Asking for Forgiveness as an Act of Worship

February 9, 2014

Im sorry

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?

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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 #1

January 12, 2014

Forgiveness #1

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 Genesis 50:15-21 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 Genesis 50:15-21:

  1. God is the only righteous judge of the heart.
  2. God’s nature is forgiving.
  3. God invites us to take on his character of forgiveness.
  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

October 4, 2011

 

One of the most difficult things in life is to forgive.  And yet it also the most freeing. 

Please join us this Sunday as we hear from Gary Heese about the topic of Forgiveness.

Gary will be sharing from this challenging passage–Ephesians 4:31-32, which says:

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Join us at 5 PM on Sunday as we meet in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff and share a message from Gary Heese on Forgiveness.

By the way, Gary Heese serves on staff at a nearby Vineyard church with duties in the areas of Pastoral Care/Prayer Pastor.  For more about Gary, take a look at the Vineyard Kansas City website.


God Converts an Act of Terror into a Triumph of Love

August 3, 2011

 

As we have been studying the Book of Acts, we have encountered prayer, preaching, and supernatural healings.  We have also taken note of ongoing persecution of the early church.

In this week’s reading, we will witness the account of the first murder of a Christ follower.  Although Stephen’s position was a food server, and not a preacher or evangelist, he was the first Christian martyr in history.

While some might have expected the violent oppression to quench the fire of the young church, Stephen’s reactions actually turned an act of terror into a triumph, and have served as a model for Christians facing persecution worldwide down through the ages. 

(By the way, an estimated 70 million Christians have paid for their faith with their lives–a staggering 2/3 of these in the last century!)

Here are some of the questions we will answer this Sunday:

o How does persecution of the church fit into God’s plan?
o How does God prepare the church for persecution?
o How does Stephen demonstrate he has been freed from fear of death in this passage?
o How does God put Love on display through the gruesome details of the murder of Stephen?

If you would care to look ahead, feel free to review Acts 7:54-60, which will be the centerpiece for our discussion.

Come and join us on Sunday at 5 PM as we CONNECT in shared space at 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, as we share a Sermon called “God Converts an Act of Terror into a Triumph of Love”.