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
Hanan, the Ammonite king, has bad advisors who arrogantly reject King David's peace treaty and support. In contrast, Joab, David's general, surrounds himself with wise and brave men. Like Joab, we need to intentionally surround ourselves with brave, wise, godly men and women.
Speaker: Mike Hodson
Scripture: 1 Samuel 10:1-19, Mark 1:2-5, Proverbs 15:1, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 27:5-6
Topic: Church Mission
Friends are essential. They shelter us during adversity and loneliness as does our greatest friend – Jesus. Because friends impact our lives tremendously, we must choose them carefully. Friends can sometimes let us down. Restoring a wounded relationship takes love, humility and forgiveness. Continually cultivate companions because if we are to endure life well, we need other...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Proverbs 12:26, Proverbs 13:20, Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 18:24, Proverbs 27:9-10
Topic: Loving Others
We are stewards of all the earthly possessions God has given us -- our mates, children, homes, cars, education, skills and more. Because of His great gifts, we must be pure, vigilant and careful. In the same way, church leaders must care for their flocks understanding that the followers belong ultimately to God.
Scripture: Proverbs 25:26, Proverbs 27:23-24, 1 Peter 5:1, Genesis 15:6