Should Christians be concerned about whether or not they are Thriving? If we were to define Thriving as flourishing, growing, maturing, blooming, or advancing; and the opposite of Thriving being declining, waning, stagnating, or atrophying; we would probably all agree that flourishing and Thriving is something God calls us toward. In today’s Scripture lesson we are called to become “pleasing” to our God in all these segments of our lives.
Part 1 | Thriving to Please God
April 19, 2020 • Pastor Marty • Colossians 1:3-14
Part 2 | Thriving by becoming Wise
Thriving Christians • April 26, 2020 • Pastor Marty
There is a segment of each of our lives that is inward and immaterial. Some call it ego, some call it the soul, some characterize it as the private place we do our ‘self-talk’. This inner part of us is sometimes disguised by us, often times it is concealed and unexpressed, while many people are very revealing about what they are thinking, believing or feeling. The Bible calls this part of us the “Heart” and God repeatedly calls us to become wise in this fundamental area because it influences all our behaviors.
Part 3 | Thriving by knowing the desires of our hearts
Thriving Christians • May 3, 2020 • Zakk Uhler
The heart is the center part of our inner being. In Psalm 139, David pleads for God to search his heart and lead him in the way everlasting. To have a “Thriving” relationship with God, we need to understand our hearts, surrender our hearts, and learn how to guard our hearts against threats and temptation. Join us on Sunday as we look to God’s Word to teach us how to do just that.
Part 4 | Thriving by Achieving
Thriving Christians • May 10, 2020 • Pastor Travis
Since it's mother's day, maybe an emphasis on the joy and motivations for hard work and accomplishment. See Prov. 31 woman. Gifts, talents, skill, mind, used to achieve for the glory of God. Results in helping family and neighbors. This message celebrates God-given Work as a blessing that gives us self-esteem. We are designed to create, work hard, and have individual talents to accomplish in unique ways.