Serpents and Doves

sharing your faith with wisdom and love

Is there a story big enough to build my life on? (part 5)

December 18, 2022 • Jason McNutt • 1 Corinthians 15:50–58

There are over 300 mentions of Jesus’ return in the New Testament. The early church had a conviction that Jesus had been resurrected and that He would return to usher in the new heaven and new earth. His return will complete the reconciliation of people to God and mark the end of history as we know it.

Is there a story big enough to build my life on? (part 4)

December 11, 2022 • Jason McNutt • 1 Corinthians 15:1–22

There is extensive historical evidence affirming the resurrection of Jesus. He was raised through the power of the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit is at work in His church today and shows us the life changing transformation only He can bring.

Is there a story big enough to build my life on? (Part 2)

November 27, 2022 • Jason McNutt • Genesis 3:1–7

Sin is rejection of a God-ruled life; engaging in a self-ruled life instead. The Bible teaches this is a problemtrue of everyone, handed down to us from Adam and Eve. Ultimately sin is a heart problem and the explanation for the world’s brokenness. In Jesus, we have the only effective answer.

Is there a story big enough to build my life on? (Part One)

November 20, 2022 • Jason McNutt • Genesis 1:26–28, Genesis 1:1

The creation story gives Jesus’ disciples the world view for understanding the purpose of our lives. We must recognize someone who is not Jesus’ disciple has a different perspective, sometimes even hostile to ours. We can lovingly question their perspective on life as an opening to share the Good News.

Where do I find the boldness to speak up?

November 13, 2022 • Jason McNutt • Acts 2:1–4

It is only through the Holy Spirit that we can find the power and boldness to share the gospel. When we have a right view of reality, walk in the Spirit and commit to prayer in evangelism we will see great things happen.

How do I overcome my feelings of inadequacy?

November 6, 2022 • Jason McNutt • Matthew 10:16–20

We can feel inadequate when sharing our faith. Our reasons are varied; we lack training, we feel intellectually inferior or we do not handle opposition well. Yet, sharing our faith is a Biblical mandate. More than once Jesus promises the Holy Spirit will work within us to let God's glory be displayed through our imperfection.