Resurrection Gifts

April 5, 2015

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This week, we took a look at Matthew 28:1-10 and shared a message on Resurrection Gifts.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

  1. God’s timing is not like our timing.
  2. God invites us into eternal life with Him.
  3. God wants us to experience Him.
  4. God is willing to go out of order to woo us.
  5. God is drawing us into deeper relationship with Him.

Here are some questions to ask as we are reading and meditating on the word:

Who is God?

How does God see you?

How can you please Him?

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God’s Presence Changes Us

March 22, 2015

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This week, we took a look at Mark 5:21-43 and shared a message on how God’s Presence changes us.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

  1. God changes us when we are near Him.
  2. God turns when we push through to Him.
  3. God is unconcerned by appearances.
  4. God isn’t motivated by fear.
  5. God moves the pieces around.

Here are some questions to ask as we are reading and meditating on the word:

Who is God?

How does God see you?

How can you please Him?


God Frees the Broken

February 15, 2015

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This morning we shared a discussion based on Mark 5:1-20   Feel free to listen here. And follow along with the notes below:

God sees the torment of the broken.

You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle.–Psalm 56:8 English Standard Version (ESV)

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17 English Standard Version (ESV)

God doesn’t condemn the broken.

There is a difference between conviction and condemnation.

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God,be merciful to me, a sinner!’  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14 English Standard Version (ESV)

God recognizes that sometimes freedom is not possible without a miracle.

Why do people not seek healing?

There is a constant tension between the flesh and the spirit. (Romans 7)

 A God encounter will always change you.

The man wants to go with Jesus.

Jesus sends the man back to the City.

This encounter is Jesus only ministry trip to this area.

God’s love always flows to the lowest and the farthest.

And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:15-17 English Standard Version (ESV)


Asking for Forgiveness as an Act of Worship

February 9, 2014

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This week, we took a look at Matthew 5:21-26 and received a message on Asking for Forgiveness as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Forgiveness as an Act of Worship from the Matthew 5:21-26:

  1. God considers forgiveness a prerequisite to worship.
  2. God holds the offender responsible to seek reconciliation.
  3. God treats offense as seriously as financial debt.
  4. God asks us to seek forgiveness as a daily act of worship.
  5. God is inviting us to grow in forgiveness in 2014.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?
What is God asking you to do?
What are you going to do about it TODAY?


Forgiveness as an Act of Worship–Passing the “Smell Test”

February 5, 2014

Pinapple smell Test

To forgive is to say:  ”I choose to forgive, you don’t owe me anything, and I bless you”.–Tim Truesdale

This week, we took a look at II Corinthians 2 and received a message on Forgiveness as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Forgiveness as an Act of Worship from the II Corinthians 2:

  1. Godly forgiveness is central to the “smell test“.
  2. God gives us authority to forgive in His name.
  3. God uses restored people to resolve problems.
  4. God asks us to forgive as a daily act of worship.
  5. God is inviting us to grow in forgiveness in 2014.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?


Forgiveness as an Act of Worship–God is Asking for the Bill When Others Owe us for Offense–Book of Philemon

January 26, 2014

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To forgive is to say:  ”I choose to forgive, you don’t owe me anything, and I bless you”.–Tim Truesdale

This week, we took a look at the Book of Philemon and received a message on Forgiveness as an Act of Worship.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

5 Truths about Forgiveness as an Act of Worship from the Book of Philemon:

  1. God is  is constantly inviting us to voluntarily lay down our rights.
  2. God’s invites us to forgive as an act of our will.
  3. God asks us to hand him the debts of our offenders.
  4. God asks us to forgive as a daily act of worship.
  5. God is inviting us to grow in forgiveness in 2014.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

What is God saying to you through this message?

What is God asking you to do?

What are you going to do about it TODAY?