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Trials & Errors: Physical Pain?

Trials and Errors: Physical Pain? Feb. 14, 2021 Mark 1:32-34 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Jesus…

Trials & Errors: Why?

Trials and Errors – Why Feb. 7, 2021 Personal pain is loud Psalm 9:9The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble  PS 10:1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Life going wrong… We question the goodness of God It difficult to have a deeply personal relationship with God if we don’t trust him; if our picture of him doesn’t inspire love and worship There is no…

Mouth on Fire: Encouragement

Mouth on Fire: Encouragement Jan. 31, 2021 “Trials and Errors” Words are disproportionate in effect Our words are set on fire by hell Ask to understand If you can change your circumstance, do something If you can’t change your circumstances, change your perspective Spiritual Discipline of Attentiveness Be Courageous Truth and Grace Face to Face Only a fire can light a fire Words are disproportionate in effect   Negativity is easy Words do more than inform. Words also motivate/de-motivate 1…

Mouth on Fire: Gossip

Mouth on Fire – Gossip Jan. 24, 2021  This ONE THING changes the course of your life  James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.  Words are disproportionate in effect   Ask to understand   If you can change your circumstance, do something   If you can’t change your circumstances, change your perspective   “God what are you doing in the unchangeable?”  Spiritual Discipline of Attentiveness   Proverbs 16:28 A perverse person stirs up…

Mouth on Fire: Combustible Complaints

Mouth on Fire: Combustible Complaints Jan. 17, 2021  This ONE THING changes the course of your life  James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.  Words are disproportionate in effect   Everything that everyone does makes sense to them    Ask to understand   Ex. 14:11-12 And they said to Moses, “Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? Weren’t there enough graves for us in Egypt?…

Mouth on Fire: Ask to Understand

Mouth on fire: Ask to Understand  Jan. 10, 2021 This ONE THING changes the course of your life  James 3:2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.  Most unruly part of the body? Mouths!  Controlling what we say is soooo difficult   James 3:3-4 We can make a large horse go wherever we want by means of a small bit in its mouth. And a small rudder makes a huge ship turn wherever the pilot…

Testimony Sunday

Slide 1: To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: Slide 2: Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: “God, I thank you that I am not like other people – robbers, evil doers, adulterers – or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth…

New Years: Seeds

New Year – Seeds  December 27, 2020 What would you like more of?   Matt. 13:1-9 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it…

Christmas Eve: Peace

Peace   December 24, 2020 Peace doesn’t come in circumstances   Luke 2:8-20 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 not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is…

Anticipating Immanuel: His Voice

Anticipating Immanuel – His Voice December 20, 2020   How active is God?  Malachi 4:4-5 Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse  Matt. 11:11,13-14 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there…