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What is the purpose of meeting as a church every Sunday? An interview with Stacy Hills.
There's controversy surrounding the trend toward high school sports teams playing games on Sundays.
Two-thirds of the young people raised in the Church will abandon the tenants of the faith by the time they reach college age. FLN's Bob Price asks Ken Ham with Answers in Genesis, what can be done to reverse what he calls "The Sunday School Syndrome."
Easter is the pinnacle of the Christian calendar and the centerpiece of the Christian faith. In the resurrection of Jesus Christ the announcement of hope rang through loud and clear! This is the first day of a "new creation" - was Jesus' cry! What was old is being made new; what was broken is being restored; where sin had marred, grace renewed. Bottom line... the resurrection is the starting point for something new! Key Passage: Revelaton 11:15
A closer look at the lines Jesus crossed leading up to his triumphant entry and his death on the Cross.
A sermon on Matthew 21:1-11
Godâ€™s Gifts at Christmas Part 2: Godâ€™s Gift Exchange . . . he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. Isaiah 61:3 (NLT) I. When we give God our WORRY, God gives us his PEACE â€œTherefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.â€ Matthew 6:34 (NIV) â€œCast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.â€ 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) â€œI am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isnâ€™t fragile like the peace the world gives. So donâ€™t be troubled or afraid.â€ John 14:27 (TLB) How? Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) II. When we give God our HURTS, God gives us his HEALING â€œFrom a sea of troubles I call out to You, Lord.â€ Psalm 130:1 (CEV) â€œHe has sent me to heal the brokenhearted.â€ Isaiah 61:1 (NKJV) â€œThe Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.â€ Nahum 1:7 (NIV) (Mary said) â€œHe cares for me, His humble servant.â€ Luke 1:48 (CEV) How? â€œPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.â€ 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NIV) III. When we give God our GRIEF, God gives us his JOY â€œYou have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.â€ Psalm 30:11 (NLT) â€œ. . . weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning..â€ Psalm 30:5 (NIV) â€œYou will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.â€ John 16:20b (NIV) How? â€œBut the angel said to them, â€˜Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.â€™â€ Luke 2:10-11 (NIV) â€œ. . . he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.â€ Isaiah 61:3 (NLT)
Godâ€™s Gifts At Christmas Part 1: Messy Gift Wrapping Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to doâ€”this I keep on doing. Romans 7:15-19 Wrapping Paper is Not the Giftâ€”Holiness is the Gift! . . . we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:10 And we . . . are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 Misunderstanding Messy Gift Wrapping â€¢ Spiritual Apathy â€¢ Spiritual Performance â€œThe teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.â€ Matthew 23:2-3 â€œWoe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.â€ Matthew 23:27-28 Unwrapping the Beautiful Mess 1. Thank God that youâ€™re in PROCESS Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 2. Trust God in your UNFINISHEDNESS . . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 3. Pursue God with FAITHFULNESS â€œSet yourselves apart for a holy life. Live a holy life, because I am GOD, your God. Do what I tell you; live the way I tell you. I am the GOD who makes you holy.â€ Leviticus 20:7-8 (Msg) . . . pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 1 Timothy 6:11
What began with an e-mail read aloud in a Bradford, PA adult Sunday school class has grown into a community movement called The Nativity Project. Join Martha Manikas-Foster in this "Neighborhoods in the Network" report on the Sawyer Evangelical Churchâ€™s efforts to encourage people to display outdoor nativity scenes this December by helping them actually build them.