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Kick-starting the New Year

  Kick-starting the New Year How newness comes with the new creation. Newness comes by letting go of the past. Newness comes by hungering and thirsting for it. Newness comes by allowing God to renew our spirit. Four ways to kick-start the new year. Rely on the Holy Spirit to help and equip you.  (Colossians…

Christmas Day: What the Birth of Christ Means to Us

What the Birth of Christ Means to Us Isaiah 7:14; 9:6-7 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you[a] a sign: The virgin[b] will conceive and give birth to a son, and[c] will call him Immanuel. 6 For to us a child is born,    to us a son is given,    and the government will be on his shoulders.And he…

Preparing The Way for God’s Presence

Preparing The Way for God’s Presence Luke 3:1-18 John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—2 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word…

Elements of Christian Living: Contentment

 Contentment Philippians 4:10-13 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to…

Worldliness

Elements of Christian Living:  Worldliness -1 John 2:3-8; 15-17 What is “Worldliness”? According to Scripture. Hostility toward God. Discernment. Am I worldly? Truth:  Is this obviously wrong? (What does the Bible say?) Identity: If I do this will it make me look worldly? (Rom. 12:1-2) Doubt: If I do this, will it leave me with…

Respect

Elements of Christian Living Series Respect Ephesians 6:1-9 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a] 4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children;…

 

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