Sun, 29 November 2009
Text: Hebrews 13
"Let brotherly love continue"
5 reasons to develop these personal relationships:
Three terms for love. (See Matthew 18) Agape love is love for what it does not be what it feels. It is unconditional, sacrificial love. It is the love that Christ had on the cross.
Sun, 22 November 2009
Listen to Jim Pence and his message about how God opens doors.
Sun, 22 November 2009
This is Jim's Story as presented during the Sunday School Hour
Sun, 15 November 2009
Text: Hebrews 12:18-29
If you look back in the book of Exodus 19:12 you see that God is not approachable. Mt. Sini was a place about God's Holiness and God's Law. we see that limits were put in place and that a violation of these limits resulted in the death penalty. This is a picture of the law and how its burden is more than man can bear. The author of Hebrews makes the contrast with the approachability of God then and the approachability of God in Heaven.
Blessings of God:
1) The Blessing of God's presence -To be in the presence of the living God. (see also 1 Peter 1:10) there is no middle ground where you'll be as there is only Heaven and Hell.
2) The Blessing of God's judgment. (vs. 25-26) - God shacks the earth. there is allways judgment occuring. (see also 2 Peter 3:8-11). The end of the world has been told to us. Only the things of God will remain. This is a blessing because we know this is sure and God can rescue us. Our reaction should be one of thanksgiving.
Sun, 8 November 2009
As we study the scriptures we see a thread that runs throughout about a call to come home to a relasionship with God through his son Jesus Christ. Listen as Elder David Nichols shares his study of this theme through the bible.
* From the beginning Adam in the garden - Genesis 3:8-9
* Noah called to the Ark - Genesis 7:1
* Moses call by God through the Burning Bush - Exodus 3:3
* The calling of Samuel - I Samuel 3:4-11
* The calling of King David - 1 Samuel 16:11
* The Lord speaks to Isaiah - Isaiah 1:18-20
In the New Testament the theme continues:
* The call of the deciples - Mark 1:16-17
* The call to eternal life - John 5:37-40
* If any man thirsts - John 7:37-38
* The Father and Son will abide - John 14:23-26
* Jesus call the disciples to eat a meal - John 21:9-12
* Christians are called to a Holy Calling - 2 Timothy 1:9-10
* Called to fellowship - Revelation 3:20
* Called to return - Revelation 22:12
With all the calls shown in the scriptures the question we must ask is "How will we respond to the Lord's call?
Sun, 1 November 2009
Text: Hebrews 12:2-11
The Bible declares on many different pages that the child of God will endure many trials. How is the believer to respond in these situations? To discipline is to train. Correction, education, hardship, opposition and suffering.
1) Consider your example (vs. 3) - to think trough thoroughly. Who is our example? Why it is Jesus Christ.
2) Consider our blessings
A) the protection (vs. 4)3) Consider or benefits (vs. 10-11) - why are we corrected? For our good:
B) our inheritance (vs. 5-9)
A) HolinessSee also II Corinthians 12:1-10 and the example of Paul.