“They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… many wonders and miraculous signs were done… All the believers were together and had everything in common. they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” — Acts 2:42-47
The “selfie” is the new norm in our media-crazed world! As people of God’s Kingdom, our passion and drive should revolve around being Christ-centered, not self-centered! This Sunday, we’ll walk through Philippians 2, looking at how to shift from “self” to “selfless”.
We’ll take a look at Matthew 20. How great is our God. How great is His call to us. How great is our opportunity to know Him. How great is it when we answer His call. And how great is His goodness and our reward!
Join me as we explore who Jesus is to us- especially in the midst of the times we feel we need Him most! His relationship with John the baptizer gives us great insight in to the heart of God and His deeper plan for our lives!
Pastor Frankie will walk you through Scripture from the book of Matthew. Jesus cares about our body, mind and soul! Weariness and heaviness must be released and laid down in order to find rest... and rest will be found in Him!
This week, as we explore Micah chapter 6:1-8, we’ll discover practical truths about our tendency as humans to wander from God. Why is it that we sometimes end up feeling far away from Him? When we discover that we seem to have lost intimacy with Him, what can we do about it?
Come and let’s look together at Matthew 18! Specifically, we will look at Jesus’ outlook at significance and greatness! Power, dominance, intellect, position, authority; these are just a few adult-like traits of “greatness” and “power” that many strive for and desire, both in life and sometimes in faith. However, the adult in the room should always be Jesus! We are called to be His children!
Come and let’s look together at Matthew 13! We will narrow our focus on three different, but linked parables. Branching off of last week... we know that God has a plan for us all... and it’s an extraordinary one! Everything begins with a seed. What is sown in your life today? A seed of strength, health, vision and faith? Or seeds of weeds...discouragement, doubt, slander, fear and the like?
Focusing on God’s love is vast: because His love is endless. Worrying about the things that He hates is minimal: because those things are few. Seeking how to please God is crucial: because as people, we are prone to finding many ways to break His heart! Thankfully He is “slow to anger and rich in love...”
Our goals may be true, our journey “clear”, our motivations high and our efforts passionate, BUT the roadmap and path may be faulty! As such, in our search for meaning and fulfillment, we can exhaust ourselves with fruitless efforts that lead to frustration, discouragement and a sense of lonely faith. We’ll look together at what Titus and James teaches us about true efforts, focused vision and an enduring journey through community!