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Contributed on Feb 18, 2018
Jesus models forgiving the unforgivable as he prays for forgiveness from the cross. As we recognize that he is praying for us, and that we are no better off than those we need to forgive, we gain the power to draw on the Father's love to forgive others.
Forgiving the Unforgivable Luke 23:32-37 * Seven Last Words from the Cross - Part 1 Today we begin a new seven-week series entitled, “Seven Last Words from the Cross.” If you read the crucifixion account in each of the four gospels, you find exactly seven statements or questions Jesus made in ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2018
Change or transition is hard, but we can face it bravely and powerfully with God's help. The transition in leadership from Elijah to Elisha reminds us to pay attention, to seek the Holy Spirit's filling, and to bravely take up the task given us.
2 Kings 2:1-15 Transitioning Well Prophets with a Purpose – Week 5 Today we’re finishing up a five-week series looking at various Old Testament Prophets and what they have to say to us. Little Samuel reminded us that God still speaks if we are listening. Jonah reminded us that all people ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2018
Isaiah speaks to us in the exile of our fears, our anxieties, our worries, and he says, God is great--he is bigger than our problems. God is good--he is tuned into my concerns. And I can put all of my hope in the Lord, knowing he will come through.
Keeping God in Proper Perspective Prophets with a Purpose – Week 4 - Isaiah 40:21-31 We are in week 4 of our series, “Prophets with a Purpose.” Today we’re returning to a prophet we looked at in December, because Isaiah had a lot to say about a coming Savior. In fact, during that series, we ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2018
Too many people say they speak for God. How can you know who really is? The occult is not the answer. God through Moses gives us two tests for discerning real prophets from false ones. And we find that Jesus is the greatest prophet of all!
Deuteronomy 18:14-22 How to Pick a Prophet Prophets with a Purpose: Week 3 We are in a five-week series called “Prophets with a Purpose.” We began with Samuel, the great priest and prophet of Israel. Last week we looked at Jonah, the reluctant prophet. And today we’ll discuss two of the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2018
The amazing story of Jonah reminds us: 1) Don't run from God, 2) When life gets you down, look up, 3) Respond to God's second chance, and 4) Get God's heart for people. Like Jonah, we need to give up the "reluctant prophet" role and stay in God's will.
Jonah 3:1-10 Aligning My Will with God’s Prophets with a Purpose – Week 2 Do you ever feel like some people are beyond hope, that they are incapable of change? Or maybe you’ve felt like God wanted you to do something, but you resisted that urge? If so, you can identify with the prophet Jonah. ...read more
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Contributed on Oct 8, 2017
Commentator Gordon Fee recalls the famous “miracle mile,” the first time two milers ran under four minutes in the same race. Roger Bannister and John Landy competed in Vancouver, B.C. in 1954. Landy had led all the way, but coming off the final turn toward the finish line he looked over his ...read more