Discipline is not a word we enjoy. We naturally want to indulge in sweets instead of having discipline around food. We don’t like the idea of discipline as a child or even as a parent. When we are disciplined, we often think of it as punishment, but godly discipline is different. Discipline always has a goal; it is always moving us towards something better. God’s discipline is designed to help us become more like Jesus. So, God’s discipline is the most loving thing he can do for us and in us.
God Is ____
May 31, 2020 • Glen Elliott • Week 2
God Is ____ • June 21, 2020 • Roger Blumenthal
The goal of this message is to focus on how trust is the key to connecting with GOd. Not the father’s trust in his children, but the child’s trust in the father. God, as a good father, wants to lavish his love on his children. Children, who desire to experience the love of a father, learn to trust that their father really is for them, and acts in a way that is most beneficial for them. God offers to adopt us, not because he trusts us, but because he loves us despite our choices. We, the adopted, choose to receive the love as a child of the father because we trust him. Without trust in our father, we are tempted to run and live a self centered life.
God Is ____ • June 14, 2020 • Michael Goodwin
Life can be a bully sometimes and we don't always feel we have a protector but God is our protector. We will find God as our Protector when we seek his leadership and wait for his deliverance. We can respond in worship as we realize that God is our Protector.
God Is ____ • June 7, 2020 • Glen Elliott
God is love. When God is in us, his nature changes us to be like his own. According to the Bible, the test of whether he’s in us and we know him and allow him to influence us is in how we love others. It all begins with God’s love for us. God is love, so we are to be his love in our world. So the question we are left to answer is this - What does love require of me?