When I love God, I can live like Jesus and share His love. It is possible for me to see a need and meet it, out of compassion & with courage. When I take action, God cares about the follow through. In our lives the love of Jesus should be seen in our level of commitment.
Jesus tells a story, in answer to an important question, and he sets the story in a racialized culture. Why would Jesus talk like this? What does it mean for me to be a good neighbor?
Jesus answers an important question with a story and another question, in Luke 10:25-37, “Who was his neighbor?”. Let’s learn what it means to be a good neighbor. Jesus describes heart-felt action connecting the love of God, our resources, with the need of another. His instructions start with compassion. We can see compassion in Harriet Ann Jacobs.
We can learn how to process our mistakes and find freedom. “If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us,” 1 John 1:9 This talk will help you with the reality of life. Joy can grow from this exercise.
1 Bitcoin was recently worth $20,000. What do you see every week that will last forever? People. God loves us. God wants to hear from us. God gives us purpose. We are called to pray for others. Let us join with Jesus in praying for others, according to God’s will and desire, that none should perish. Let us pray for people who do not yet know Jesus as Savior.
God gave us the Bible to teach us about Himself, ourselves & world we now live in, to help us live a healthy life on purpose, to communicate with us, to show us Jesus, and to prepare us for the mission He has for us in this life. How should we use this book?
Today we enjoyed the culmination of our 21 days of prayer & fasting, “sfogliatella”, discussing our ingredients, and celebrating our 7th church anniversary. You can’t miss this one! You can hear from most of our Dream Team.
In Luke 15 we read stories that Jesus told of the reckless love that God has for us. We see God in action. Today we spend extra time in prayer and worship, for our 21 day “first” prayer & fasting focus, and sing the song “Reckless Love” quoted in the message.
A spiritual checkup prayer time, like we see in Psalm 139, can be a helpful part of a growing relationship with Jesus. God loves you, created you by design, knows everything about you, always with you, and thinks about you. You may walk the way of eternal life by asking God to examine your heart and mind.
This morning we listen to the words of Jesus from Matthew 6. Let’s consider how we should start 2018. January 8-28 we will have a prayer focus. This talk will help you understand why.