The most common direction given to people in the Bible is "Do not be afraid." In Hebrews 4, we discover there is something we are supposed to fear - unbelief. But what does it mean? And how do we overcome unbelief?
Our series in Hebrews continues.
The sinful, disbelieving heart is brought on by the deceitfulness of sin. The deceitfulness of sin originates from outside sources, both Satan and men. Whether it is the twisting of the truth or the presentation of hollow human philosophies, the end-game is to cause us to withdraw from the living God. For that reason, the author of Hebrews urges us to encourage one another every day while we still live on this earth. We are to encourage one another to hear and live the truth that Jesus taught, so that we will not succumb to the outside influences trying to lure us away from the living God.
Pastor John shares the warning and encouragement from Hebrews 3.
Why did Jesus come in the flesh? Why did He become human, given the limitations of such a thing? Why set aside His godhood as He did?
Join us as Pastor John explains using Hebrews just how Jesus shows us what we are supposed to be.
New Years Resolutions. It is the phenomenon where we resolve in the coming year to do something or more than one thing to “improve” ourselves. Then, when we get to the end of the year, we can share with each other the satisfaction of not having achieved one single resolution.
What are your New Years Resolution? Join Pastor John as he offers some suggestions, rooted in the Bible, about what we might choose to do differently in 2020.
Love, apparently, is a many-splendoured thing, an elusive thing, the goal of all things. It is the driving force of knights in shining armour and the sighing aspiration of fair maidens. Love is a puppy licking your face, but love is also holding hands as you rock together on the porch in the twilight of life. The fact is, we human beings are desperate for love. That great love for which we search, is God.
Pastor John shares in the fourth week of Advent - Love.
Why is it that so many Christians have gained a reputation of being dour and joyless? Why do unbelievers looking into the church too often see no room for joyous expression? Is it because we don’t practice expressing our joy? Or perhaps we wrongly associate joyful expression only with the things of this world? Have we come to believe that expressions of joy are inappropriate when worshipping together? Are we so overcome by our sinfulness we forget our salvation? It may be a combination of these things, or many other reasons, but whatever the explanation, Christians actually have the greatest reason for rejoicing.
Join us for the second week of Advent, to hear more about Joy.