Becoming an Ambassador

2 Corinthians 5:6-21 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord.…

Getting to Know You

God’s Identity He Is the Creator (vs. 24) He Is the Ruler (vs. 24) He Is the Provider (vs. 25) He Is Holy God’s Intention We are to know that we are His. (vs. 26, 30) We are to seek Him in all situations  (vs. 27) God’s Instruction See and know God as He is.…

Sent to Catch People

We are sent: -To be ambassadors -To be farmers -To be fishermen Luke 5:4-11 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will…

Two-Gather to Reach the Lost

Mathew 18:19 “ Whenever two or more of you gather in my name I am there with them.” Luke 10:1-6 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but…