Is Jesus welcome at your house? Or are you afraid He'll see the dust bunnies in your life? “Batten down the hatches!” I was happily brushing my molars early one morning when I heard the jingle of the kitchen telephone. Hurriedly spitting out my Crest, I scurried to answer the call. Helen, my mother-in-law, was on the other end, announcing her arrival the next morning for a...
Author: Julie Barrier
Celebration is about spiritually savoring all of who God is, all that He has done. It is all about the joy available to us and the connections we have with others. Celebration is God's promise that pulls us forward and assures us that we have a secure future in Him. We must savor Him and all His gifts with a grateful heart.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 118:24, Nehemiah 8:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, Deuteronomy 16, Nehemiah 8:9-11
The key to abundant living is to abide in Christ, to drink of His “living water.” Many see life filled with scarcity, stagnation and misery instead of a life with Jesus marked by abundance, transformation and joy. Joy comes from mourning and comforting our hurts, trusting God with our future and living in the present.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: John 2:1-9, John 10:10, John 7:37, John 15:11, Ephesians 2:4-5
"Spirituality" is now an acceptable and even a stylish presence in our cultural life, including the university or college. It can come in the form of religion, in some traditionally recognized sense. Religion can be, though it need not be, practiced as a form of spirituality, but much of spirituality’s contemporary acceptance is due to its breaking free from religion in the...
Author: Dallas Willard
In the Old Testament, Samuel declares that he would be sinning against the Lord if he fails to pray for the Israelites. (1 Sam. 12:23) The value of praying for others is a familiar Christian call to action, but how can we do so effectively, giving the practice more than cursory lip service? First of all, we need to develop relationships founded on a deep level of care,...
Author: Don McMinn, Kimberly Spring
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Discipleship
As we seek to be obedient, the blessings of honoring one another pour out into the body of Christ. It really is the key to proper functioning. (1 Cor. 12:12, 27) Just like our physical bodies work best when all the various parts are functioning properly, the spiritual body of Christ is at its best when each member is doing his part. Honoring one another is a critical part of...
Author: Don McMinn
Topic: Discipleship, Leadership Principles