June 22 & 25, 2017 - Freedom for Commitment
Romans 6:12-23 & Matthew 10:5a, 21-33
We are saved by grace. Grace is a work of the Lord. Knowing we live in His Grace, should we then live in sin and contrary to the prompting of His Sprit? By no means! Rather we have the freedom in Christ to live committed to the Lord.
June 29 & July 2, 2017 - Joining Jesus on His Mission
Matthew 10:34-42 & Psalm 119:153-160
Jesus calls us to join with Him on His mission to restore and heal this broken world. But what should we as His followers expect will happen in our day-to-day lives as we follow Christ? Jesus tells us the shocking reality that there will be division, hardship, push back, and, perhaps, even persecution for those that follow after Him. Yet the promises of His love, presence, and true life are with us every step of the journey.
July 6 & 9, 2017 - Prisoner of Hope
Zechariah 9:9-12 & Matthew 11:25-30
We are born as prisoners to ourselves. Yet with Jesus, we are freed to be bound to Him in hope. We are truly prisoners of hope, which God’s promises in abundance.
July 13 & 16, 2017 - Good Ground
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 & Romans 8:12-17
Ever been on a flight and sat in the emergency row? You get some extra legroom, but the seats remind us that sometimes air travel can be dangerous, if only rarely. If something would go wrong, we want the pilot to land the plane on good land. For the seeds of faith to grow, we too need a safe landing on good ground.