In today’s message, we will look at Peter’s usage of a paradox in the reality of both suffering and blessing for his listeners. The Bible is filled with paradoxes that pertain to the Christian life. Graduates and believers in general need to understand how to navigate this new age in which we find ourselves. The title of this weekend’s message is “THE AGE OF PARADOXES.”
This Easter Sunday, as we celebrate what Christ has accomplished through His death and resurrection, we come to the last message in our series "HOSANNA." We will take a look at Luke's Gospel and his account of the women who visited Jesus' tomb. They overcame their fear and, as a result, became the first heralds of the resurrected King! The disciples themselves didn't earn such an honor because they were paralyzed by fear. The title of this weekend's message is "HERALD."
This weekend, we will begin a miniseries within MIND RESET that takes a look at the roadblocks to having the mind of Christ. There are mindsets that need to be removed in order for us to allow God to work in us. The first roadblock we will look at this weekend is the “FEARFUL MIND.”
As you know, this weekend we will be celebrating Easter as a church. What a wonderful time of worship and rejoicing as we remember the resurrection of our Savior. We will be taking a look at the story of Jesus’ resurrection from the perspective of His followers. How did it affect them? How did they respond? For many of them, their actions were fueled by something much deeper than obedience. They were motivated by a love that gave them boldness and purpose. The title of this weekend’s Easter message is “FEARLESS LOVE.”
This weekend’s message is titled “IMMORTAL.” Paul’s words to the Philippians show that he was fearless in the faith of death. He knew what was waiting for him on the other side: an eternity in the presence of God. Paul was able to maintain an eternal perspective because he understood that this life is not all there is.
The end of the book of Malachi is focused on the future and God’s plan being realized. However, it is not something we should worry about or fear. For the people of God, the future is a source of hope and comfort.
We will be learning about Jesus walking on the water and calling Peter out of the boat. Peter was inspired to face his fears because he was looking to and trusting in Jesus. Even though the storm was still raging, Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on the water. Jesus defies our fears by igniting our faith.
This is the first weekend of the New Year and I want to preach a message titled "Out of the Graveyard." It will both awaken and inspire us. Awaken us out of the graves of regret, bitterness, fear, and doubt. Inspire us to step out into the New Year with Christ.
In our world of hyper-connectivity with Facebook,Twitter, and other social media, most people are still isolated. They mistakenly think that observing each other's lives from smart phones and computer screens is living in community. Nothing can be further from the truth. Neither can any amount of bible study and prayer take the place of the human touch.
Bottom line: God never intended for us to live detached from each other. Christian life was always meant to be lived in community. The reason even Christians seem to be making bad and random decisions is because there is no accountability.
WHEN YOU ARE NEAR THE FINISH LINE by Pastor Shah, Clearview, Henderson Three Examples: 1. A young girl grew up in church, great potential, wonderful goals in life. Next thing, she gets around people who pretending to be her friend lead her astray. Now she is no longer focussed and heading to her goal but... Continue Reading →