Sunday, October 28, 2012

Reconciliation Showdown

Genesis 33

Focus: God's grace and blessing makes all the difference

I. Walk with a LIMP and God's BLESSING.

II. God's grace TURNS our TERROR into TRUST

III. HUMBLE yourself and GRACE GREETS you.


V. Establish LANDMARKS to remember God's Grace

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Curious Kurios

Children's Sunday

Colossians 3:15-24

Focus: While we probably really appreciate some of our relationships with God and His son Jesus Christ (child, brother, friend, savior, etc.), that might be a bit of a stretch with Kurios.

I. Kurios is the Greek word for the Hebrew word ADO and is most often translated into English as LORD & MASTER.

II. Words that imply RELATIONSHIP or AUTHORITY can sometimes be INTIMIDATING.

III. God desires our lives and RELATIONSHIPS to be filled with PEACE and THANKFULNESS because we AUTHORITY see from His point of view.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wrestlng with God

Genesis 32

Are you surprised by difficulties? 1Pet 4:12-13
Are you saddened by difficulties? James 1:2-4
Are you doing everything you can to avoid all difficulties? Phil 1:29

Focus: God allows us to wrestle with Him so that we might come away changed and strengthened by the experience.

I.  God LIMITED His POWER in order to move us.

II. God "STRUGGLES" with us to move us from WRESTLING to CLINGING.

III. God "STRUGGLES" with us to move us from CONTROL to SURRENDER.