The cost of being a Disciple
In God's kingdom there are followers and there are disciples. What's the difference? In Luke 14:25-35, we see that some followed Jesus, but it seems that Jesus wanted more from them and makes a shocking statement: hate your loved ones and you will be my disciples. What does it mean for Jesus to "hate our loved ones"?
What's the message of Christmas? We have a God who is in control of history. Zechariah's story shows us how the first Christmas began and what it meant for him to experience God's presence revealing his plans. Our God is in control and we are called to trust him with everything.
Today we are starting a new series of messages- Worship as a Response. How do you know that you are a true worshiper? Today's message is the story of the ten lepers that received healing, but only one turn back to praise and to worship Jesus. Every blessing that we receive from God should prompt our hearts to worship him.
Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment. Even positive changes can cause stress. Stress can be manage by practicing community, rest, and by coming to Jesus to listen to him.
For Small Groups to be encouraging, inspiring and disciple-making, we need to learn from Jesus' way of relating to people in different settings. Today's story is from Luke 7:36-50, and in it we find key principles for small groups. A pharisee that challenges everyone in the room, a loving leader, and a broken woman who understood how grace, love and truth work.
This message includes three short messages on Jesus' birth: The role of the angels, the humility of God, and his love.
How is it that we are supposed to have Joy and sing "Joy to the World" when the world and life is painful? We all would want to have that sense of Joy in our hearts and in order to have that Joy we need to understand that JOY IS FOUND IN THE THINGS THAT WE DEPEND UPON. The Christmas story teaches us that Joy is possible!
We continue our series of message on Faith & Culture discussing how Jesus wants us to use our money. Pastor David encourage us to think how we view and use money- God have entrusted us with his riches to that we can Use Money and Love People.