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Moving Forward in the New Year: Challenges We Must Accept

Moving Forward in the New Year Challenges We Must Accept Philippians 3:13-14 Making a difference in the modern society. This is completely biblical. Matthew 5:13-16 1 Peter 2:9 We need to accept the challenge. (Of making a difference in our world.) We must show society that Christ is the answer. Evangelizing our own community. We…

Love That Changes the World

Love That Changes the World  Matthew 2:1-12 Changes culture. (Herod’s world) Who is Herod? Deception and hypocrisy reach their height in Herod’s lifetime. (2:7-8) Greed and hatred escalated to an all-time high in Palestine during Herod’s reign. (2:16) Christ continues to transform culture. Changes seekers. (Wise men) Who are the “wise men”? Honor to the…

Joy: Understanding and Living God’s Way

Joy: Understanding and Living God’s Way Matthew 1:18-25 God’s way is not always our way. (vv. 18-19) Societal rights. What should have been. Why is God’s way best? God’s way always saves. (vv. 20-21) God’s assurances. The Name of Jesus. Uncertainty and second guessing. God’s ways always have God’s presence. (vv. 22-23) Immanuel means, “God…

 

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