Feb 11, 2018
(In A World Gone Crazy) We Stand As Witness
Series: Revelation
[caption id="attachment_7768" align="alignleft" width="300"]Revelation Revelation[/caption] God is in the process of bringing incremental judgment on the unbelieving. This judgment is designed to bring them to a place of repentance. Yet, what is the church to do in a crazy world? We are called to serve as a witness to the sovereignty of God, and share the life-saving message of Jesus.
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  • Feb 11, 2018(In A World Gone Crazy) We Stand As Witness
    Feb 11, 2018
    (In A World Gone Crazy) We Stand As Witness
    Series: Revelation
    [caption id="attachment_7768" align="alignleft" width="300"]Revelation Revelation[/caption] God is in the process of bringing incremental judgment on the unbelieving. This judgment is designed to bring them to a place of repentance. Yet, what is the church to do in a crazy world? We are called to serve as a witness to the sovereignty of God, and share the life-saving message of Jesus.
  • Jan 7, 2018What Kind Of Book Is This
    Jan 7, 2018
    What Kind Of Book Is This
    Series: Revelation
    [caption id="attachment_7768" align="alignleft" width="300"]Revelation Revelation[/caption]
    The book of Revelation can be seen as scary and confusing, and so is often ignored. It can be abused by those who interpret everything through there Revelation lens. But what does the book of Revelation tell us about itself? What kind of book does it tell that it is, and thus how we may best interpret its message?
     
    This message on Revelation 1:1-8 introduces the message series on the book of Revelation getting us on the right track by debunking some myths, and exploring the truth.
  • Dec 31, 2017Practicing The Presence
    Dec 31, 2017
    Practicing The Presence
    God's presence within us, through the indwelling Holy Spirit, makes a real difference in how one is to live.
  • Dec 24, 2017The Gift of Presence
    Dec 24, 2017
    The Gift of Presence
    Christmas is about God granting the gift of His presence through his Son. However, God has repeatedly been making His presence felt in closer and closer ways since His presence was lost in the garden.
     
    Each manifestation of His presence brings a different manifestation of His glorious presence to mankind.
  • Dec 10, 2017Experiences
    Dec 10, 2017
    Experiences
    We each have a collection of experiences that have helped to shape who we are. These same experiences can be plugged into discovering our place for ministry. Our assortment of experiences can be spiritual, education, ministerial, or painful.
     
    Of particular ministry effectiveness may be our painful experiences. God never wastes a hurt, failure or disappointment, but turns them into avenues to build our trust in Him, so that we can share the experience with others.
  • Dec 3, 2017Personality
    Dec 3, 2017
    Personality
    When the Bible talks about our soul, it is pointing to that unique part of us that makes us our personality. Our personality is an important contributor to who we are, and how we best function in ministry.
     
    As we come to understand the natural bent of our personality it will help us to sort through ministry options in order to cross some off the list and invite us to try some other options on.
     
    Are you a beaver, lion, otter, or golden retriever? The one to which you are naturally inclined will greatly determine how you function in ministry.
  • Nov 26, 2017Abilities
    Nov 26, 2017
    Abilities
    When it comes to ministry God has wired all of us independently. Knowing our place in ministry means understanding how God wires or shapes us.
     
    Part of our shape for ministry includes our abilities. The average person has 400-500 abilities, which may be inherent or learned. The key is to finding how those abilities may be applied to ministry.
  • Nov 19, 2017Heartbeat
    Nov 19, 2017
    Heartbeat
    Just as each of us have individual physiological heartbeats, we also have differing emotional heartbeats. Our heartbeat is the stirring, motivation and inclination that we have which makes us who we are.
     
    What is your particular heartbeat as it extends to ministry.
  • Nov 12, 2017Spiritual Gifts
    Nov 12, 2017
    Spiritual Gifts
     
    The church is not a collection of individual units, but a gathering of interconnected parts. We function best as the body of Christ when those parts function in harmony with one another.
     
    Our proper function is determined how God wired each of us individually to function within the body. We call that wiring our SHAPE.
     
    Today we deal with the first element of our ministry SHAPE - our spiritual gifts.
  • Nov 5, 2017Teasing The Tithe
    Nov 5, 2017
    Teasing The Tithe
    God desires for His people to grow in faith, and He provides disciplines as tools to experience that growth.
     
    The discipline of giving is a helpful tool for growth because it helps us to build a deeper trust in God than in our material possessions. God is more concerned with the attitude in which we give than in the amount. If the attitude is right the amount will fall in line. When we focus too much on the amount, it may infect our attitude.
  • Oct 29, 2017Connecting In Community
    Oct 29, 2017
    Connecting In Community
    God desired and equipped us for spiritual growth.
     
    One tool or discipline God has given us for growth is something that we can never do alone because Christianity was never meant to be a lone adventure -- Community.
     
    Community helps us grow as we surround ourselves with strategic relationships that receive the benefit of others pouring into our lives, while pouring in the lives of others.
  • Oct 22, 2017Practicing Prayer
    Oct 22, 2017
    Practicing Prayer
    God grows my faith to maturity through the practice of a variety of habitual disciplines. One of those habits that God uses to grow my faith is the practice of prayer. Prayer allows me to lean into God, to share my heart, and seek his help.
     
    In Matthew 6, Jesus, in teaching the people on the mount about prayer, shares three things about how to effectively pray.