Sunday Morning Service, June 18, 2017
Our lives are built around our relationships, family, friends, co-workers, etc. In John 15, John discusses our relationship with Jesus, our relationships with one another and our relationship to the world. Of all of these relationships, the nature of our relationship is critical since it will determine our relationship to God, our eternal destiny, and will impact all of the other relationships in our lives. So the question remains, what is your relationship to Jesus Christ?
John 12:25-26; Mark 8:34-38
Sunday Morning Service, June 4, 2017
What does it truly mean to follow Christ? Jesus' summon to deny oneself and follow him was an invitation to salvation, not an offer of a higher life or a second step of faith following salvation. Every Christian is a disciple of Christ and needs to understand the requirements and realities of following Him.
Peace that the World Cannot Give
Sunday Morning Service, May 28, 2017
People long for peace in their personal lives. They long to have relief from the pressures and problems of life, to be without trouble and have no worries. While the world offers peace in many different temporary forms, the world's peace will always disappoint. In its place, Jesus offers his disciples real, lasting peace that will eliminate their worries and fears.
Sunday Morning Service, May 21, 2017
The disciples were extremely troubled as they began to realize that Jesus was about to leave them and that they would not be able to go with him. Circumstances were about to change their entire lives and they were feeling insecure and worried about all that the future might bring. Jesus promises them special comfort through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, through his own presence, and through the love of the Father, if they will love him and keep his commandments.
Sunday School, May 21, 2017
Every genuine believer is a servant of God. Watching and waiting is a familiar theme with at least three of the parables of Jesus. As God’s servants, we are expected to be faithfully doing our work when our Lord returns. Not only does Jesus teach us concerning the certainty of His return at an unexpected moment, but there is a strong implication in the parable that His servants will continue serving for an unspecified time before that return. This describes the period of time in which we are living now and until that moment, every believer ought to be longing for it to take place (Titus 2:13; Revelation 22:20) and loving it (II Timothy 4:8). Those who love the Lord will be prepared and ready for it to take place.