God Makes the Matters of Our Lives Matter

John Piper “I don’t need to explain everything. That He reigh and loves is enough for now” – John Piper. The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God By John Piper 1 Samuel 9:1-17 God Makes Our Backgrounds to Matter God Makes Seemingly Small Things to Matter God Even Makes Sinful Choices to Matter

Who Is This God of Glory?

(1 Samuel 4:1-5,19-22; 5:1-5)   Moralistic therapeutic deism is a term that was first introduced in 2005 by sociologists Christian Smith. Five tenets (sharing two today) The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself. God does not need to be particularly involved in one’s life except when God is needed to resolve a problem.

Do We Have Ears to Hear?

Matters of the Heart – Part 2 of 2 1 Samuel 3:1-4 New International Version (NIV) 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And…

A Pastor’s Final Commendation

A Pastor’s Final Commendation Download Outline Acts 20:17-32 “Brothers and sisters, I commend you to God and the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32 (NIV) 1. I commend you to God and the word of His grace, because it is ___________________. “The grass withers, the flowers fall; but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8 (NIV) 2. I commend you…

Building Relationships

Building Relationships YouVersion Link Building Relationships Outline “Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other.” Romans 12:5 (GW) 1. _______________________ destroys relationships. “What causes fights and quarrels? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but you don’t get it.” James 4:1-2 (NIV) “Selfishness only causes trouble.” Proverbs 28:25 (TEV) ___________________ builds relationships. “Look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own.” Philippians 2:4 (TEV) “Do not be…

The Word of Trust

THE WORD OF TRUST Words from the Cross – Part 7 YourVersion Event “By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the thick veil hanging in the Temple was torn apart. Then Jesus shouted, ‘FATHER, I ENTRUST MY SPIRIT INTO YOUR HANDS!’ And with those words he breathed his last. When the captain of the Roman soldiers handling the executions saw what had…