Many of us live our lives by flipping a coin to discover our next move. Paul writes that the one thing we should seek is to know Christ intimately and to love Him deeply. We live to honor Him.
Scripture: Philippians 1:8-12
Topic: Knowing God's Will
Spiritual gifts are given by God to build up the church and impact the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit empowers each believer with distinctive gifts and ministries.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 7:7
Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson adapts thirteen sermons describing spiritual gifts-what they are, how they are used, and how to discover your own gifts and ministry for the Kingdom. The spiritual gift definitions are adapted from Spiritual Gifts by Dr. James Robert Clinton.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, Galatians 5:13-14, Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8
There’s been much hand-wringing over ISIS’s success in recruiting young men from the West to join their holy war. Contrary to the stereotype of the poor, disadvantaged youth acting out his rage by joining a jihad, many of ISIS’s male recruits hail from middle class homes in prosperous communities. Why would these men exchange safe, comfortable lives to fight for a bloody...
Author: David Murrow
We affirm people when we treat them with dignity, knowing that they matter to God. If you want to stand out in your leadership, one secret puts you head and shoulders above everybody else – be an encourager . Encouragement is very difficult to find today. The Bible says, “Encourage each other and build each other up.” In America, we live in a very negative culture. ...
Author: Rick Warren
I’ve been following the Lord for a little over 30 years now. And as I’ve watched the passing parade, some of the most zealous, devout, committed Christians that I knew in their 20s and 30s are now atheists in their 40s. They filed Chapter 7 on their Christian life. Each of them shared one of three things in common: They chose to become offended by God when He didn’t...
Author: Frank Viola
Topic: Church Growth
Generational tension. What I want to do for a few minutes is I want to talk to the older generation. You may say, “Am I in the older generation?” If you ask, enough said. But I want to talk to the younger generation, and as a guy who’s kind of like maybe a little bit in between I want to try to speak to the older guys. So let’s talk first to the older generation, and...
Author: Craig Groeschel
Topic: Church and Culture
God has placed us on the earth and designed us with a destiny, a unique way to make a contribution to this planet. We must recognize our giftings, see their value and operate within them.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, Exodus 35:30 - 36:31, Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5, Ephesians 2:10
Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Feet first is a three-part series based upon the premise that God wants us to see the gifts that He has given us and to step out on faith to use those gifts for Kingdom work.
When we meet Christ, we are wired to serve. We have been gifted to make a contribution vs. constantly consuming. The eternal consequences of Christian service compel us to serve the church and the community. Jesus describes Himself as a servant and urges His followers to serve one another.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, Romans 12, Ephesians 4