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Comparison vs Contentment | Financial Peace Part 1

Peace  Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.  Matthew 6:28-33 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that…

How to Change Your Reactions | Wonder of It All Part III

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Theistic Evolution Progressive Creationism 6 Day Creation  DNA “The most efficient information storage in the world” The Brain: New Frontier in Biology  “A typical brain contains 100 billion cells – as numerous as the stars in the Milky Way galaxy. And each cell is linked by synapses to as many as 100,000…

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made | Wonder of It All Part II

Psalm 65:8 The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy Full stop, focused awe and wonder  Exodus 3:3-4 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” Science class was like a worship service Sound  Sight  Psalm 139:13-18 You made…

Random Chance or Perfect Design? | Wonder of It All Part I

Every class was like a worship service  “If it isn’t science, it’s fiction.” God’s Power, Creativity, Vastness, Perfect design  Lawrence Krauss “I can’t prove that God doesn’t exist, but I’d much rather live in a universe without one.” Faith: Strong belief in God based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof  Purpose of series is to switch glasses  In Science we are only reading the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself. ~ CS Lewis All truth is God’s truth …

COTR Talks: Prayer

Prayer is difficult Part 1 – Failure Part 2 – Leadership Part 3 – Imagination Luke 22:39-46 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel…

Testimony Sunday

New Years 2024  God provides  God opens up opportunities for growth  Anchor Mission to Reach and Transform  Get them off their tablets and into the wild  Luke 18:15-17 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him. Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom…

Anticipation: Love

Eating sugar has been found to extend life expectancy Government has found more money and will give back all our taxes from last 10 years.  Too good to be true  Hope that leans in  Luke 2:8-10 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do…

Anticipation: Joy

Luke 2:1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. Micah 5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old Isaiah 9:1-3 in the future he…

Anticipation: Peace

Aventis means to prepare for the coming of an important person  John 5:39-40 You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life. God prepared human history for Christmas  Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent His Son, Daniel 2:44 In the time of those kings (Romans), the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that…