As we continue the series, we speak to perspective and how do we observe versus how do we view. What might stand out as big to you may be small in the grand view of the world. You may also look to see how in the grand scheme of things it might seem small however, small things can add up. Verses 2 Cor. 12:7-10
We highlight the idea of Love. Understanding the challenges of loving one another. Not just friends and family, but challenge yourself to love the ones that may have or had wronged you. They love we received from Jesus is unconditional.
Review verses: John 13: 34-35, Mark 2:1-12 and 12:30-31, Mathew 5:43-48, 25:40
Today Pastor Justin closes us out with "The Victory Lap: Running the Race with a Purpose)
We might show pride in our accomplishments or on how well we are progressing, however we must avoid getting ahead of ourselves. Celebrating before we've hit the finish line, can distract you from others around you and make you loose sight of the actual goal. We review books 1 King18 and19 as well as John 17:23
We round the bend in our 'Race' and are challenged to finish strong. We (He) knows that you will experience challenges, fatigue but God gives us strength. Remember your training and faith and "Finish Strong". We share passages: 2 Tim. 3:14-17, 4:7-8, 1 Cor. 9:24-26, 2 Cor. 11:23-28, Phil. 3:14, Hebr. 12:1, John 13:1-17, and Isaiah 40:31
As we continue our 'Race', we review our training so far. We need to lean into God without swerving. Remove the sins and prior misdeeds from our view. Keep focused on the race and our victory. Now we learn what will help us train better. We are what we eat, if we fill our bodies with junk we should expect the results to show. So cast out your doubts your since of envy and fill yourself with healthy replacements; Hope Encouragement, and Belief. we review passages:Hebr.11:6, 5:11-14, Matt. 4:4, Romans 8:32, 2 Tim. 3:14-17 Psalm 119:9-16, 34:8, and Gen 2:7
The race continues... We get a better understanding of God's word as many have misinterpreted the idea of 'Better'. Have you ever misunderstood what was told to you? Better doesn't necessarily mean easier. Also, a personal relationship with God doesn't mean a private relationship, share your faith and understanding with others. As we continue our Spiritual "Race", let's spur one another on. We also review the passages from last week; Hebrew 10:19-25, 11:1 and Cor. 9:24-26
We start our new series by comparing our Spiritual Journey with God to a race. Are we alone in our race? Do we reach for the prestige and adulation? Do we adorn ourselves with luxurious clothing and items because we think they will make us run better? Faith is not believing in God when everything makes sense, but when your world has come apart. Faith is living with the confidence the God is who He says He is and that He will do everything He's promised to do. Lean into God, hold on without swerving to the the hope that God is going to keep his promise.
2 Tim. 4:7-8, 1 Cor. 9:24-26, Phil. 3:14, Isaiah 40:31, Hebr. 10:19-25, 11:1, and 12:1-3
Mountains may crumble but God, Our Rock, will always remain. Jesus is tested by the law of their time and challenged to stone an accused women. Is He to comply or deny this Law? What role are we? Do we cast stones at the accused? Are we the accuser? John 8:1-11, Isaiah 28:16 and 26:4, Psalm 18:31 and 62:2, and 1 Sam. 2:2
We conclude our series Experiencing Our Amazing Almighty God in Our Ordinary Everyday Life. We talk about what it takes, and understand the difference between "God how do you want to work in me?" and "God how can you work through me?" "Do you believe in Jesus?" "Can you trust Him?"
The Big Truth- If we don't allow Jesus to fix the inside, nothing on the outside really changes (for long). Mark 2:10-12, Hebrews 11:6, John 5:17 and Matt. 12:34
What is a Miracle? Would it take giving sight to the blind in order to recognize a miracle? Are all miracles big? What do small miracles look like? Are we not miracles ourselves? What are we missing in our everyday lives because we are too busy to notice?