Are we living our faith on the fringe or front and center? The woman with the issue of blood, shunned by society, rejected by the religious leaders of her day, reaches out for Jesus’ healing touch. Jesus responds not with rebuke, but with an invitation of release and rescue. She might be content with proximity to Christ, but He isn't. Jesus longs for her fellowship, just as He...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Mark 5:21-28, Numbers 15:38-39, Malachi 4:2, Psalm 34:15, Matthew 10:29-31
Topic: The Attributes of Christ
We don't have to live fearful lives. Fear corrodes our confidence in God. Christ assures His disciples over and over again to move from fear to faith, and so should we.
Scripture: Matthew 6:25, Matthew 9:2, Matthew 10:28-31, Matthew 14:27, Matthew 17:8
If you are parenting in the worst of times, or want to get ready for parenting in the worst of times, or simply want hope in the worst of times, look at Micah and look at Jesus and take this posture: brokenness because of your sin, and boldness because of Christ. Then in the power of the Holy Spirit, set your heart on being the best imperfect parent you can be for Jesus' sake....
Speaker: John Piper
Scripture: Micah 7:1-20, Genesis 3:16, Matthew 10:34-36
Jesus, in His humanity, demonstrated that we all need friends. He was despised, so His disciples showed Him love and respect. He was rejected, so His small group gave Him acceptance. He was sorrowful, so they provided comfort and encouragement. Christ taught His small group to meet the needs of others.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Isaiah 53:3-5, Matthew 10:1-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16
Topic: Small Groups
Suffering for the sake of Christ is not optional. If we truly follow Jesus, we will suffer as He did. Pastor Chan tours teaching on suffering from every New Testament book. Preached at Cornerstone Church, Simi Valley. Used by permission.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Matthew 10:34-35, Mark 8:34-36, Luke 6:24-26, John 15:18, Acts 5:40
Max Lucado calls us to life and peace in a world filled with uncertainty and violence: “Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” Matthew 10:28 Yet again, yet so soon, we struggle to make sense of bloodshed and violence. Last week bikers mowed down on New York City’s Westside. Sunday, worshippers slaughtered in a small-town South Texas church. Life is...
Author: Max Lucado
Scripture: Matthew 10:28-28