Description: 1 John 1:5-2:2For most people the worst thing a person can be is a hypocrite. In this section of John we'll read how John confronts those who claim one thing and do another. We'll examine what it means to walk in the light of God and how we as sinful people can avoid hypocrisy.
Description:1 John 1:1-4In this lesson we kick off our series of the epistle to 1 John. John begins by stating his reason for believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We'll talk about why we believe Jesus is the truth in a world full of different religions. Just as important, we'll talk about what is at the core of the Christian faith, when you go behind 2,000 years of Christian history, denominations, and creeds. This lesson is about the foundation of discipleship and what it means to have fellowship with God.
Description:1 Thessalonians 5:16-17In this lesson we'll look at Paul's words about the importance of living a thankful life. We'll examine a few reasons why we often don't give thanks and what's at stake when we fail to. At the end of this lesson we'll discuss a spiritual exercise to find 1,000 things to be thankful for. Are you willing to commit to the 100 day challenge to find 10 things to be thankful for?
Description:Isaiah 58:1-12Talking about fasting & worship pleasing to God. God directs our focus....
Description:John 1:19-29Our culture today constantly communicates to us ways that we can "build a bigger platform" ways we can keep the "spotlight" on ourselves. In the message, we will read from John chapter 1 and see that the only spotlight should be on Jesus. We will read how John the Baptist teaches us a significant truth: When we confess who we are not, we can ultimately point to who Christ is and our need for him.
Description: Matthew 11:1-11After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[b] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John:“What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written:“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’11 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Description:Deuteronomy 26:1-15In this lesson we'll examine the instructions given to the Jewish people on why and how they were to make sacrifices to God. We'll examine the act of giving and give five reasons that giving is important to our spiritual lives.
Description:Colossians 4:2-6 & Ecclesiastes 3:1-8In this lesson we continue to look at Paul's request for prayer and instruction to the disciples of Jesus in Colossi. We'll explore what it means to wisely relate to other people. We will also think about what it means to make the most of the time that we spend with family and friends, those whom we want to share Jesus with.
Description:Colossians 4:2The apostle Paul, second to Jesus, is most likely the most influential person in Christianity due to his influence as a church leader and his passion for making disciples of Jesus. Most of us would love to have a tenth of the spiritual influence that Paul had on the world. In this lesson we will get a glimpse on how this apostle prayed for God to work and use him with suggestions of how we can pray in the same way.