Based on John 19:1-3. The message of the Bible turns the world’s thinking upside down. Even though Jesus is the Creator of the cosmos, at his coronation he was crowned with thorns. Death was the service rendered by our king. The world is eager to grab power, whereas God seeks service.
April 14th, 2014
March 30th, 2014
March 29th, 2014
Based on Matthew 26:69-75. The way of discipleship is not easy. In fact, it may often be distressing. Jesus came not to be simply a model for living, He came to be our Savior. How do you deal with failure?
March 22nd, 2014
Based on Mark 14: 43-46. Some fight, others take flight. Jesus was seized and serene. How can we encounter life’s difficulties with poise?
March 9th, 2014
Based on Matthew 26:36-41. Jesus sweat blood at the thought of his coming crucifixion. Jesus asked the Father to take away the burden of the cross. Jesus went to the cross obediently. To be a follower of Jesus is to daily carry your cross—or to pursue obedience that involves blood, sweat and tears.
March 7th, 2014
Based on Nehemiah 6. God is the beginning and the end of the vision that is greater than us. We are often tempted to let the vision become an end in itself. Worship is where we find the fuel to pursue the vision. God provides what we lack to achieve his plan to work in and through us. Pursued in this manner, the day will come when we and many others will stand in awe of what God has done.
February 20th, 2014
February 11th, 2014
Based on Nehemiah 4:1-14. Vigilance is required to keep God's vision for us central. External and internal opposition plagued Nehemiah's efforts, but he kept the vision central. We also have many things that detract from God's vision for us.
February 8th, 2014
January 26th, 2014
Based on Nehemiah 2:1-20. You’ve seen the T-shirt: TEAM = Together Everyone Accomplishes More! In order to accomplish something greater than you, you must be a part of something greater than you. In other words, we accomplish more through organization. Working with others brings big challenges, but the outcomes we achieve together outweigh the difficulties. God has a vision for US to accomplish—not just me.