There is a cost to everything in life. When it comes to learning in the school of hard knocks there are only two ways to learn. From your pain or someone else’s pain. Which would you choose? We finish out our four week series Weeks of Warning under the theme Cost. Jesus tells us that life under his cross of suffering will have a very real cost to it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. The warning is that it won’t always be easy. The comfort is that we are never alone with him by our side.
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The way to heaven is narrow. Although the door is narrow, it is open to all, and the saints will come from all nations to behold the glory of the Lord. Jesus is that narrow door. Join us this Sunday as we continue our series Weeks of Warning: Narrow
Four weeks of warnings for Christians begins on this Sunday! The life of faith will be marked by difficulties. These warnings are given so that the believer will be prepared to meet these challenges with the confidence of the cross. This Sunday we will see that the Word of God doesn’t always unite—it also divides. The living and active Word of God does not bring peace between believers and unbelievers, but division. Where is the comfort? The final purpose is the salvation of believers.
When Abraham was called to go to a different country, he went. When God promised a child, he believed. The concept of faith can be a difficult one. How can we get more of it? Follow Abraham through his walk with God this Sunday and see the source of his faith and yours.
How can you be a “Mary” disciple in a “Martha” world? There is one thing needed. The first priority in our life is worshiping at the feet of our Lord.
The joy of the ministry is service. Our Lord gives us some instructions in the gospel lesson. In our message we’ll see how God carries that out through the prophet Elijah. The question is where do you fit in? Come and find out this Sunday.
Imagine your brothers sold you as a slave. Not to worry, you landed on your feet and had a great job in charge of a noble man’s house. Things got ugly though – to protect your reputation and to honor your God you lost your job and ended up in prison. Does this sound like a good life to you? You may know the story of Joseph already, but we’re answer the question: Is faithfulness worth the trouble it brings?
How many times should I forgive me brother? How many times should God forgive us? Our God has forgiven all of our debts. In our message this morning Jesus talks to a man about forgiveness but he uses the topic of thankfulness to make his point. Watch, and see if this applies to you.
What does a great faith look like? Jesus holds up an unlikely example for the Jews. A great faith is unselfish, Christ-centered, humble, and holds to every word of God. This week we’ll explore parts of a great faith.
On this special Sunday we have the chance to hear two young men confess their faith and pledge their lives to their Lord. We praise God for his grace in their lives.
What does the church look like? You might be thinking it’s a little underwhelming in this world. Splintered and limping, the Christ’s church on earth doesn’t have the outward glory pictured in heaven. God’s glory is there! St. John’s Revelation helps us see it!
Hail the day that sees him rise! It’s Ascension! There have been three historical festivals in the Christian church. Christmas is the birth of the King. Easter is the resurrection of the King. Ascension is the coronation of the King. Come this Sunday and celebrate the victory of our God!
“The King of Love, My Shepherd Is…” Psalm 23 has captured the imagination and the soul of many a poet. The illustrations of a shepherd and a sheep are many. Jesus uses the image of himself. This Sunday see yourself as one of Jesus sheep. That’s a great place to be.
What a song! The picture in Revelation has everything except the tune. The majesty and the glory of our God on full display is a powerful vision of comfort. To God’s timeless view of the world, this is a done deal. To our limited view of life in time, we have a way to go. God won’t leave us. This Sunday we offer comfort using a view from heaven.