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Christmas Stories #2: Magi Wisdom

Simeon’s story is included in the Christmas Story because God wants us to live our lives with the same sense of anticipation and hope in the coming of Jesus Christ. Because the truth is, we are given a similar kind of promise.

Christmas Stories #1: Simeon, A Christmas Hymn

Simeon’s story is included in the Christmas Story because God wants us to live our lives with the same sense of anticipation and hope in the coming of Jesus Christ. Because the truth is, we are given a similar kind of promise.

The Word of God & the Will of God

Simeon’s story is included in the Christmas Story because God wants us to live our lives with the same sense of anticipation and hope in the coming of Jesus Christ. Because the truth is, we are given a similar kind of promise.

Fear & Thanksgiving

Is it possible to think you are a Christian, but not really be one? This message covers (1) what the Gospel is, and (2) how to know if you really believe it.

Raise Up! #3: Wise Investment Strategies

In Matthew 6:19-24, Jesus reminds us that how we view and use our money reveals what we really value and who we really serve. He challenges us as stewards of Christ to look for every opportunity to leverage earthly assets for heavenly treasure.

Raise Up! #2: Becoming God’s Investment Manager

When we become serious about being a disciple of Jesus Christ, we will stop thinking and living like owners and start thinking and living like managers. And our practice as godly stewards will be about faithfulness grace, enthusiasm and love.

Raise Up! #1: Introduction

We can’t afford to get distracted or discouraged from invested in our mission of making disciples who make disciples. This is what the Raise Up Project is really all about.

Daniel #12: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

In this final prophecy of Daniel the Lord outlines the future in tremendous detail. Each prophetic event came about exactly as predicted, with one exception; the future coming of the anti-christ.

Daniel #11: The Invisible Battle

Daniel chapter 10 begins the final section of the book. In this chapter we see that after Daniel prayed he had to wait 21 days for the answer to come from God because there is ongoing conflict between Satan’s demons and God’s angels.

Daniel #10: The 70 “Sevens” Prophecy

The angel Gabriel reveals to Daniel one of the most important, specific and difficult prophecies about the future of the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. The events of this prophecy have spanned from the time of Daniel to the future.

Daniel #8: The Ram, the Goat and the Evil Horn

Daniel chapter 8 is a vision and a prophecy about the exact details of the coming persecution for the Jews 400 years later. It gave those Jews hope that there will be an end to persecution and gives us confidence that the Bible truly is the Word of God.

Daniel #6: Daniel and the Lion’s Den

We learn from Daniel that In the nation of Babylon, as in our own, courageous faith actions are equipped through consistent faith practices.

Daniel #5: Contagious Christianity

Pride leads to destruction but humility before God leads to life. This is the lesson of Daniel 5 where the arrogant pride of Belshazzar leads to the final destruction of the great Babylonian empire.

Daniel #3: Fire and Faith

Daniel and his three friends were living “Between Two Worlds”. In Daniel 3 the three friends could not obey the king by worshiping the image. They knew they would suffer for that choice but God delivered them through the fire. God was again glorified.

Daniel #2: Dreams and Kingdoms

Daniel 2 is perhaps the single most complete prophecy regarding the world’s kingdoms in the Bible. Dan 2 reminds us that it is God and God alone that sets up and tears down the world kingdoms. As Christians we should submit to God and His kingdom.

Daniel #1: Between Two Worlds

As a young man Daniel was taken from his home and shipped off to Babylon. Daniel had to determine how to live as God’s child in this godless world. In Daniel chapter one we see clearly how to live “Between Two Worlds” as Christians have to do today.

Confident Faith #15: That We May Know

John finishes his letter, reminding his readers of the confidence they have in their eternal life, prayer, power over sin and the evil one, and relationship with the one, true God.

Confident Faith #14: The Testimony Concerning Jesus

John identifies multiple witnesses that provide their testimony concerning Jesus the Christ, the Son of God. We look at WHO provides the testimony, WHAT the testimony is, and WHY the testimony is important.

Confident Faith #13: The “Born” Identity

In this paragraph John offers three clues describing those who have been born of God. Those who have been born of God believe that Jesus is the Christ, love the children of God, and overcome the world.

Confident Faith #12: With Love there is No Fear

We can have confidence of our salvation because we have been given the Holy Spirit. As a result we see the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, the first being love. And when we have the love of God there is no fear or eternal judgment.

Confident Faith #11: God is Love!

The truth that “God is love” is a life-changer. To know how that love was shown through God sending His only Son to die for our sins affects everything about our lives. The more we know the Father the better we can love one another.

Confident Faith #10: Don’t Believe Everything

Don’t believe everything you see, hear or read. This is John’s warning in 1 John 4:1-6. Satan works hard to deceive Christians to get them off track in their faith. Remember, Jesus is God and everything should be tested according to the Word of God.

Confident Faith #8: Living Out the Faith

God desires for His children to walk consistently with who they are. When we sin we are living like we are not His children. The way we show that we love God is by loving our brothers and sisters. Love is shown when we meet needs with our generosity.

Confident Faith #7: Living in Light of His Appearing

One of the reasons we have such a hard time loving others is because we haven’t really connected with how deeply God loves us . Imagine how much better life would be if we lived loved by God.

Confident Faith #6: Beware of Antichrists!

Beware of the antichrists in our world! There are many who say they they believe in God but deny Jesus Christ. We must remain committed to the Word of God and submitted to the Spirit of God if we want to maintain a confident faith.

Confident Faith #3: Knowing That You Know Him

The older I get the more I love the metaphor of walking to describe the Christian life. Walking is not as spectacular or fast as running, leaping, or flying, but it is a steady, sure movement in one direction. The same is true in living for Jesus Christ.

Confident Faith #2: True Confessions

How hard is it for you to admit your sin? Do you tend to deny or ignore your sin? Do you minimize it or rationalize it? Or Do you confess it? Confessing sin is one of the greatest evidences of those who are walking in the light.

Confident Faith #1: The Real Jesus

John testifies to the truth of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. If you deny the incarnation of Jesus Christ, then the cross loses its significance. If Jesus wasn’t a man, he couldn’t be our substitute and die in our place.

Let’s Talk About Baptism

Jesus commanded for His followers to be baptized therefore it is a critical part of the life of every believer. In Acts 8 we see a story of a man from Africa who trusted in Jesus and then immediately wanted to be baptized.

Easter 2016

May the truth of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ fill our hearts with living hope and ignite our passion to love and serve Jesus for the rest of our eternal life.

Deeper #12: Deeper Into Love

Jesus tells his followers to love each other the way he loves us. In order to love others like Jesus, we must believe and live out of the depth of God’s love for us. It is only then that love flows freely.

Deeper #11: Going Deeper in our Unity

Throughout the Scripture we see that God takes his people’s unity very seriously. In Phil 2:1-4 we see why we should pursue unity and we see how to do it. As our church becomes more diverse we will need to carefully pursue unity for God’s glory.