In this passage, we see Jesus and his disciples around the city of Jericho. He tells of his death and resurrection, but the disciples still don’t’ get it. Jesus teaches his disciples about servant leadership. Finally, Jesus restores sight to a blind man. What a day! His eyes are now set on the task before him in Jerusalem.
Legalism is the belief that you can make yourself more righteous, justified, accepted, loved, etc. before a holy God.
The Law was given to guide the nation of Israel, not as a measure of righteousness. Somewhere along the line, the Law had been perverted as a means to prove righteousness instead of revealing our unrighteousness and need for a Savior.
The Greatest Commandment is to Love God; I can’t think of anything else that is more important than our relationship with God. I also can’t think of anything that hinders our relationship with God more than our sin. Sin is missing the mark. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” The penalty? Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Then… 1 John 1:9...
In this workshop, we look at what confession is, the types of confession, Old Testament and New Testament examples, crucial elements, and then we provide a guide to start confessing sins to God.
There will be no video posted of this week's service.
We saw last week how Jesus saved a man. Today, we see Jesus save a woman and a child. Jesus saves everyone who calls on the name of the Lord!
Believe it or not, evil has a face. Evil is not merely a concept or something generally opposite of “good.” All evil can be traced back to a single agent: Satan. War, sickness, disease, catastrophes, violence, lust, addictions, pestilence, waste, relational conflicts, selfishness—all sin and all that is wrong in the world is a particular expression of evil, the unending rebellion of Satan against God. The world continues to bear the scars of this mutiny. In today's passage, we see Jesus confront the demoniac, conquer the destructive, and commission the delivered.
Storms are unpredictable. At times, we see them coming, hiding in dark, rolling clouds that fill the horizon. If they come in the dead of night, we don’t see them, but we hear the booming thunder and driving rain. Think back to the worst storm you remember experiencing. Maybe you were in your room listening to it, or out in the woods hiking, or maybe driving through it. Think about the awesome power of nature and your sense of helplessness. What were your feelings through the storm?
Jesus was crucified and buried, but death could not hold the Son of God. On the third day, God demonstrated Jesus’ victory over sin and death by raising Him from the dead. As the women went from the tomb to tell the disciples, Jesus appeared to them and they worshiped Him. But the religious leaders denied His resurrection and refused to worship Jesus. When Jesus met with His disciples they worshiped Him, and Jesus gave them an assignment: He commanded them to make disciples of all the nations.
What if I told you that it is possible to understand financial issues without having to know all about spreadsheets and retirement plans? Would you feel relief?
Money issues are heart issues.
In this message, we look at four heart-level perspectives and five habits in regards to money.
We all want healthy, deep, vibrant relationships. We all long for meaningful connections with others. But, this isn’t happening. We live in dysfunction. We live disconnected from other people, especially those sitting right next to us. We know it should be different. What we don’t know is how to fix it. Join us for a nine-week series on how to build lasting relationships that matter.
What is peace? How do I experience more of it in all of my relationships?
We are taking a quick sprint through the grand story of the Bible. The first week, we looked at creation (perfection) and the fall (sin and death entered the world, infected all of humanity). Last week, we looked at the Jews (calling of Abraham and his family) and the Law (10 Commandments, sacrificial system, covenants with God). We also flew through the Judges, Kings, and Prophets.
All of history is moving to the point where God’s plan of salvation and redemption for the universe will be complete, when, as the last book in the Bible says, “‘Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (Revelation 21:3-4)
Today, we turn our attention to the NT. Remember the promise from Genesis 3:15 – “And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”