Sep 27, 2020
Obadiah: The Foolishness of Pride
We know the truth: Pride does come before a fall. We each have, at one time or another, been the unfortunate recipient of the pain caused by the pride of another. And yet we tend to struggle with this most tenacious temptation. If we are honest we all struggle with pride. It rears its ugly head in so many ways. In Obadiah we see what God thinks of pride and how he deals with it. Hopefully, we will be challenged to make some changes in our own lives.
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  • Sep 27, 2020Obadiah: The Foolishness of Pride
    Sep 27, 2020
    Obadiah: The Foolishness of Pride
    We know the truth: Pride does come before a fall. We each have, at one time or another, been the unfortunate recipient of the pain caused by the pride of another. And yet we tend to struggle with this most tenacious temptation. If we are honest we all struggle with pride. It rears its ugly head in so many ways. In Obadiah we see what God thinks of pride and how he deals with it. Hopefully, we will be challenged to make some changes in our own lives.
  • Sep 20, 2020Making One Another Better (Heb. 10:19-25)
    Sep 20, 2020
    Making One Another Better (Heb. 10:19-25)
    We have a specific purpose for meeting weekly. Yes it is about expressing our heart to God. Yes it is about learning from God’s Word. But it is also about coming alongside one another. It is about using the brief time we have to make each other better. God expects us each to stir up one another to love and good deeds. God expects us to encourage one another as we gather. Who will you encourage today?
  • Sep 13, 2020Forbear with and Forgive One Another (Col 3.12-14)
    Sep 13, 2020
    Forbear with and Forgive One Another (Col 3.12-14)
    We all have idiosyncrasies that others have to put up with. It stands to reason that we would understand that we should put up with others as they put up with us. We all have hurt or offended someone and longed for their forgiveness. It stands to reason that we would want to grant forgiveness to others. And yet it seems we tend to struggle with granting to others what we desire. Our passage today reminds us of the model of Christ who bears with us and forgives us.
  • Sep 6, 2020Submit to One Another out of reverence to Christ (Eph. 5:21)
    Sep 6, 2020
    Submit to One Another out of reverence to Christ (Eph. 5:21)
    This is one of the “one another” passages that elicits some of the strongest reactions from people. Submission in our world is sometimes equated with weakness and defeat. What we will discover in this passage and the explanatory verses that follow is that when we follow God’s Word and submit to one another, the result is harmony and unity.
  • Aug 30, 2020Serve One Another in Love (Galatians 5:13-16)
    Aug 30, 2020
    Serve One Another in Love (Galatians 5:13-16)
    It is easy to “serve” someone who can return the favor. It is easy to “serve” when there is recognition for the service. But what about serving those who cannot repay you? What about serving when no one else sees? As we look at this one another command we will need to get a broader picture of what it means to serve sacrificially, just as Jesus served us.
  • Aug 23, 2020“Greet one another with a holy kiss” (Romans 16:16)
    Aug 23, 2020
    “Greet one another with a holy kiss” (Romans 16:16)
    Series: One Another
    This is one of those “one another” passages that causes those of us who have grown up in conservative churches to snicker. That would never happen in our church. Too often we focus on the cultural phrase and miss the importance of the command. What does it mean to greet one another? Why would that be important? How can we live it out in a global pandemic? We will explore these questions and discover how vital it is that we learn to greet one another.
  • Aug 16, 2020Accept One Another (Romans 15:7)
    Aug 16, 2020
    Accept One Another (Romans 15:7)
    Series: One Another
    This command has more to do with how Christ has received us than it does to just adopt a “live and let live, everything goes lifestyle.” As those who follow Christ we need to be very careful that we do not allow personal preferences to be elevated to the level of divine commands. We will look at what it means from a biblical stand point to accept one another, and how obedience to that command will strengthen the Christ following community.
  • Aug 9, 2020Living in Harmony With One Another (Romans 12:14-16)
    Aug 9, 2020
    Living in Harmony With One Another (Romans 12:14-16)
    Series: One Another
    When one thinks of harmony from a musical standpoint, one discovers that it gives depth and richness to the musical number. Consider that reality in our personal and community relationships. When we understand and appreciate our differences and learn to work together there is a richness and a depth. This morning we will consider how we as a church can model biblical harmony in our relationships.
  • Aug 2, 2020A Primer on Fasting and Prayer
    Aug 2, 2020
    A Primer on Fasting and Prayer
    Numerous times throughout the Bible we find the people of God setting aside a specific time for fasting and prayer. While the occasions may be different and the presenting purpose unique, the underlying reality is that the people want God to be the focus. As we prepare for a day of fasting and prayer on Sunday, August 9, we will take time to review and discover reasons to fast and pray and practical realities we all must consider.
  • Jul 26, 2020Offer Hospitality to One Another
    Jul 26, 2020
    Offer Hospitality to One Another
    Throughout the Bible we find the concept of hospitality being held in high regard. It seems that in the ancient world showing hospitality to all, especially strangers and travelers was very important. It stands to reason that if God places a premium on hospitality then we should as well. We will look at the biblical understanding of hospitality and learn how we can apply it to our lives today.