God knows everything. He knows what we do before we do it, what we think before we think it, what we say before we say it, what we need before we need it. He knows us completely. He loves, accepts and forgives us. And He lets us know Him. Preached at Fellowship Church. www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-6, Psalm 56:8, Psalm 147:5, 1 Samuel 2:3, 1 John 3:20
Topic: Foreknowledge of God
As we dive into the story of Gideon, we see in Gideon this cycle from a fragile faith, to a forged and strong faith and then one that fractures a bit. There are some lessons here for us of God's work within those stages... Every mature faith expression (Judges 7) had a faith infancy decision (Judges 6:27). The forging and forming of faith can only develop during the footsteps...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Judges 6:1 - 8:33, Judges 3:31, Philippians 4:13, Psalm 139:23-24, Hebrews 1:1-2
Many views of God exist among us today. Some see God as distant and uninvolved in our daily lives. We may think God is a harsh, inspecting taskmaster. Others feel God is disappointed in our human frailty. But the real God is intimately and compassionately involved in our lives. He notices us, goes out of his way to meet our needs and is willing to join us at our point of...
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 11:11-13, Psalm 139:1-3, John 14:1-11, Luke 15:1-2, John 7:53 - 8:11
Topic: Attributes of God
Elijah triumphs over the prophets of Baal when he calls down fire from heaven and prays for Israel's drought to end. After this victory, the prophet becomes discouraged and depressed, but God meets him in this lonely journey. When we suffer from discouragement, God can refresh, refocus and reassign us as well.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: 1 Kings 19:1-13, Psalm 139:1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Philippians 3:13-14
Like Jonah, we often struggle with our enemies, trying to understand their pain and struggles, trying to show compassion. Even though God gives Jonah clear instructions, Jonah runs from God, allowing his disobedience to affect others. God’s Word is clear to us as well. We only have to access it and respond obediently.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-17, Psalm 139:7-12, Matthew 12:39-40, Luke 11:29-32, 2 Timothy 3:16
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
Do your children run to your side when they come home from school? Do family members stare silently at their smartphones during meal times? Do you stop thinking creatively when you constantly check for an alarm, alert or a text message beep? Randy Alcorn, Tim Challies and a host of Christian authors write that smartphones can change us...and not for the better. Here are just a...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Scripture: Psalm 139:37-37
A year before our move to New York City, on the eve of my thirty-fifth birthday, my husband Gabe surprised me. “How about I send you to Denver, to spend a couple days with Pete?” he asked. I knew what this meant. Almost a decade prior, our friend and mentor Pete had spent time with Gabe, unpacking his passions, burdens, and life story. They made charts and graphs, planned...
Author: Rebekah Lyons
Scripture: Psalm 139:1-24
“For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going, anyone groping in the dark, here’s what: Trust in GOD. Lean on your God!” (Isaiah 50:10 MSG). Following God will often require us to relinquish control and to trust Him to direct our path. This is similar to what a pilot experiences when flying through dark or foggy conditions. Inside every airplane are instruments...
Author: Lisa Bevere
Scripture: Isaiah 50:10-10, Psalm 139:12-12
How much does God love us? Let us count the ways. God knows us intimately before we are born. He predestines us to be conformed to His image. He calls us to enter into His eternal plan. We are forgiven, cleansed, loved, accepted and wanted. How great is His love!
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Romans 8:28-30, Psalm 139:13-14, Jeremiah 1:4-5, John 8:10-11
Topic: Love of God