Marriages come in seasons: the romantic season of intense passion and unrealistic bliss, selective blindness and excessive loss of judgment, debt. The reality season includes eyes opened, work, kids, bills and sheer perseverance. The rich season for those who make it include rewards, experience, investments and romance. A persevering marriage has a sense of spiritual oneness...
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Mark 10:6-9, Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 27:17-17
One of the hardest sayings of Jesus has to do with a camel, a needle, and money. It causes us to consider closely the materialistic way we live. God wants us to enjoy material blessings, to give Him charge of all that we have, to invest and be generous. Preached at Fellowship Church, Grapevine Texas. www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission of Fellowship Church.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Mark 10:18-22
Elisha had a defining moment with Elijah when Elijah asked him to leave his life as a farmer and to follow him. We all have defining moments in our lives. As Elijah prepared for his death (his ascension to heaven), Elisha would not leave his mentor. He asked Elijah for a double portion of the Holy Spirit.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: 2 Kings 15:1-25, Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 10:17-22, Luke 8:26-29
Work is a calling from God. Every job stinks. There is no perfect job. God is in control of who is in control.. If you can’t find a better job, this must be the best job. If you can’t respect the person, respect the position. If you want to be influential, become invaluable.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23-24, Mark 10:42-45, Daniel 1 - 6, Revelation 18:1-24
Topic: Work and Vocation
God is our boss and our work is our calling. Pursue greatness while avoiding pride, ego, and selfishness. Embrace last as your first choice. Be committed to: Outserve your team. Make your boss better. Taking it to work. Some will take advantage, some will take notice. Be the best Jesus your work has ever seen....because you may be the only Jesus they ever see.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Genesis 1 - 2, Colossians 3:17-24, Mark 9:30-31, Mark 10:32-45, Philippians 2:1-15
Topic: Leadership Principles
Jesus redefines greatness as servanthood. We must be called away from the allure of living on the ladder toward the life of carrying the towel.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: John 13, Mark 10:32-45, Philippians 2:1-10, 1 Peter 4:10-12
If I am really going to become more like Christ, it means that we would change the way we do marriage and become less self-oriented and more other-focused. It means we become more sacrificial, more missional, more willing to give our comfort, time, and possessions away for others. Jesus is asking. How about you? What is it you want? If we truly have aspirations to follow him...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52, Matthew 7:24, 1 Corinthians 3, Ephesians 2:8, Ephesians 4:15-16
Parents, teach your children to avoid sexual impurity and premarital sex. Discussing sexuality is one of the most powerful ways we have to show our children how much we love them and how valuable they are to God. Marriage God's way glorifies Him and begins to restore His image in us. Pure thoughts and clean living bring great joy and satisfaction.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Proverbs 5:1, Proverbs 5:5, Proverbs 5:15-19, Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:2-9
Peter heard Jesus teach, saw His miracles, sensed His power and touched His grave clothes. Where in your life are you able to "witness" God at work in your life? Hear, see, sense and experience Christ. Don't just be a bystander. Be a witness! Preached at Hope Fellowship Church Frisco, Texas.
Speaker: Carlos Ortiz
Scripture: Luke 5:2-11, John 14:12-12, Mark 10:42-45, Acts 1:8-8
Kneel in pursuit of God's presence. Don't bow down to something else. Kneel in repentance. Jesus never turns away from a sinner with a repentant heart. Kneel in submission. You can kneel now or you can kneel later. Surrender! Preached at LifeChurch.tv. Used by permission of lifechurch.tv/open.
Speaker: Craig Groeschel
Scripture: Matthew 2:10-11, Psalm 95:6-7, Mark 10:17-17, Luke 5:8-8, Luke 21:41-42, Philippians 2:8-11