The fog of the broken heart. It’s a dark fog that slyly imprisons the soul and refuses easy escape. It’s a heavy cloud that honors no hour and respects no person. Depression, discouragement, disappointment, doubt…all are companions of this dreaded presence. The fog of the broken heart disorients our life. It makes it hard to see the road. Dim your lights. Wipe off the...
Author: Max Lucado
What comprises your identity? A sense of relationship with God, an awareness of God's call on your life and a deeper understanding of who He created you to be. Compare Mt. Sinai, the unapproachable mountain, the dispensation of the Law to Mt. Zion, the permanent dwelling of God where all are invited to be with Him. This is what we are pointing people to-both in this life and...
Speaker: Seth Kreimeyer-Kelly
Scripture: Exodus 9:10-18, Exodus 32:28, Psalm 61:2, Hebrews 12:23-24, Micah 4:1-2
Malachi chides the Israelites for forgetting God and everything He has done for them. When we become blind to God, we take HIs grace for granted. How we serve God reveals what we really think of Him. We must never lose sight of His wonderful grace.
Scripture: Malachi 1:1-8
God calls us to be clothed in humility just as Christ demonstrates when He washes the disciple's feet at the Last Supper. The humble recognize that their abilities are not self-generated but gifted by God to serve Him.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: 1 Peter 5:5-14
Topic: Pride & Humility
The first consequence of Adam’s and Eve’s sin mentioned in Genesis 3:7 is that “the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.” Suddenly they are self-conscious about their bodies. Before their rebellion against God, there was no shame. “The man and his wife were both naked and were not...
Author: John Piper
Christ modeled humility for us by laying aside His heavenly glory, living on earth and dying for our sins. There are several ways we can model His example in selflessly serving others. Another essential aspect of humility is humbling ourselves before God. The natural outgrowth of worshipping in God's presence is seeing the needs of others and helping them with compassion.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11
How do we give our lives to God with complete abandon? What does worship look like in our daily lives as well as on Sunday mornings? This series unpacks God's plan to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Type: Bible Study
Are you miserable, disgruntled, discontent or just plain crabby? Solomon’s initial words in Ecclesiastes will cause you to grow gloomy, desperate, even suicidal. But, believe it or not, the most depressing book in the Bible (other than Job!) can teach you how to be truly happy. Solomon was an A-lister. He made the Hollywood pantheon of gorgeous billionaire gods and goddesses...
Author: Julie Barrier
Dear Roger, When I read some of the things Paul wrote about women I understand why many (especially Non-Christians) consider Paul to be chauvinistic and sexist. I will make my question very simple and specific: “Did Paul hate women?” Sincerely, Julie Dear Julie, The pastor’s conference in Seoul, Korea attracted one hundred pastors from all over the world—mostly...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Church and Culture