Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Duration:37 mins 28 secs
What is the difference between generosity and giving? Jesus became poor so that we might become rich. Let's remember that when we decide how much we should give back for the cause of His kingdom.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Duration:36 mins 51 secs
If we associate ourselves with “bad company,” our lives will reflect the negative influence they have on us. The opposite is also true; godly friends can have a positive influence on our character and actions. In friendships, as in other areas of life, our enemy's goal in spiritual warfare is to outwit us as believers. In all our relationships we need to be on guard against his schemes. If we fail to be alert or discerning about people, we will be drawn into the wrong kind of relationships, with the destructive or sinful effects.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Duration:48 mins 20 secs
There are glimpses of God’s new creation even in the struggling church at Corinth. God’s power
to rectify simply cannot be contained. For a world held captive to all manifestations of sin’s power – to fear, anxiety, social injustices, war, starvation, and exploitation – this is good news, indeed.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Duration:39 mins 20 secs
In a sense that's what God
did 2,000 years ago. As part of His eternal plan, He stepped out of heaven and became a man so you and I could look at Jesus and say, “That's what God looks like.”
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Duration:39 mins 24 secs
Beware of the lifestyle of convenience and ease, wealth, rest and relaxation, carefree independence, and freedom to do whatever you please
with no restrictions. When taking it in, it doesn’t seem wrong or bad at all. But upon deeper reflection, there is something about this worldview that ultimately leaves people empty.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Duration:47 mins 1 sec
Are you trying to fulfill the requirements of God's law apart from His Spirit? If so, today's message shows that there's a better way. Take some time this week to consider what kind of “letter” you are. What kind of recommendation does your life give to Christ? It's a sobering thought!
Sun, Sep 18, 2016
Duration:45 mins 43 secs
Where can we find comfort in the midst of our difficulties? What is
the purpose for our struggles? Our God is a God who gives comfort and encouragement to us in our times of difficulty and affliction. God uses these sufferings to draw us nearer to Him, and to rely on Him and not ourselves, as He strengthens, encourages, and helps us.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Duration:37 mins 13 secs
How do we bear someone’s burdens? Bearing someone’s burdens can be taking a meal to a sick person, or driving them to the doctor, or something as simple as praying for that person. Prayer is so
powerful and it is often the best thing we can do for someone who has a burden too heavy to bear alone. When we bear the burdens of our friends, we have to use discernment because even though we bear their burdens, we don’t take them from them.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016
Duration:45 mins 57 secs
Ever feel the pointing finger of judgment? What was your response? What does ungodly judgment do to an individual, family, local church, or community? Have you been guilty of ungodly judgment?
Did you notice the results? Did you like the results? Our text today describes how not to judge and how to judge. If we judge with godly judgment, abundant life results in any circumstance. If we judge with ungodly judgment, then ruin is the result.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Duration:42 mins 38 secs
Paul concludes his first letter to the Corinthians with an Aramaic phrase, “Maranatha”. It translates as, “Come, O Lord!” (1 Corinthians 16:22) It is a significant ending for his letter. Paul’s focus, as ours, is upon the anticipated return of our Lord Jesus Christ.