When we think of New Year’s Resolutions, we often let fear assist us with failing. We don’t want to set goals, or accomplish success because we let fear capture our hearts. Moses knew a little something about this too. When God gave him a goal to accomplish, Moses tried talking his way out of it, many times. Have you ever been there? God reminds us to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can in order to walk by faith in 2018. Join us this week in discovering God’s bigger purposes for our lives, and you’ll accomplish more as you walk by faith.
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Moses encounters God in the burning bush, but the bush is not consumed. God speaks to Moses about a tremendously ridiculous plan to free the 2 million Hebrews from the hand of Pharaoh, through Moses. Moses isn’t having it. He gives God four excuses, four questions about the plan, to persuade God from moving forward. God isn’t having it, either. Do you struggle with your own identity issues, or validation issues, or legitimacy issues, or even trying to prove God to others? Join us as we talk about the struggling faith of young Moses.
Faith requires sacrifice and obedience. When is the last time the Lord called you to sacrifice something for Him? What is it like to give up something of the flesh, in order to honor the God of faith? We come across so many ways to act out of our flesh, rather than to put aside our desires for the glory of God. Join us as we follow Abraham through his sacrifices in life.
Cain kills his brother Abel at the beginning of time. Since sin crept into the garden with Adam & Eve, it continues to creep through the lives of everyone. Sin was evident in the first murder in history also. Cain’s offering wasn’t acceptable to God for some reason, but his brother’s was acceptable. What do you do when you get jealous? How do you respond with you don’t feel favored? Do you lash out and kill others around you, even with a look? We can all act like one of these two brothers. Hebrews 11 leads us to believe that faith is the evidence of things hoped for and assurance of things unseen. How do you grow your faith when you’re challenged by competition? In our world of competition and jealousy, God gives us a third way of faith. Join us in Hebrews 11 as we grow in faith.
The parable of the farmer sowing seeds is a favorite parable for many. You have a story to tell about how God is working in your life, and as you tell your story, you share the love of God with others. God has you in the right place, at this right time, for God’s kingdom purposes. Don’t squander this life for yourself, rather, make your life accessible to God’s use. How well do you share your faith with others?
Jesus walking on water is one infamous miracle story. The disciples were in a boat, surrounded by a storm, some 3.5 miles off shore, and Jesus comes walking by. Have you ever felt alone in your faith? Have you ever been so scared of the circumstances around you, that you’d do almost anything to make the storm stop? Have you ever wanted faith like Peter, who stepped out on to the water to walk toward Jesus? When Jesus rebuked Peter for taking his eyes off of Christ, we take that as a chastisement from Jesus. What if that meant that at least Peter had some faith to begin with, and he had room to grow? Join us in this sermon about the miracle of keeping our faith in focus amidst the storms in life.
The woman at the well encountering Jesus is a famous event in the Gospels. Jesus rescues her from broken relationships and from dipping her bucket into a well void of life, and provides her living water with spiritual springs that will never run dry. He takes time to share with her a new identity in worship, and then releases her to share with her town that Messiah has come. The town is receptive and she becomes known as the first missionary to tell others about Jesus. Join us in finding out how to share your story of rescue, rehabilitation and release.