July 2015

Judges 13-16 – Samson

All of us who are in Christ have been blessed with tremendous power by God’s Holy Spirit. But how often do we live like that, and if we are tapped into that power, what are we using it for? All of these questions and more are addressed as we survey the life of Samson.




June 2015

Proverbs: Caring for Others

One of the greatest characteristics of the church is our call to care for others. The Book of Proverbs joins with the rest of the Scriptures to clarify this call and put it at the top of our to-do lists – for the sake of everyone involved, for the sake of the Kingdom.




Proverbs 5:1-15 – Avoiding Temptation

We all face temptation, but we don’t all have to fall prey to temptation. Join us in this study to learn how temptation works, why it needs to be fought and how to do so, all from King Solomon’s Proverbs.




Proverbs 3:5-6 – Not Our Understanding

In order for us to actually benefit from the wisdom the Proverbs offer us, we need to make sure our hearts are ready to receive that wisdom and  apply it to our lives. The reminders in Proverbs 3 help us get to that place where we are ready to lean on God’s understanding instead of our own.




May 2015

Proverbs 4 – Solomon and the Importance of Wisdom

Before we enter our study to obtain wisdom on specific topics from the Proverbs, it is important for us to understand where they came from, why they are so important to our lives and what we stand to gain from them. Join us for this study rooted in Proverbs 4.




Acts 2:1-21 – Receiving the Holy Spirit

Though we do not expect God to repeat exactly the events of Pentecost as they occurred in Acts 2, we do anticipate His Spirit among us, moving in powerful ways. This passage gives us direction as to how we can best position ourselves as individuals and as a church to see God’s Spirit in action among us.




Luke 15:1-32 – Lost and Found

God delights in finding lost souls! But what does it mean to be lost, and how is that we are found? Join us in this last look at the parables as we study three of them from Luke 15.




Luke 19:11-27 – Investing Well

We have been appointed by God, the King of kings, to work on behalf of His kingdom until His Son returns to earth to collect on our eternal investments. This parable of Jesus helps us to understand our place and what we might expect based on how well we invest our lives.




April 2015

Luke 18:9-14 – The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Jesus told parables, in part, to help people understand what is necessary for entrance into the Kingdom of God. One of the greatest obstacles to that entrance is pride, which can be only cured by humility. Hear from Jesus examples of pride and humility and allow the Lord to search your heart as we strive for humility.




Mark 7:1-23 – Clean and Unclean

This parable of Jesus causes us to ask if we have made the law of God or our good works more important than our relationship with God. Are we working to appease God and please others, or out of the overflow of our love for God and the love we’ve received from Him?




Matthew 13:44-46 – Finding Treasure at Easter

As we start a new series studying the parables of Jesus, we begin by thinking about the Kingdom of God like a hidden treasure. Once found, this treasure is worth giving up everything else we have in order to keep. This reminds us of Easter because if we want to have new, resurrection life, we have to first give up the old life.




March 2015

John 12 – Prayer According to Palm Sunday

There is much we can learn about our own prayer life by studying the example of the crowds that surrounded Jesus during the week leading up to His crucifixion. As always, it all comes down to our relationship with Him. Which part of the crowd will you be?




Different Types of Prayer

We can increase our effectiveness and power in prayer when we understand the many different ways in which we can pray. Examples of these types of prayer span the Scriptures, starting with the Lord’s Prayer in the gospels.




The Condition of Our Hearts for Prayer

What is the condition of your heart when you come to pray? Have you considered that the condition of your heart is as important to prayer as the words you speak? Pastor Dodi McIntyre continues her series on The Power of Prayer.




John 17 – Praying Great Prayers

While no two prayers are the same, all effective prayer has some elements in common and all of us have the ability to pray in a way that will make a difference in the kingdom of God. Learn from Jesus’ prayer in John 17 how we can start praying in greater ways.




February 2015

Matthew 6:19-34 – Simplicity

Wouldn’t it be nice if life was just a little more simple? Most of us find ourselves at different times either worried about making ends meet or consumed with a longing for more. Hear what Jesus has to say to us about finding simplicity in our lives when it comes to our material needs.




John 13:1-17 – The Full Extent of Love

It’s tough to know in our day what anyone means by the word love, until it is defined by their actions. John 13 tells us in words and by example just what kind of love Jesus offers us and calls us to share with others.




January 2015

Psalm 119 – What Should I Look For?

Just because we’ve determined to open the Bible doesn’t guarantee that we know what to look for. This morning’s survey of Psalm 119 leads to look to the Scriptures for information, confirmation, inspiration, preservation, motivation, restoration and transformation, all in a spirit of biblical meditation.




2 Timothy 3:14-17 – What is it Good For?

In the Apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy, Paul offered the young pastor Timothy some helpful hints as to what specifically we stand to gain by immersing ourselves in the Scriptures.




Proverbs 1:7 – Why Should I Read It?

We now live in a world in which most people do not read the Bible on a regular basis. Why should you take the time to do so? Find out as we continue our series, Bible 101.






 

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