Bad Blood

Series | *New Rules to Live By

November 15, 2015 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr. • Romans 12:18; Galatians 6:2

Bad Blood is defined as having unpleasant feelings or animosity between people. No matter how badly you want peace, there are some relationships that may never be fully restored. But doing this one thing can help you find peace about any relationship.

Mind Your Manners

Series | *New Rules to Live By • October 11, 2015 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

Thankfulness puts all we have in perspective; God has given us what we need for service, comfort, expression, and recreation. Greediness or discontent signals an attitude that says to God, “I’m not getting much of a bargain here.” Thankful people can worship wholeheartedly. Gratitude opens our hearts to God’s peace and enables us to put on love. Discontented people constantly calculate what’s wrong with their lot in life.

Fly With a Broken Wing

Series | *New Rules to Live By • October 25, 2015 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

The Mars Hill Baptist Church of Chicago is going through a difficult season. We've had four funerals in the last five weeks. Additionally, we've had members lose nieces, nephews, siblings, and parents. Every crisis reveals who you are and I'm determined, with God's help, to lead our church through this difficult season and not lose hope. Despair is the complete loss of hope. Circumstances can press in around us to the extent that we cannot see a way out. When fear grips us, hopelessness is right behind. The apostle Paul knew first hand what that was like. Yet he wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:8, “We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.”

You're Doing It The Wrong Way

Series | *New Rules to Live By • November 1, 2015 • Pastor Clarence E. Stowers, Jr.

Prayer is just talking to God… Right? Maybe prayers more than just us talking, more than convincing God to give us what we want. In this message, we will unpack Jesus' life-changing answer to the request, Lord teach us to pray.