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Forever: Festival of Friends

Forever (in light of eternity) Nov. 20, 22 1 Corinthians 15:13-14 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. Those in Christ will have real bodies Forever Phil. 3:21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own 1 John 3:2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children,…

Portraits of Jesus: Just Mercy

Mercy is one of those things in life that we often don’t want others to have but we desperately need for ourselves. Today we are going to be talking about mercy. Mercy is not one of my strong suits and so if today you feel like I’m calling you out, I’m not I’m just calling myself out. John 8:1-11 is the story of the woman caught in adultery. If you notice in your Bibles most will have a note saying…

Portraits of Jesus: Living Water

Portraits of Jesus Love Jesus/ Love Bible Chapter One – Jesus is God        Chapter Two – Water into wine Chapter Three – Nicodemus being Born Again “Let no one eat the bread of the Samaritans, for he who eats their bread is as he who eats swine’s flesh.” Rabis John 4:7-8 Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone…

Portraits of Jesus: Nicodemus

Portraits of Jesus – Nicodemus Love Jesus/ Love Bible Chapter One – Jesus is God        Chapter Two – Water into wine John 2:23-25 Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart. All faith is immature until after the cross, resurrection,…

Portraits of Jesus: Water into Wine

Portraits of Jesus – Water into Wine  John 1:32-34 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”…

Portraits of Jesus: Jesus is God

Portraits of Jesus “He who says the Torah is not from Heaven is a heretic, a despiser of the Word of God, one who has no share in the world to come” (Sanh. xi. 1; ib. Gemara, 99a)  John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  This passage started to describe what there wasn’t a word for. Deut. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Word was with God. The Word was God.…

A Thanksgiving Coffee

God listens God speaks 1 John 5:15 – we know that he hears us—whatever we ask 1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer. God listens God speaks Ps. 73:24 you guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory Ps. 106:13 Yet how quickly they forgot what he had done. They wouldn’t wait for his counsel John 10:27 My sheep know my…

Who Stole My Joy: Joy In God’s Presence

Who Stole My Joy? God’s joy is beyond circumstances Week one: Joy in the normal “When you kill time, it has no resurrection.” – Tozer Stop thinking, Take a deep breath, Appreciate him Week two: joy in the pain          See the unseen. What are you doing in the middle of this? Week Three: Joy in serving People that you feel better just being around them Today the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our…

Who Stole My Joy: Joy In Serving

Who stole my joy? Week one: joy in the normal Stop thinking, Take a deep breath, Appreciate him Week two: joy in the pain See the unseen. What are you doing in the middle of this? Joy is a focus before it is a feeling There are moments of deep joy in God working through you I have observed that when any of us embarks on the pursuit of happiness for ourselves, it eludes us. Often I’ve asked myself “why.”…

Who Stole My Joy: Joy In the Pain

Who stole my joy?    Romans 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God. Be Joyful is…