Offenses Will Come So Don’t Get Offended
Luke 17 • December 29, 2019 • John Anderson
Many times a child of God will get offended and hurt deeply in this journey of life. It is so important how we respond to the offenses of life. It can cause us to quit following Jesus or to go on to better things. Here’s how to live an “offense-free” life!
God’s Drummer Boy
Luke 2:25-35 • December 15, 2019 • John Anderson
Today’s text tells us of a man who, despite the spiritual darkness of his day, the moral decay and religious corruption that surrounded him, was expectantly looking for God’s promised Son! Simeon is an example to us all of faith and belief that God does what He says He will do.
Walking in Wisdom
Ephesians 5:14-17 • December 1, 2019 • John Anderson
We are navigating through some dark and troubled waters in our world today, and it is vital that God’s children learn to walk in wisdom. Knowledge is not enough to avoid shipwreck - we must have godly wisdom, and the Apostle Paul gives us some important steps to take in acquiring it.
Walking in the Light
Ephesians 5:8-14 • November 24, 2019 • John Anderson
We are living in such a dark and spiritually dead world today. It is vitally important that God’s people be the “light of the world” as He intended for us to be. How bright are you shining? Here are some things to remember as we attempt to truly make a difference in our world.
Walking in Love
Ephesians 5:1-7 • November 24, 2019 • John Anderson
The Christian life is not a sprint or a quick dash, but a walk. The Apostle Paul encourages us to walk in love. Here are some scriptural ways that will help us to go ahead and take a step in that direction right now. God will bless every step we take in His direction!
Reasons Not to Quit
2 Corinthians 4:1-18 • October 20, 2019 • John Anderson
If anyone had some good reasons to quit serving God, the Apostle Paul would certainly qualify! But here in this chapter of scripture, he gives us sufficient motivation to keep pressing on - to not grow weary in well-doing. Are you living for the eternal or the earthly, temporal things that don’t really matter?
The Wisdom In Waiting
Ruth 1:1-7 Psalm 130:5-6 Psalm 27:13 Isaiah 30:18 Isaiah 40:31 Micah 7:7 • September 1, 2019 • John Anderson
This familiar story from the first chapter of the OT book of Ruth reminds us that we don’t need to be worrying, fretting, forcing the issue, or running ahead of God. There is great wisdom in WAITING on God and letting Him lead and guide and order our steps.
The Difference That Makes All The Difference!
Psalm 103:7, Exodus 33, Hebrews 3:7-10 • August 4, 2019 • John Anderson
There’s a great difference between knowing the “ways” of God and knowing His “acts”. Moses knew His ways! Are we content to be interested in God, even infatuated with Him, but not becoming intimate in our relationship with Him?
A Faith that Went Viral
1 Thessalonians 1 • June 23, 2019 • John Anderson
These early Christians in the city of Thessalonica displayed a genuine conversion to Jesus Christ and their testimony bore the faith, hope, and love that is truly characteristic of followers of Jesus. Their faith was widely spoken of, even before mass communication was thought of!