The Messiah was broken and battered for the souls of mankind. Mary of Bethany's broken bottle of perfume symbolized her unconditional love for Jesus and her unconditional acceptance of His will. We are made in Christ's image when we experience brokenness through difficulty.
Scripture: Mark 14:1-9, Isaiah 53
Topic: Process of Spiritual Growth
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
The secret to self-control is to make decisions against your ego, flesh and second bests in life. Establish goals. An absence of goals is an absence of faith. Establish boundaries and routines. Self-control, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, keeps our hearts pure. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32-32, Mark 1:35-35, 1 Corinthians 9:24-28, 1 Corinthians 10:23-26
We must live lives of generosity that reflect the character of a benevolent God. God ordained His work to be financed by the gifts of His people. Worshipful giving is determined by what is in the heart of the giver.
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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
What do you do when storms crash around you? Stay in the boat, hold onto Jesus. When life becomes difficult, you deepen your roots in faith. Watch the sermon "Planted Part Two: The Other Side" LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download and use this message in your church or browse more than...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Mark 6:52-53, Galatians 6:9
Mark 9 allows us an eyewitness account of a mountain top experience Jesus has with some of his early followers. It’s known as the ‘transfiguration’ – which is a fancy name to communicate that Jesus reveals more of who He really is to them. There are some lessons here for us. Life is only lived in one direction – forward. God moments are just that, moments. Enjoy them, but keep...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Mark 9:1-7, Exodus 14:12-18, Deuteronomy 18:15-19, Malachi 4:5-6
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson creates a 13-week series on basic tenets of our faith. Faith Foundations are based on Jesus' teaching of the Great Commandment-that we must love God and others above all else.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34, Luke 10:25-28
Deepening your relationship with someone else includes sharing hurts, revealing true feelings, confessing failures, acknowledging weaknesses, expressing doubts and asking for help and prayer.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-3, Mark 14:32-36
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