Being His Church: God’s Rest, His Sabbath

Exodus 20:8-11 God rested after His work of Creation. We are commanded to rest–physically, mentally, spiritually.  Do not have guilt when you seek rest and relaxation. Enjoy the earth and the people God has given us. God’s rest also means to seek and reflect on your relationship with the Lord with prayer, finding your rest […]

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John 21:1-14 Jesus revealed Himself to have power over Creation and all created things when He was with His disciples. He revealed a power that was greater than any other king that lived on earth. Why did He show His disciples that He was a great Fisherman? What did He want to teach them about […]

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Being His Church: Follow Me

What does it mean to be a disciple? Looking at the Book of Matthew because it lays out what Jesus says about following Him–discipleship. It starts with Jesus’ teaching on the Mount. Who could live up to this teaching!? It’s too extreme. It’s not what we can do on our own, but how God empowers […]

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Luke 22:22-30  Jesus’ disciples, His closest friends were arguing about status the last night they were with Him. They were at the Lord’s table for the Passover Meal wondering who would be the greatest. It is human nature to want honor and respect. Jesus didn’t begrudge them this desire, but told them they had the […]

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Being His Church: Raise Your Praise

Psalm 115  This Psalm was perhaps written as a liturgy of praise. You  will become who or what you trust. This psalm is also a warning against idols in our lives. There is an impotence inherent in idols. When you trust idols you will become like them: blind, deaf, lame and finally dying. There are […]

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Being His Church: Why Christ Came

2 John is written to the Church.  God has come in human flesh. Why? God loves us. God wants to meet us in person, to be close to us. Jesus is with us today through the Holy Spirit. He loves His Church. He commands us to walk in love. To welcome others into the community. […]

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Being His Church: A New Kind of Army

I John 3:10-18 We are in the Army of God – we don’t fight with human weapons. We fight with God’s  Love. We fight with God’s Truth. Start with yourself. Start with your family.  Start with your fellow church members, fellow believers. It’s all about loving those God has given us. Guard your heart against […]

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