We are sexual beings. This sermon from Esther clarifies what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and examination of Bible wisdom on how we, as Christ-followers should relate to a culture that has a very different perspective. It is when we meet Christ in our deepest struggles that we grow the most, and those who struggle most deeply have the greatest chance of building a...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Matthew 19:4-6, John 1:14-18, 1 Corinthians 5:12-13
The tragic death of any celebrity offers every parent the opportunity to talk to your kids about drugs. Her death is on every television, magazine, and Web site in the country. When something is this widespread, it creates a nice big opportunity for you to address the issue of drugs. You might hear from your kid, as many parents do these days, this idea that smoking weed is...
Author: Kevin Leman
There is a species of fish – the Japanese carp, known as the Koi – that will grow in size only in proportion to the size of the body of water it is in. When placed in a small aquarium the fish will only grow to be two or three inches long. If placed in a larger body of water, it will grow to six to ten inches. When placed in a large lake, it can reach its full size of two or...
Author: Don McMinn
Nationally-known business and church consultant Tom Lutz teaches that great leaders innovate, develop, inspire trust, think long-range and make wise choices. Great managers administer, maintain, control resources and develop systems for accomplishing the tasks at hand. We must know the difference and operate in our strengths.
De-stressing essentials include cultivating true spirituality, developing a positive self-image and focusing on positive dreams and goals for your life.
Scripture: Luke 10:27, Psalm 139:14, Proverbs 30:31
Topic: Identity in Christ
Surrendering to God's will, re-assessing our strengths and weaknesses and discerning the passions God has given us enable us to recover from failure and loss.
As pastors and leaders, we must know ourselves well, understand our audience (congregation) and determine what success would look like. Pastors can learn much through studying basic business principles of leadership and studying biblical principles of leadership.
Churches have different strong suits. Each individual fellowship can refocus to prioritize reaching its community for Christ.
God forces Peter to face his prejudices and surrender them to the Lord. Mankind has a history of prejudging others based on superficial characteristics. Instead God asks us to look at what is in the heart, accept our intrinsic value and rejoice in the uniqueness that makes us one of a kind.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Acts 10, Leviticus 11, Deuteronomy 14, Genesis 1:28, 2 Corinthians 5:15
Topic: Pride & Humility
A wounded person definitely needs his/her space. For the sake of simplicity I will use “his” for the moment, though the victim may also be a woman or child. “Down” time, spent alone, is critical to recovery, so be prepared to carry more than your share of the weight in the household if your partner is wounded and you remain functional. Your partner no longer has the capacity...
Author: R. Loren Sandford