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We must change our thinking and believe the Good News of the Kingdom to start Living Life on the Jesus Side.
It's been said that if you have a problem that can be solved by writing a check, then you really don't have a problem. There is some truth in this. There are some problems that money can never take away. If we don't have any of these we should be thankful. The problem is, we usually aren't. Why is that? It has to do with our tendency to become overly focused on our problems to the exclusion of seeing the world objectively. Luke 10:38ff; 2Cor 12:7ff; Php 3:4-9; 2 Cor 12; 2 Cor 11:22ff; 1Cor 13
From my experience of life (the bitter and the sweet) and observing the lives of others...along with my knowledge of the Bible and of Human History...I've decided there are 4 things that I think really matter!
Preview of a disfunctional family from the Old Testament and how God dealt with them
People attend Easter services for a variety of reasons. For some it's tradition, for others it's an opportunity to reconnect with God, but for some it's a desperate need to find solutions to their problems. Unfortunately, the church doesn't offer the kind of solutions that most of them seek. What it does offer, however, is enough to change everything—a right understanding of reality and a deeper fellowship than most people have ever known. Mt 4:18-22; Mt 26:17ff; Acts 4:5-13
We are called to live in light of the living God. In our second sermon in the series "The Answer: The Same Yesterday, Today and Forever", we are faced with two problems, two battles, and two victories that unfold in the life of David, and are fulfilled in the greater David, Jesus Christ.
In his teaching, "Preaching the Gospel From the Center of the Evangelical World" (from 2008's Text and Context boot camp), Matt Chandler recounts the story of an ex-con visiting his church and smoking cigarettes on the church steps, and the reactions of several church-goers. Before you get too angry, listen to the whole clip as Matt talks about the love of the Father for the Older Brother.