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How do you know the advice you are getting is good advice? After all, you can get good advice from bad people and bad advice from good people! The story of Absalom & David in 2 Samuel 17-19 helps us unpack this tricky question a bit. Join Mike Ryder and the people of Jericho as we enjoyed a Sunday with no electricity but managed to record this teaching on a phone out of doors at Willoughby Park!
If the traffic light is our directional and represents salvation, this lawyer is parked at the red light. But a very different man, the Good Samaritan, passes through that same traffic light, which is green for him. What color is the light you are facing at this intersection of eternal life?
What does it look like to be a friend to someone? And what kind of friends should we keep close to us? The ones who say what we want to hear? Or the ones who say what we need to hear? And how does grace and truth combine to lead us into life?
I can remember a deeply theological discussion in grade five where a friend, with a recent Sunday school lesson in mind, declared that he loved a particular girl in a Christian sort of way. The more he talked though, the more it seemed that not hating her passed muster as a Christian kind of love. So when Jesus tell us to love one another, what precisely does that mean? Today we take a look to find out. The written summary of this sermon can be read at https://goo.gl/UNl0FA
Lesson Aim: To grow in understanding God’s vision for intimate friendships.
The missing link in most people's spiritual lives is an intentionally formed, well developed inner circle. Developing that circles take a lot of commitment and effort. This week we will look at what Jonathan and David did to go deep and strengthen their relationship.
When we work with each other, we become better people. We need to be consistent in our friendship, use candor in our discussions, and compassion in our challenges.
During the Christmas season, many of us seem to be looking for that perfect gift. Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of chaotic shoppers trying to get the best gift for the best deal. This seems to have become the nature of the Christmas season. When we stop and reflect on the gifts from God and the gifts of the season, it sometimes seems evident that the gift that is lacking is the gift of peace.