Apr 1, 2021
John 13:1-17 “The Fullness of His Love”
Series: Lent
Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Apr 1, 2021John 13:1-17 “The Fullness of His Love”
    Apr 1, 2021
    John 13:1-17 “The Fullness of His Love”
    Series: Lent
    Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021
  • Mar 15, 2020Philippians 4:6-7 “Calm Assurance”
    Mar 15, 2020
    Philippians 4:6-7 “Calm Assurance”
    Series: Lent
    Worship Suggestions for at-home worship:
    10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E
    Psalm 91
    Blessed Be Your Name - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWKehsOXu8
    Because He Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfgf-R7bPsw
    Living Hope - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f2FXxDVO6w
    Scripture – Philippians 4:6-7
    Message – “The Calm Assurance”
    Blessed Assurance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsdl8DSZfRo
    Cornerstone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI
    Scripture Used:
    Galatians 5:16-18
    Philippians 4:6-7
    1 Peter 5:6-7
    Joshua 1:9
    Exodus 14:14
    John 14:27-28
    2 Timothy 1:7-8
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Isaiah 43:1-3
    2 Chronicles 20:15
    Psalm 27:1, 14
    Psalm 46
  • Mar 8, 2020Luke 6:1-11 “Creating Spirit-Filled Space – Sabbath”
    Mar 8, 2020
    Luke 6:1-11 “Creating Spirit-Filled Space – Sabbath”
    Series: Lent
    Lent is traditionally a season of quieting our lives, giving up something or “fasting” in order to create “Spirit-Filled” space in our lives.  This space opens us up and enables us to be able to listen better to the Holy Spirit. We are looking, during this season, at practical ways we can create this space in our lives through obedience and submission to Scriptural teachings. Today we are looking at the Biblical teachings around Sabbath.  Scripture identifies a special day of rest as the final act of God’s work in creation and codifies in the 10-Commandments, identifying it as a part of honoring God and trusting Him.  Jesus confirms the true nature of the Sabbath in His teaching, reminding us that the Sabbath is both a gift and an exercise of trust. We have, often, discarded this practice as culturally irrelevant, but is that really the best choice for us and are we missing something in doing so? Questions to take home:
    1. What are some of your memories of the sabbath, or Sunday, growing up?  What were you allowed or not allowed to do? How do you feel about it now?  How are these feelings related? What is shaping your practice of sabbath rest in your life today?  
    2. What is your reaction when someone suggests that you “slow down” in your life?  Do you struggle in your day when you aren’t busy working or producing something?  How does this speak to where your identity is located?
    3. Scripture teaches that keeping the sabbath is a sign of your recognition that the Lord is God and that it is a part of our sanctification (spiritual/faith growth).  How do you think that is? What things might you need to do in your life to create this “Spirit-FIlled space”?
  • Mar 1, 2020Matthew 4:1-11; Malachi 3:6-12 “Lent: Creating Spirit-filled Space – Giving”
    Mar 1, 2020
    Matthew 4:1-11; Malachi 3:6-12 “Lent: Creating Spirit-filled Space – Giving”
    Series: Lent
    The Season of Lent comprises the six and a half weeks prior to Easter, 40 days (not including Sundays) and is traditionally a time in which people give something up.  This practice is known as “fasting” and is meant to direct a person’s attention to God. By removing something from our busy lives we “create space” for the Holy Spirit to speak to us or, more appropriately, for us to listen to the Spirit. For Lent this year, we are going to talk about practical ways that we can “create space” for the Holy Spirit in our lives.  We are going to look at this through the lens of obedience and submission to what Scripture teaches us. Today we begin this series by talking about Scripture’s most popular topic apart from God and His Kingdom: money.  Though it is not everyone’s favorite topic to talk about, Scripture is clear that how we think about and treat money in our lives is a reflection of how we think about and relate to God. We can create “space” for the Spirit to speak and teach us when we prioritize God first with our finances. Questions to take home:
    1. Lent is a season of creating space for the Spirit to work.  What are some obstacles that interfere with or distract you from creating or having Spirit-filled Space in your life?  How will you recognize and work through (or around) these obstacles in this Lenten season?
    2. The words “obedience” and “submission” are not popular words in our culture.  How do you feel when you hear them? What is your knee-jerk response to them? How do these reactions line up with the Scriptural teachings about them and what will you do about it?
    3. Read the following passages: Leveticus 23:9-14, 27:30-32; Deuteronomy 12:5-6, 16:17; Proverbs 3:9-10; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4; Mark 12:41-44; & 1 Corinthians 9:6-8.  How do these passages impact your Scriptural understanding of Tithing?
    4. How are you going to respond to today’s message and Scriptural teaching to make “space” in your life for the Holy Spirit’s teaching and work through giving?