As we conclude this 5 week teaching through the whole Bible, we spend time in one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. The book of Revelation. When studying the book of Revelation, it's easy to get lost or confused. So, it's our goal to see the big picture of what God was teaching when he shared this vision with the Apostle John. It's a super encouraging message about the power of God and the role of Jesus in it all!
This week, Patrick Harrison shares part four of our series "Let's Open The Bible." We've crossed over into the New Testament and are looking at the foundational message of the church... the Gospel. It's more than just good news. It's the kingdom of God!
Each year we set aside a Sunday to partner with Compassion International by raising awareness of the need for child sponsorships and of children living in extreme poverty and to give our people an opportunity to sponsor a child. Compassion is one of God's greatest attributes and should be the mark of a Jesus follower. Today we study Colossians chapter 3 and dive into what it looks like to have the compassion of Jesus transform your life.
It seems like we can just never have enough....STUFF! Today we dive into what it takes to find contentment with our money as we look at teaching the Apostle Paul gave to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6. A strategy for freeing ourselves from the trap of money.
Who are you? Even more importantly, who are you to God? So much of our own happiness is tied up in how you see yourself. Unfortunately, we often end up with a distorted view of our identity. Which leads to a distorted view of the world around us, and a distorted view of God. Finding your "identity" can be a complicated process. With so many elements of our lives that tend to define us, what does it mean to truly find contentment in who you are?
It's Easter! This week's teaching is from Philippians chapter 4, where the Apostle Paul claims to have discovered the secret to finding contentment. This lesson is packed with several practical and immediately applicable principles you can put into practice right away. But more than that, it's a message about the power of the resurrected Christ to bring us true peace. Happy Easter!
This final week of "When Jesus Prayed" is brought to you by Patrick Harrison. He wraps up John 17 by diving into the thoughts that Jesus had on His mind for me and you... that's right, Jesus prayed for me and you that night. You'll definitely want to hear this one.
As we continue in our series through John 17, this week Jesus turns his focus to the disciples. He knows their mission will be harder than they could ever imagine. He prays for their protection and teaches us A LOT along the way.
In John 17, as Jesus was mere hours away from facing the cross, he stops to pray. This series is an in-depth look at what has been called "the greatest prayer ever prayed." In this first week, we unpack the very first sentence to see the true weight of this moment and how amazing God's love or us is. The hour has come.
In this conclusion to our series on loving people the Jesus way, we address what many find to be the greatest obstacle to neighboring well; the fear of actually doing it! Fear can be an unfortunate motivator (or de-motivator in this case) and in this lesson, we'll look at an instance where Jesus set the pace for what it looks like to cross that line and love someone regardless of whatever is keeping you from doing so.