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Join Brad Lewter, our Lead Pastor, as he begins a new sermon series on the book of Jonah.
Prayer is a Patter of Relationship - Asking and Yielding - in order to be Empowered and Restored
The older generation of the Church needs to lead the younger generation into the faith, but be receptive to the new ideas of the young.
The wisdom of God is encompassed in all of our actions. God uses the church and others to manifold his wisdom but how does this redeem us? Miles explores this and tells us how.
We continue our study in Samuel where the boy Samuel, now consecrated and left with the priest Eli will grow in stature and favor before the Lord despite the corruption that surrounds him. The life of Samuel reminds us that God can take a cracked vessel, cleanse it and mold it into something beautiful for His glory and our good.
God very much wants and purposes to grow us to be like His Son, Jesus Christ. Whether we realize it our not, He has enrolled every believer in Him in His "Boot Camp" of Christ-like development. The author of Hebrews uses the word that we get our word for "pediatrics" over 8 times to emphasize His "training, tutoring, disciplining" of us. But many times we don't like it. Most of us have seen the show "Biggest Loser." When they get new candidates on that show, are the trainers thinking "Oh, new people to pick on?" Of course not. God is not punishing us with HIs training. He punished Christ for our sins but is then training us to become like Him. As we will see, this is a great privilege and we should eagerly welcome it.
The Gospel sets us free to face the hardships of life - and there will be a variety of them! - as the training from a loving Father Who has a goal and purpose for our life bigger than the comfort of the moment. Like Joseph in Genesis 50, who could look at many evil things that had been inflicted upon him over the course of years, we too can see that "though it was intended for evil, God worked all things for good so that many might be saved."