Jesus uses a story about a man who owed a great debt to his master and was forgiven but when he was owed a debt how unforgiving he really was. Peter starts this discussion about how many times do we forgive those who sin against us. Jesus’ answer is very challenging.
Sunday, March 1st, in the first message of the “Anticipating the Greatest Three Days in History” series, we will take a look at the prediction of Jesus’ death and how the disciples respond. Also, we will look at the true cost of discipleship. Lastly, we will hear Jesus speak of the coming Kingdom of God.
March 1st thru April 5th, we will follow Jesus in the last days of His life coming up to the most important three days in the history of mankind: Jesus’ death, His burial and His resurrection.
We will be having our normal services tonight. Please be careful out there.
Maybe we need to step back and first say that God is love and that He desires everyone to come to a saving relationship with Him through accepting His Son, Jesus Christ, as their personal Savior and Lord. But just like a coin, there are two sides. Love is one and judgment is the one side of this coin; judgment comes from justice. Jesus has made it clear that He did not come into the world to condemn the world but to save it. But, He also said that for those who do not believe in the name of the Son of God, that they are condemned already and that He, Jesus, came into this world to save all sinners. We are all sinners and need salvation. Without that salvation justice will be given out, and that will be judgment for the unbeliever that will separate them from the loving God, who has given them a choice, to believe or deny that they know and love His precious Son, who died and rose again from the dead, for the world of sinners so they may eternal life with God forever. Part of the judgment will be separation and destruction in a living hell forever and forever
This week in the continuing series we will explore what Jesus believes about money. Money is the most written about topic in the Bible. Larry Burkett once said, “Money is an outside indicator of an inward spiritual condition.” We will investigate if we will follow what Jesus says He believes about money and whether or not we believe it is best to gain the world or lose our souls over money.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 the message from the sermon series, “What Does Jesus Believe About…” will be about “Biblical Marriage as opposed to Same-Sex Marriage.” Christ spoke about the origins of Biblical marriage in several passages in the Gospels and the Word of God speaks to the definition of “Biblical marriage” in many places. We will look at how “same-sex marriage” is not Biblical and surely is not the American traditional marriage that has stood as the standard for over 200 hundred years.
Sunday, January 25, 2015 the message from the sermon series, “What Does Jesus Believe About…” will be on “Homosexuality.” Jesus did have something to say regarding immoral behavior and the church has long believed that the behavior and lifestyle of homosexuality is immoral. The message will speak to what Jesus said and also what the Word of God says, since the Word of God is inspired by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and nothing it says will disagree with what Jesus believed when He walked this earth.
This Sunday’s message is “What Does Jesus Believe About Women”.
During the days of Jesus, women were, on the whole, treated by the Jewish culture as second-class citizens. Not so with Jesus, He treated all people with equal respect. Jesus raised the stature of women when He was alive and His church continued as well, instead of being treated as property, or less than man, Christianity help raised the worth of women to where God meant it to be for them. The Life Application Bible has said of Jesus, “Jesus lifted women up from the agony of degradation and servitude to the joy of fellowship and service.” The Bible has been misunderstood in regard to how Christians treat women and my hope is to remind people that Jesus loves us all and has placed great value on women.
January 11th’s message is on the poor and homeless. Jesus truly loved everyone. He saw, touched and cared for the poor and the homeless of His society daily. The poor and homeless are included in those whom Jesus spoke of who were without a shepherd, who were harassed and helpless and in need of compassion, which He showed them regularly.