Where is God? We equate good fortune with God’s favor and bad fortune with his judgment. So if life is generally good, God must be happy with our performance no matter what we do! That false security must be CRUSHED. God must constantly remind us where he intends to be found—in the gospel.
It was a custom known as “battle by champion.” Two opposing armies would each send out their best warrior to fight each other. That is what we see this week. Because Christ fought the battle against Satan as one of us, he won that battle for all of us. Jesus is our perfect substitute.
The veiled gospel that the Apostle Paul was talking about isn’t difficult to find or understand. It is veiled by the god of this world – the devil. There are many different angles of attack for him. In our message this Sunday we looked at the causes of spiritual blindness and how God reveals the light of salvation.
How is the resurrection revealed? This is the season of Epiphany after all. For the past six weeks we’ve seen Jesus reveal his power through one miracle after another. This Sunday we see that he is revealed as God on the pages of Scripture. The Gospel of Luke shows that perfectly with the Beatitudes.
Have you ever tried to make a U-turn? It’s not always easy to do depending on the situation around you. In conversion God calls us to make a 180 degree turn spiritually. This Sunday we looked at how God turns hearts around everyday by the power of his Spirit.
We’re going back to church! Attending worship can be an intimidating thing! Jesus had been to public worship his whole life, but this Sunday was different. He would be leading worship. We’ll look at what it’s like to enter God’s house. He is happy that you are there!
Changing water into wine doesn’t seem like it would be all that important. There was just a volcano last week that causes huge floods in the pacific rim. There are sick people and disease in the world too! War and military conflict continues around the world today. Why did Jesus take time out for this small miracle? In this message we explore the heart and power of our God.
It’s the festival of Epiphany! The wise men followed the Star of Bethlehem to the Christ-child. You are the star that leads a loved one to the Christ-child. He’s waiting today in the Bible.
What did you get for Christmas? That’s a fun question and answer session for kids in school to have. It can be disappointing though. What if you found out that your gift isn’t as cool as the others? On Sunday we will look back at Christmas and consider what God has given us.
What do you believe in? Reindeer and Santa? What about Frosty and the Grinch? For all the stories and fairy tales of this commercialized season, is there any room left for Jesus? Jesus is the object of your real faith.
Can you feel the Christmas spirit? It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There will be parties for hosting and marshmallows for toasting, but do you feel it? Then why is COVID still here? The economy struggling? Families ripping apart? Learn to choose JOY even during dark times.
From scented candles to quiet music, Christmas brings peace. But does it last? Learn how to ensure you spread REAL peace this year. That’s Christmas in Real Life.
What exactly are you thankful for? Maybe God has taken something away from you this year. Can you still be thankful for that? YES! The Apostle Paul shows us the secret to being content in the letter to the Philippians.