August 6 & 9, 2015 - The Bread of Life
1 Kings 19:1-8 & John 6:35-51
I AM the Bread of Life. Jesus describes Himself in a way that illustrates who He really is. The Bread from Heaven image harkens to the manna in the wilderness during the exodus and connecting His ministry with the prophesies of the Messiah. The I AM focus uses the tetragrammaton to show His divinity.
August 13 & 16, 2015 - Spirit Filled
Ephesians 5:6-21 & John 6:51-69
During tough times, people often find themselves running on empty. They may try to drink up life as a diversion for what they really need. The Lord asks us to receive His good gift of grace through Him and especially through His Supper. Being truly filled with the Spirit, we will respond with praise, thanks, and love for each other.
August 20 & 23, 2015 - Honor God
Psalm 14 & Mark 7:1-13
It is easy for us to dishonor God. We can deny Him completely. Or we can prioritize our ways over and against God’s will. Yet, Jesus completely honored the Father so that we might be forgiven and in doing so He moves us to seek to honor Him.