Our Heavenly Father is loving, patient, forgiving, kind, a protector and a provider, but what does He want from us out of this amazing relationship?In this week's message we explore how it is God's desire for us to trust and obey Him, to use discernment and be vigilant in this life, and to be available to Him. Tune in as we look at these and other aspects that help grow our spiritual lives and our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
We are chosen to be adopted into God’s family. The influence of a mother’s prayer is powerful. The reflection of Jesus is in a Mother’s heart and actions. The Mother’s prayer, “Lord, give me this soul!”
For many followers of Jesus sharing our faith is something most agree is something Christians should do, but many struggle with doing for all sorts of reasons. But what might evangelism for normal people look like? It would and should look like how Jesus did evangelism. How Jesus blessed and invited people into the Kingdom was based out of a foundation that is the same for His followers. Have your Bibles ready to skip through the gospel of John as we look at Jesus' pattern for doing evangelism.
How can or how should followers of Jesus participate in Remembrance Day in a way that is distinctively Christian? In this sermon 3 thoughts are given that prompt reflection on loyalties, honour\respect, and freedom as we look to navigate the relationships between our citizenship in Heaven and our national citizenship.
Our guests this morning were from the regional ladies facility of Teen Challenge, a Christian-based addictions treatment ministry started by David Wilkerson in New York, but is now worldwide. Hear about the ministry of Teen Challenge, but more importantly listen to 2 powerful testimonies of God’s transforming love and grace.
How does a “Son of Thunder” become a disciple Jesus loved? What changes John? We are not yet perfect, but we press on in eager expectation of perfection (1 Jn 3:1-3). We are characterized by God’s love in us, our love for God, and love for others (Jn 17:1-3, 20-26).
Every person has been made for conversational relationship with God. Unfortunately, many people, including followers of Jesus, struggle with hearing from God. In this first of four sermons in the series, we will see how personal conversational relationship is not only necessary to fully follow Jesus, but it is also what we’ve been made for.
Caiaphas viewed Jesus as a threat because he was more concerned about his position, wealth, and authority than following what God was obviously doing and saying. Caiaphas knew that following God would cost him what he had, but was unwilling to surrender ‘his’ kingdom to God’s Kingdom. Like Caiaphas, Christians can resist the God they say they trust. And do what is wrong to try to hold onto something that we will eventually lose anyway.
As a disciple, Judas was close to Jesus. The pattern of behavior was a spiral downward. Judas could have resisted Satan’s temptation, but he didn’t. We have choices to make. We can resist the Devil and he will flee and we can draw near to God and He will draw near to us. Application: In what ways can (do) you show love for your enemies?
This 4-part series will take a look at some ‘how-to’s’ of following Jesus. While we are all wired differently, God still has designed us for a personal and even conversational relationship with Him. This was the relationship Jesus experienced and modeled. We are made to “Connect to God.” In this sermon, some suggestions related to reading the Bible, prayer and worship will be given to help us focus on the goal of those activities, hearing from God and in response sharing our hearts with Him.