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Unmanaged Anxiety (Luke 10:38-42, Part 1)

You anxiety is talking to you. Your anxiety is trying to convince you that if you don’t do something then something bad will happen or it will not get done right. You are the only one who can do this. Your anxiety will tell you that you are not good enough and you are not worthy enough and that’s why people leave you. Your anxiety wants you to believe that if you have enough information, knowledge, and wisdom then you will have all the answer then you will be successful and people will like you. Anxiety will work you to death by convincing you that you have to be there for everyone and that you are less of a person if you say no. Anxiety wants you to believe that you must make everyone happy and you need their approval and acceptance to be happy. Continue reading

Jesus: Future Resurrection (Mark 12:18-27, Part 2)

What happens after we die? What about our relationships with others? Are couples still a couple in heaven? Are your children still your children in heaven? Do some people become angels when they die? What happens after we die? What is life like on the other side? Maybe there is nothing more after we die. Maybe this is it.

Jesus is asked this question, but in the context of husbands and wives. Today, Jesus is going to give us a little more insight into life after death. Continue reading

Remember Me, Remember Me (Luke 22:17-19; 23:39-43)

Today, we observe the Lord’s Supper. One of the major themes of the Lord’s Supper is remembering. Remembering the past impacts the present. When you forget something significant you begin living for the insignificant. This is why Jesus wants us to think about Him and to remember Him. When we remember His love for us it impacts our love for Him and ultimately our love for others. Remembering the past impacts the present.

Here is what we are going to do today. We are going to look at two important statements: one by Jesus and one by the thief on the cross. They both said remember me. Let’s start with Jesus. Continue reading

God: Faithful, Gracious, Powerful (Luke 1:57-66)

Right now, the kingdom of darkness is trying to get you to doubt and distrust God. The devil wants you to believe you cannot count on God and that God is not trustworthy. The world wants you to think God does not care and is not interested in your life. Your own sinful nature wants you to believe that God cannot do what He says He can or will do. The devil knows if He can get you to doubt God and His Word then he has won the battle over you, the rest will be easy for him. Continue reading

The Rest of the Christmas Story (Luke 1:39-45)

When it comes to the biblical Christmas story, it covers almost three years of time. It begins with the miraculous conception with Mary and concludes with Herod attempting to kill Jesus by having all the male babies that were two years old and younger executed. Within that story you have several people, animals, and objects that God uses to tell the Christmas story. Continue reading

Jesus: Future Resurrection (Mark 12:18, Part 1)

Believing in God does not mean you have a relationship with God. Because someone believes God exists, makes good decisions, supports good causes, attends church, and is a good citizen does not indicate they are follower of Jesus or have a home in heaven. In 2 Timothy 3, Paul reminds us there are people who “will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly” (v.5, NLT). As you follow Jesus, you will encounter people like all the time. You find them at church, in your family, and your community. They are religious, talk about God, moral, and are committed to their church, but they are dangerous. Their religion is about them, not Jesus. Jesus shows us today, how to respond to them. Continue reading

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