The way of Jesus will “squeeze” all who choose to walk its narrow path. Yet, often times, the squeeze comes unexpectedly. In 2021, the squeeze is very real. Consider necessary applications to faithfully navigate the path of Christ. Text: Mark 10:32-45
Only when you see yourself as you truly are can you begin to realize the extent of Gods mercy. It’s only by Gods presence and grace that we can even begin to lift our eyes to something good. Your voluntary sacrifice represents the quality of your relationship with God. Are you offering just some of it, or the very best portions of it? Text: Genesis 4: 4-7
As the world shakes around us, where can we look to find something unshaken to have faith in? Acts Chapter 10-12 show an early church with a world shaking around them, but still having Unshakable faith in Jesus. The same is true for us today, we need unshakable faith in Jesus. Text: Acts 10: 9-17; 12: 1-11
In the power of the Holy Spirit the message of Jesus is proclaimed. Persecution scatters the church propelling her outward. Believers are baptized and disciples multiplied. The measure of the mission is people and places. Where Jesus is faithfully proclaimed lives are restored and the church grows. Who are the people God has placed in our space? Text: Acts 8:29, 9:10
“Full of faith and the Holy Spirit” introduces us to Stephen and martyrdom quickly follows. What was the Holy Spirit doing? Consider the power of witness and radical faithful obedience which the Holy Spirit yet calls the church.
Text: Acts 6:1-15; 7:54-6
One man’s physical healing becomes a picture of the salvation offered to all in Jesus (Acts 3). Though untrained, Peter and John were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke boldly in the name of Jesus. In spite of fierce opposition, multitudes of men and women were added to the Lord as the church was on the road to the ends of the earth. Text: Acts 3-5