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October 2020

The Proper Use of Scripture

2 Timothy 3:10-17
 
The Bible is for planting seeds in the hearts of people. Sometimes, though, people use the Bible as a Weapon and verses as bullets to shoot at those we disagree. One is good for building up, one is good for tearing down.  How do we best use God’s Word?
 


Principles for Disagreeing

Romans 14
 
How do we deal with disagreements among one another? In the middle of a divisive issue in the church in Rome, Paul reminds us to follow the example of Jesus, who loved, welcomed, and put others first.
 


September 2020

Reacting to “Those” People

Matthew 5:43-48
 
There will be people that we will disagree with, sometimes strongly. That’s reality. But how do we react and interact with those who we don’t see eye to eye? We are called to love and pray for them!
 


A Humble Heart

James 1:19-21
 
In divisiveness, what is the posture of our heart supposed to be?  It should be humility – listening before spouting off our pre-decided opinion; seeking understanding; realize that relationships are more important than being right.  Is this the posture of our hearts?
 


Conflict in the Church

Acts 15:36-41

Conflict is nothing new in the church today.  It was present in the early church with its leaders that walked with Jesus.  It is healthy to admit that conflict in the church is expected. What lessons can we learn from Paul and Mark that will help us deal with it?
 




David – A Holy Mess

 

September 2020

Life Lessons

2 Samuel 22
 
At the end of life, when looking back at the good and the bad, we can still see that God was at work.  David saw 4 important lessons that he learned
1) when things are uncertain, God is our only security,
2) when things are dark, God is our light,
3) when our walk is weak, God is our strength, and
4) when the future looks unsure, God is our hope.
 


August 2020

The Consequences of Sin

The consequences of David’s sin was huge – he lost his son at birth, as God said he would; his family fell apart morally; Absalom, his son, rebelled against him; his leadership was lost.

How do we face the consequences of our sin?
 


What a Mess!

 Samuel 11:1-12:14

The Bible never flatters those who are used by God.  David really messed up.  And he messed up in how he handled it.  But then, we mess up too, and mess up the clean-up.  Covering up, excusing, or justifying sin never works in dealing with it.  The only thing that does is repentance.

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When God Says “No”

2 Samuel 7
 
What happens when we have a dream for our life and God says “no”?  David had the desire to build a Temple for the Lord.  The Lord said no, that was not for him to do.  What do we learn from David in how to deal with that?
 


Cutting Corners

It was just a corner of a robe.  But, David was “conscience-striken.”  Why?  Because David, like each of us, is called to follow and obey God in the little things, when it seems that it doesn’t matter.  And he realized that there are some things he is responsible for and some things only God is responsible for.
 
 


Fleeing

NOTE: The volume is low on this video and audio.  It was our first time streaming on Facebook.  It is best heard with earplugs or an amplified speaker.
 
1 Samuel 22:1-5
 
David has been brought to a place of suffering, a place where God can truly begin to shape him and use him.  Later we see that God used him, but what was it that caused this major change in his life?  
 


July 2020

Lions & Bears & Giants, oh my!

 
When things ahead of us look too big to overcome, who are we going to trust? We won’t face a giant in our life, but we will face times where we need to trust God. In the midst of intimidating experiences, will we do it our way or will we do it Gods?
 


A Heart Perspective

King Saul was a real work! So, God was going to replace him with a man after his own heart. But who is that and how is he chosen? Samuel, a prophet of God, has his own ideas, but listens to the Spirit as he chooses David.  
We look at the outward appearances. But, what does it mean that God looks at the heart?
 




July 2020

Obeying God When It Doesn’t Make Sense

2 Kings 5:19-27
 
Can God be trusted? When God leads and it doesn’t make any sense, can you trust him?
We will study Gehezi and see how God led him when he couldn’t understand what God was doing at all.
 


Obeying God When You Don’t Know Why

2 Kings 5:1-19
 
Can God be trusted? When God leads and you don’t know where he is calling, can you trust him?
We will look at Naaman, the King of Aram, and find out how he learned to trust God when you don’t understand “why?”
 
 




 

Living with the End in Mind

 

June 2020

Heavenly Rewards

Matthew 16:24-28
Heavenly Rewards
We are promised that we will be rewarded for what we have done. The Bible makes clear that
there will be rewards for our faithfulness in following Jesus that will last for eternity. How then
shall we live?

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The Scoreboard: Measuring the Godly Things

Matthew 25:14-30
The one with the most toys wins – maybe on this earth’s scoreboard. But that is not true with
God’s scoreboard. God’s scoreboard is particular to us, nothing will be hidden, and it may be
surprising



May 2020

Two Questions

Revelation 20:11-15
The Two Question Test at the End
The Final Exam – just two questions. When we die, we just have two questions that really
matter: 1) What did you do with Jesus? 2) What did you do with what God entrusted to you?





Emotional Lock Down

 

May 2020

Anger

Ephesians 4:26
Why you so angry, bro? What is it that makes us angry? We need to ask ourselves, “What is
being triggered in me that I am reacting this way?” But asking that question, and then digging
deeper, is not easy!
 


Worry and Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-7
The future is always uncertain. Sometimes we think that we have it figured out and we’re pretty
comfortable with it. But other times, the upcoming unknown causes worry and anxiety. How do
we best deal with these emotions?
 


Lament

Psalm 13
Lament is crying out to God as an expression of grief or loss. The Psalms and Lamentations
teach us how to wrestle with God when we have negative emotions. It’s honestly saying, “God,
this hurts!”