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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Being His Church: Women in Ministry

Our goal is to come together with our identity in Christ even though we has human beings who love Christ interpret The Word of God differently. As people of Christ’s Church guarding against division over points of view is critical especially when the Church is surrounded by a culture of division and hateful words. Women […]

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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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Jude 1-7  Jude was a brother of James, and also the biological brother of Jesus. He along with his brother James was a leader of the early church This short letter is full of encouragement and wisdom for leaders in the Church.  You are loved by God and kept for Jesus Christ. The Church is […]

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Being His Church: How Did Jesus Lead?

Jesus lifted up the downtrodden, the disenfranchised, and the left behind through His leadership. He often chose to educate, elevate, and guide those around Him. Christ as God has authority and therefore has His given right to power. He had expert power, character power, role power, and culture power.  Those who are power-less can be […]

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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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