Contributed on Dec 4, 2015
There is much excess and waste in the church especially in the west. It is time for us to be excessive in worship, forgiveness, caring for others, self-control, stewardship and thankfulness. Learn the difference between sinful excess and righteous exces
Intro: A woman bought an extravagant dress, and the husband asked why did it have to be so expensive, She said the devil made me buy it, The husband asked, why didn’t you say get behind me Satan?, The woman said, I did and he said it looked as good in the front as it did in the back, so I ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2015
With the craziness of the advertised and commercialized season of Christmas surrounding us it is easy to miss the reason for the season. Welcome tinsel and lights presents and people but we must be sure to Welcome Jesus!
Read John 1:1-11. (focus on 10 and 11) John 1:11 He came to His own, and His own people[g] did not receive Him. HCSB John 1:11 The light came to His own people, and His own people didn’t welcome Him. CEB Intro: Help me finish this sentence, Tis the season to be ______________! In the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2015
One of the greatest Christmas promises given to us is the promise of a full or abundant life. What hinders and what helps us be abundant? You'll have to unwrap this message and find out!
: A woman was doing her last-minute Christmas shopping at a crowded mall. She was tired of fighting the crowds. She was tired of standing in lines. She was tired of fighting her way down long aisles looking for a gift that had sold out days before. Her arms were full of bulky packages when an ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2016
Our expectations can bring limitations on people or on God. Jesus works in the realm of faith. He freely limits Himself based on our expectations of Him. It is our expectations of His faithfulness that create and sustain Joy in us.
Intro: Harvard social psychologist Robert Rosenthal’s classic did a study of children to see how they responded to expectations. All the children in one San Francisco grade school were given a standard I.Q. test at the beginning of the school year. The teachers were told the test could ...read more