Jesus’ ministry was predicated upon accepting people. He erased the artificial boundaries of culture and status, looked beyond people’s sin, and accepted them. He touched lepers, ate with sinners, visited the homes of tax collectors, and washed the feet of the betrayer. Through countless loving acts, Jesus made a clear statement: “I will never withhold my love from you;...
Author: Don McMinn
Driven to the sea, overwhelmed by a fish, and motivated to finally obey, Jonah has done what God asked. But now, Jonah is Fueled by Anger at God's compassion and keeps running. When you encounter God's extravagant love, how do you respond? Psalm 103:8 says The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. We love that verse when it applies to us but...
Speaker: Dave Stone
Scripture: Jonah 4, Psalm 103:8
Cyberbullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about or to another person. Types of Bullying Online According to the Internet Safety 101 curriculum , there are many types of cyberbullying: Gossip: Posting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person’s reputation and relationships with friends,...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
A New Year brings thoughtful reflection. We say things like "time flies" or "where did the time go?" Perhaps we should remember this: I’m reminded that 2 things are true: Life is busy. Parenting is tough. I remember bringing home our first-born and suddenly realizing that life would never be the same. I was again reminded in fresh and ever evolving ways, as we brought home...
Author: Jack Schull
Making a list and checking it twice may be easy enough for Santa, but pleasing the fickle fancies of preschool children is a daunting task. If parents were really savvy, they would realize that most young children are perfectly content with a pile of Christmas wrapping paper and a refrigerator box. Saturday morning cartoons parade an endless array of blinking, flashing,...
Author: Julie Barrier
Topic: Family, Children
God's forgiveness of us is contingent upon our forgiveness of others. If we don't forgive others, we put ourselves in a spiritual prison. The only way to be set free is to forgive.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
"U R Thirsty?" is a dynamic series by Dr. Roger Barrier on the emotional pressure points we face in today's world. He poses four questions: Are you stressing, pretending, unforgiving and running aimlessly.
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:22-24, Psalm 23
The unmerciful servant was forgiven a huge debt, and, in return, showed no mercy for the small debt he was owed. Unforgiveness is holding onto a hurt or injustice. It will torture us. God has forgiven us a great debt and He will empower us to forgive others in the same way. Preached at Bent Tree Bible Fellowship . Used by permission. Featured at Telling the Truth ...
Speaker: Pete Briscoe
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Bitterness can hold your heart hostage. Gratitude fosters a heart willing to forgive.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Ephesians 4:31-32, Hebrews 12:14-15, Matthew 18:21-35
Forgiveness is possible when we mourn the hurt we have received, understand the truth of what is happening and forgive the offender. We heal the hurts we have inflicted on others by a proper confession that equals the magnitude of the hurt.
Speaker: Roger Barrier