There’s an age old saying, “People like change, until something changes.” Is that true in your life? The Apostle Peter needed to explain his actions from Acts 10, where he went to a Gentile’s home and they received God’s Holy Spirit. He didn’t have to explain the Holy Spirit part, as much as the “going to a Gentile’s home” part. Why? The prejudice of the newly Christian Jews didn’t allow for them to be teachable in leadership. They were restrictive, rather than gracious. When Peter could explain his actions, they were became receptive. Barnabas is a wonderful example of teachability in leading. How teachable are you in leading others? Let’s find out. Click the image to hear the sermon.
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In the book of Judges, chapter 16, we find Samson in a real bind. Eyes poked out, hands bound by bronze shackles and grinding on a wheel for the Philistines, he is bald and out of strength and out of options. He calls out to the Lord one final time and brings vengeance on the oppressors of Israel. Listen with us, as we look at the final retribution of Samson. When you’re caught in a bind, do you simply have regrets, or can you be truly repentant?
Samson came on the scene around 1300 BC, when Israel was being oppressed by the Philistines. Samson’s life is not one to emulate today. In fact, we can learn a few things about how to walk with God through Samson’s emotionally driven mistakes. Take this journey with us into the better issues of character as we discuss how emotions can run your life, if you are not led by the Holy Spirit.
Does God always answer prayers the way we pray them? Is God responsible to answer everything we pray about? Some say that God always answer prayers, sometimes with a yes, sometimes with a maybe and sometimes with a no. Could there be anything in your life that may be blocking your prayer life with God? Could it be that we may not like the answers that God gives us when we pray? These questions are explored in this weekend sermon on “Why?”.