Summary: The Bible is relevant as much today as it was 1,000 of years ago. It still speaks to issues which are relevant to life today. We as Christians need to teach and model to others how relevant the Bible really is. The Bible has been impacting people from eve
Series: We are here!
Sermon 1: We are here!
Summary: We are called to be a Spiritual Oasis in a dry parched weary land. We are called by God to be a church which distributes healing water to our community and to other Christians. We are to be a place that helps others to heal from the wounds of this world, this life and the wounds from other Christians. John 4:13-14: Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The new motto of our ministry is: “A place flowing with healing waters”
Thesis of the series: We are here in 2013 as a church and as Christian individuals to declare the message of Jesus and to bring in God’s heavenly harvest of souls. We are here to be the salt and the light of this world. To do this we must develop our 7 core values. Our seven core values are like our core muscles in our body they are there to prevent us from hurting ourselves, to give us stability, to help us keep our balance, they make it easier to do life’s daily tasks and they when strong help us to be healthy.
Our first core value is that we are Prayer focused!
Sermon 2: Prayer Focused!
Thesis: The church and all of us Christians should be prayer focused within our lives. Business should never choke out our prayer life instead we should be committed to prayer first. When we pray we discover God’s presence then we receive God’s power. The sequence I see in Scripture is Prayer-Presence-Power!
Our second core value is that we are Spirit empowered!
Sermon 3: Spirit Empowered
Thesis: Christian Hills Church recognizes that we need to be a Spirit empowered church which means we follow the leading and direction of the Holy Spirit. It also means we yield our hearts as individuals to the Holy Spirit so that the power of Holy Spirit flows through our lives into others lives. We will receive this power by getting our 7 core values into shape and practice in our church daily. We know the key to overcoming in this life is being spirit empowered in our life and church. We understand that flesh gives birth to fleshly things but the spirit gives birth to spiritual things.
Our third core value is we are worship driven!
Sermon 4: Worship Driven
Thesis: Worship and being worship driven does not always imply music, instruments, singing or even the lifting of hands. To be worship driven for God means we honor God with our heart, mind, soul and our daily actions. It’s a matter of the heart to heart connection with God not so much the outward actions we do. Worship can look very different for each person depending on their personality but it can be done in various places and even through acts of service to the Lord.
Sermon 5: Biblically Relevant
Thesis: The Bible is relevant as much today as it was 1,000 of years ago. It still speaks to issues which are relevant to life today. We as Christians need to teach and model to others how relevant the Bible really is. The Bible has been impacting people from every race, nation and continent for over 2,000 years and is still the best-selling Book in the world. I call that relevant!
We believe that one of our core values here at Christian Hills Church is to show how relevant the Bible is for today. The Bible speaks to every facet of life and to just about every situation in life you may encounter. It’s covers subjects such as sociology, psychology, humanity, humanism, spirituality, afterlife, demons, angels, death, life, sacrifice, faith, science, biology, history, archaeology, philosophy, business, visions, dreams, math, problem solving, morality, ethics, arts, music, betrayal, love, forgiveness, purpose for life, success, failure, and many other topics. The Bible is unmatched by any other form of literature in the current world or from the ancient world.
The Bible has so many amazing facts says David Peach. Here is a list of ten of them.
1 – The Writing of the Bible
The Bible was written over a 1600 year period by approximately 40 men. The time of the writing was from 1500 BC to AD 100.
2 – The Divisions of the Bible
While the Bible is 1 book, it contain 66 smaller books. The books of the Old Testament were written before the birth of Jesus Christ and the New Testament covers the life of Christ and beyond.
3 – Chapters and Verses
Each of the books, except 5, are divided into chapters and verses. The 5 which aren’t divided by chapters are Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. These are short books which only have verse divisions. Chapters were introduced to the Bible in 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro. Verse divisions were not added until 1551 by Robertus Stephanus.