In the face of human authority, the apostles responded to a higher authority. They actually rejoiced in suffering dishonor for serving Jesus. Their understanding of Jesus as Leader and Savior led them to lean into the authority of Jesus and find shelter there. Pastor Aaron preaches from Acts 5:27-42
Keys to Gospel Fluency: 1. Know and believe the Gospel personally 2. Take every thought captive regularly 3. Renew our minds daily. | In this lesson, we learn about God's plan for the renewing of our minds.
ONE is Enough
What’s bothering you right now? Have you been keeping it to yourself? It’s time to let it out. Are you content, complacent, happy with the status quo? Get bothered with the things that bother the Father. Pastor Aaron preaches from Ephesians 3:14-21
We have been saved. We are being saved. We will be saved. We are making apprentices of Jesus in the everyday stuff of life. What it means to have been justified, to be being sanctrified, and looking forward to being glorified in Christ Jesus.
Jesus Christ demonstrated his love for humanity by sacrificially giving his life on the cross and resurrecting from the dead. Because of this incredible act of love, those who are in Christ have become new creations. All of our past mistakes, sins, and miscues have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Our past no longer has the last word and final say over our lives. We have been given a fresh start. Pastor Aaron preaches that we have been reconciled to God and we can give hope to others.
"Ezra set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach His statutes and rules in Israel" - Ezra 7:10. "We are God's masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" - Ephesians 2:10
History is full of Divine Encounters when God shows up to meet with humans. Heaven overlaps with earth and transformation begins. This time we'll consider the Blessing of Abram and the goal of being a blessing as well in Genesis 12-16. Hint: It doesn’t go that well and God cleans up a lot of Abram’s messes. Sound Familiar? It’s our story too.
Four key questions: Who is God? What has He done? Who am I? What do I do? | We determine what we are believing in the moment by tracing the FRUIT to the ROOT. | Are you in the process? 1. What behavior or situation did you process through personally? 2. What did you discover you were believing that produced that fruit? 3. How do the truths of the gospel address what you are believing?
Have you inherited a faith but still wonder if you’ve made it your own? Is your loyalty to Jesus white hot or has your fire died down? Let’s look at Jacob’s encounter with God at Bethel and see what it takes to make our faith our own. Pastor Aaron preaches from Genesis 28.
ONE is Enough
The Living Dead are among us and need to be treated with utmost care and prayer. God wants to make them fully alive in Jesus and wants us to live fully alive as well. Today we’ll study Ephesians 2:1-7.
In our hurried pace and fast food culture, we forget that meals bring people together not just provide food. When it relates to Jesus and the “feast” that he brings sometimes we care more about what’s on the Master’s Table than the Master himself. The Giver is always better than the gift and we need to Taste and See that the Lord is Good.
While we think of our homes as our castles Jesus sees them as a strategic locations for spreading light and life. Neighboring is an art that we are learning as we follow Jesus who has the answers to the disruptive times we are living in. Pastor Aaron preaches the first of a two part mini-series on the Art of Neighboring.
Discipleship is leading people to increasingly submit all of life to the empowreing presence and lordship of Jesus Christ. Discipleship involves establishing and building people up into their new identity. Video about our new identity: https://youtu.be/6DmMZo8JlOU