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#27 Gentleness / Goodness

September 24, 2017 • Mike Matijevich • 1 Thessalonians 5:15

KEY VERSE: “See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15 (Believe Pg. 434) KEY QUESTION: “What does it mean to do the right thing in my relationships with others? How do I know?” Matthew 19:17 “And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” Definition of “goodness” - “Consistently reflecting the CHARACTER of God in our motives and actions.” Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” 
KEY IDEA: “I choose to be GENTLE and GOOD in my relationships with others.”

#32 Becoming a New Person in Christ

Believe • October 29, 2017 • Mike Matijevich

KEY VERSES: "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” * CHRISTIANITY IS NOT SOMETHING WE DO, IT IS A LIFE WE LIVE. * OUR FAITH IS NOT AN EXTERNAL CODE OF CONDUCT, IT IS WHO WE ARE!!! * What We Believe, What We Do and Who WE ARE Becoming are all a part of the journey that is intended to prepare us to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. 
 KEY QUESTION: “So how do we think, act and believe like Jesus?” BY two distinctives: 1. The Presence of God 2. The Power of the Holy Spirit

#31 Learning To Hear God's Voice

October 22, 2017 • Mike Matijevich

Key Verses: Mark 8:17-18 "And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?" Jesus tells his disciples that they have a heart problem that has affected their sight, hearing and memory. Isaiah 6:1-10 Gives a three things we must do if we want to hear God's voice.

#30 Humility

Believe Series • October 15, 2017 • Mike Matijevich

KEY VERSE: “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4). KEY QUESTION: “What does it mean to value others before myself?” “For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” Luke 14:11 KEY IDEA: I choose to esteem others above myself. “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 12:3