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07/21

What Four Little Creatures Tell Us About Wisdom

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: community, mission, protection, rescue, Trust, wisdom

What is wisdom? Wisdom is the skill of living life in a God-honoring way. The writer of Proverbs invites us to consider carefully four seemingly insignificant and vulnerable creatures, and by observing these little creatures, to discover our own vulnerabilities and learn how we can navigate life wisely, that is in a Christ-centered, God-honoring way.  Text: Proverbs 30:24-28; 1 Peter 3:8

07/14

The Frustrations of Prayer

Speaker: Leon Hurst
Topics: Faith, God's goodness, Persistence, prayer, Trust

Jesus teaches us to pray boldly with the expectation that God our Father delights to give his beloved children all that is good for them. As we pray, we can be confident in the goodness of God. God’s timing can frustrate us, and yet it is an unexpected part of His goodness as we discover from the Israelites, Abraham and Sarah, Joseph and Elijah.  Text: Luke 11:5-13; 1 Kings 18

07/07

Celebrating Radical Generosity

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: authenticity, Generosity, mission, money, Tithe, Worship

The solution to a life that is leaning away from God is to return to God, and one of the ways we return is through our giving. Giving is an expression of worship which reflects trust in God’s steadfast love and gracious provision in Jesus. Where the Old Testament speaks of a tithe, the New Testament looks to the self-giving, sacrificial love of Jesus inviting us into a life of generous giving.Text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15; Psalm 24:1

06/30

Shaped by the Master – It’s much more than our stuff

Speaker: Don Weaver
Topics: stewardship, talent, time, Treasures

By looking at these stories that Jesus told we will focus on not our things but who is the master of our things or our soul.
Text: Matthew 6:19-24; Luke 12:16-21

06/23

If cash is king, is Jesus Lord? Our stuff and our heart

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Lordship, money, stewardship, Worship

Scripture has a lot to say about money and things. Consider two contrast models in Scripture which suggest the true issue is the Lordship of our money and things.Text: Exodus 36:1-7; Matthew 21:12-16