September 23-24, 2017 - It’s Time
Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30 & Matthew 20:1-16
Paul trusted in Jesus and also knew what it meant to struggle in life. In our passage from Philippians, he muses whether it would be better for him to be with Jesus or stay in His service. At that time, he decides it is better to stay. For him, and for us, it is better to be exactly where the Lord wants us to be so that others might be blessed by the Gospel.
September 30 - October 1, 2017 - Man or Heaven
Matthew 21:23-32 & Philippians 2:1-13
Sometimes people assert that Jesus was just a man. And if He was, He wouldn’t really have any authority in our lives. But Jesus is more than a man, but the Word become flesh. And because He is God, He showed His love and deserves our trust.
October 7-8, 2017 - Cornerstone
Matthew 21:33-46 & Isaiah 5:1-7
In life, it is easy for us to imagine ourselves as the cornerstone, the center of all that is. In reality, for us to be the center means that Jesus isn’t. Yet, in faith, Jesus is the cornerstone of our lives and the Kingdom of God.
September 23-24, 2017 - Live with the End in Mind
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 & Matthew 22:15-22
Between now and “the end,” we have much living to do. As believers in Jesus Christ, we trust the promises of God in Jesus Christ. Because when we live with the end in mind, we live freely in Christ.