Sunday, November 30, 2014
God's Kingdom Comes
God's Kingdom has already come through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Yet, we continue to live in the tension of the "already come - yet to come" Kingdom of God as we wait for the Second Coming of Jesus. This message will focus on what the Bible has to say about The Second Coming of Jesus.
Scripture Lessons: Revelation 11:15-17, 12:10-12, 19:11-21, 20:10-21:7 and Mark 13:24-37
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
God's Kingdom Brings a Reevaluation of Wealth
When God's Kingdom comes into our lives, we reevaluate our material wealth to see it not only as our ultimate security but rather as a resource to help others.
Gospel Lesson: Mark 10:17-31
Sunday, December 7, 2014
God's Kingdom Brings True Repentence
John the Baptist came preaching, "Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near!" When God's Kingdom comes to us, it leads us to true repentence. In this message, Pastor Steve outlines three phases of true repentence. Repentence in our thought, in our heart, and in our behavior.
Today's Gospel lesson comes from Matthew 3:1-12.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
God's Kingdom Brings Justice
When God's kingdom comes into our broken world, social, economic, and political justice for the poor and the oppressed are fostered.
Today's Gospel lesson comes from Luke 1:39-56
Sunday, December 14, 2014
God's Kingdom Brings Healing
When God's kingdom comes, sick people are cured, disable people are made whole, demon-possessed individuals are freed, and even the dead are raised. In short, God's kingdom brings healing.
Lessons: Isaiah 61:1-3, James 5:13-16, Mark 1:21-34
Sunday, December 21, 2014
God's Kingdom Brings Radical Obedience
Jesus came as our Lord and king, to establish God's kingdom which brings radical obedience. This radical obedience we see in both the prophet Isaiah and the Virgin Mary. Radical obedience we live out when God call us.
Gospel lesson: Luke 1:26-38