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Design, Desire, And The Kindness That Leads To Repentance
This week we continued our Field of Dreams series by looking at the cross and what it says about our standing before God.
First an update of the recent missions trip to Mexico; then a brief sermon: Mercy is not getting what one deserves (e.g. a guilty party deserves punishment); grace is getting what one doesn't deserve (e.g. another pays the fine for the guilty party).
Loving Enough to Tell the Truth about Hell
Once you realize that the first mile is being honest, straightforward, and responsible with the little things, the tasks at hand, then the question is... are you ready for the second mile? Have you paid your debts? finished the tasks? kept your word? Are you a profitable servant and steward of the Father's gifts or are you a charlatan, telling all you are a Christian, but really just being a heathen, thereby harming the name of Christ to all who see you not pay your debts, not keep your word, not be a man or woman of moral strength and character?
In this week’s message, we continue a journey to learn how to live an extraordinary life, a life that works the way God intended. An extraordinary life will require us to cultivate compassion. This is primarily about responding with God’s heart to people who struggle with a lack of resources or ability. We will consider three steps we can all take to Cultivate Compassion: 1. See a Need 2. Fill a Need 3. Make a Friend
There is a theme that runs throught he bible from start to finish...Humanity messes up-they become oppressive one to another. Rather than enjoy God, they enjoy themselves selfishly, having turned there back on God, they end up oppressing each other. and so they deserve justice and punishment. But God dispenses grace
In our dissatisfaction with circumstances and events in our lives, our complaints are really directed at the God who could change those circumstances. Our reaction to this is to seek to punish God for what we perceive as an injustice that He has visited on us. And even though this is not appropriate for us to do, God has submitted to this.