Feb 28, 2021
Children’s Lesson 26 – The Sermon on the Mount
  • Feb 28, 2021Children’s Lesson 26 – The Sermon on the Mount
    Feb 28, 2021
    Children’s Lesson 26 – The Sermon on the Mount
  • Feb 28, 2021Responding to Your Own Mortality
    Feb 28, 2021
    Responding to Your Own Mortality
    In this fallen world in which we live, the question of our own physical death is “when,” not “if.”
    • Hebrews 9:27 (KJV) “It is appointed unto men once to die…”
    King David was conscious of his own mortality.  His example can help us respond to the reality of our mortality in a positive way. Þ Invest in things of eternal value.
    • Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth… but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven…”
    Þ Leave behind a legacy of good works.
    • Hebrews 10:24 “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
    Þ Leave behind a legacy of personal faith.
    • John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.’”
    Þ Live a life without fear!
    • Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
  • Feb 21, 2021Children’s Lesson 25 – The Paralyzed Man
    Feb 21, 2021
    Children’s Lesson 25 – The Paralyzed Man
  • Feb 21, 2021How Big Is Your God?
    Feb 21, 2021
    How Big Is Your God?
    How Big Is Your God?  Matthew 14:22-33 Is your God big enough to prioritize? (v. 22-23) Is your God big enough to search for in times of trouble? (v. 24-27) Is your God big enough for you to step out of the boat? (v. 28-29) Is your God big enough to save you? (v. 30-33)  
  • Feb 14, 2021Children’s Lesson 24 – Healing the Sick
    Feb 14, 2021
    Children’s Lesson 24 – Healing the Sick
  • Feb 14, 2021Responding to Leadership Challenges
    Feb 14, 2021
    Responding to Leadership Challenges
    “Responding to Leadership Challenges” - 1 Samuel 30
    • Godly leaders are not overcome by adversity.
    • Godly leaders seek and obey the Lord’s guidance.
    • Godly leaders recognize the strengths and limitations of their people.
    • Godly leaders treat everyone with fairness and kindness.
    • Godly leaders invest in relationships!
  • Feb 7, 2021Children’s Lesson 23 – The Disciples
    Feb 7, 2021
    Children’s Lesson 23 – The Disciples
  • Feb 7, 2021Responding to Godly Correction
    Feb 7, 2021
    Responding to Godly Correction
    The Prophet Nathan Confronted King David (2 Samuel 12 & Psalm 51)  We can find there the  Four “R’s” of Godly Correction:
    1.  REALIZATION of our sin, our personal responsibility, and our dependence on God as our only hope of forgiveness
    2.  REMOVAL of our guilt and the sin in our lives
    3.  RENEWAL of our relationship with God and the joy it brings
    4.  REINVESTMENT of our lives in things that are right and God-honoring
      PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS:  “Lord, I realize the seriousness of the sin in my life.  I acknowledge that I have broken my covenant with You and messed up Your perfect plan for me.  I am sorry.  I have no hope but Your mercy and Your pardon.  I pray that You would remove the guilt of my sin with Your forgiveness, which is offered through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  Then, Lord, renew a right heart within me, that I can find happiness in being pure and whole again.  Finally, Lord, take my life.  Help me re-invest my time and my energy in serving You from this day forward.  Amen.
  • Jan 31, 2021Children’s Lesson 22 – Nicodemus
    Jan 31, 2021
    Children’s Lesson 22 – Nicodemus
  • Jan 31, 2021Responding to Temptation
    Jan 31, 2021
    Responding to Temptation
    RESPONDING TO TEMPTATION - 2 Samuel 11  The Nature of Temptation:
    •  Temptation comes when your defenses are down.
    •  Temptation finds your area of weakness.
    •  Temptation rarely entices a good person with a “gross” sin. Instead, it entices you onto a slippery slope.
    •  Temptation never presents the full consequences of sin.
        • Sin undermines the person we want to be.
        • Sin derails the good we want to do.
        • Sin affects others besides ourselves.
        • Sin never escapes the eyes of God.
     How to Respond to Temptation:
    •  Avoid temptation when possible.
    •  Resist temptation with the resources God has given you.
        • Prayer
        • The Word of God
        • Christian Friends
        • Constructive Activities
        • The Indwelling Holy Spirit
     THOUGHT FOR THE DAY  “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”  — 1 Corinthians 10:13  From the time Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent for their disobedience, we humans have become adept at trying to deflect the guilt of our sin.  Mimicking the words of an old comedian, we say, “The devil made me do it!”  But the Word of God makes clear that we are never helpless against temptation.  God always provides us a way to do what is right.  How about we stop the excuses and take ownership of our actions?  With Christ’s help, we can be victorious over any temptation!