Paul expressed his thanks to God for his brothers and sisters in Christ. He prays for grace-the underserved favor of Christ to be upon them. He prays for the peace that results as we live our lives for His glory. We must believe the best of our brothers and sisters in Christ and forecast achievement for them.
Scripture: Philippians 1:1-5
Sometimes it is the troubles of life that get you exactly where God wants you to go. They are so scary when you are right in the middle of them. They toss you and turn you. But when your storm passes, there is an ability to anchor in a way that you have not before. Here is what Jesus says to you, "Peace, be still." You will be stronger after your struggle. Live in His peace. ...
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Topic: Fear and Anxiety
So it’s Saturday morning and your 7th grade daughter comes running in your room and says, “Mom/Dad, Brian just called and asked me to go to the show this afternoon. P-L-E-A-S-E! Can I go?” You’re caught off guard and you pause momentarily to consider the question – to which your daughter interjects, “All my friends get to go to the show with their boyfriends. . . Oh...
Author: Marilyn Morris
Techniques for diffusing conflict are discussed, and methods for breaking unhealthy alliances are suggested. Conflict does not have to destroy relationships. We can become peacemakers.
Topic: Conflict Resolution
Wycliffe missionaries Larry and Nancy Hagberg relate a remarkable story of faith in the midst of cancer, a near-fatal car crash and floods. God's Word is the powerful, sustaining force in their lives.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
Many church leaders are aware that pornography is a massive problem among Christians. According to some surveys, it is one of the most confessed sins and is deemed by church leaders nationally to be the most sexually damaging problem in their churches. Porn use starts young: over half of boys and nearly a third of girls see porn before their teenage years. In these tender...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
The apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Philippians from a dark prison cell in Rome. We learn much about inner joy and contentment from his story.The prisons of loneliness, negativity and greed each have unique ways of trapping us. We have been granted three strategies to combat them: relationships, prayer and generosity.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Philippians 4:1-8
Topic: Emotional Health
Jesus teaches that we live under great stress when we worship the rival god, Money. We must learn to walk in faith in the present and run to Jesus when we hurt. Life Events Stress Scale click here.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:22-24, Psalm 23
Jesus stilled the storm for his disciples when they were terrified and paralyzed with fear. Christ is not threatened by our life's storms. He asks us to dare to see ourselves in light of His power in us. We need not be hijacked by the gale force winds blowing against our lives. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Topic: Fear and Anxiety, Peace
Joseph's model for reconciling with his brothers and father are illustrated in this story. To reconcile a broken relationship, your much rebuild trust with truth, repentance and time.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Genesis 42:3-7, Genesis 42:9, Genesis 42:13-14, Genesis 42:21-24, Genesis 43:34