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Light in the Darkness

How do we live holy, while in the company of the lost

April 25, 2018 • Brian Motte • Ezekiel 33, Mark 2:15-17, Romans 10:13-15, Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 1:16-17

OVERVIEW: Name the people you know (family member, friend, acquaintance, co-worker, etc…) who do not know Jesus as their savior? What are you doing about that? When we come to know Christ we naturally pull away from sin, from those who do sin and from environments where sin reigns. But this poses a problem because Jesus teaches us to be the salt and light of the world. Jesus tells us that he came for those who are sick. So how do we manage our lives when it comes to being the light of the world without being having our own fire extinguished by sin? QUESTIONS: Name the people you know (family member, friend, acquaintance, co-worker, etc…) who do not know Jesus as their savior? When you’re with the people on your list, do you struggle with falling into sin? How might you change this? If you don’t have anyone on your list, then do you think you are fulfilling the great commission? Explain why or why not. Do you think just hanging out with non-Christians makes you salt and light in their lives? Why or why not? What are you personally doing in the the lives of the people on your list, or if you don’t have a list, in the lives of the unsaved in Fenton, Linden, Byron, etc to introduce them to Jesus? CHALLENGE: Being Salt and Light is an intentional process. This week, pray over the people on your list. If you don’t have one, ask God to give you eyes to see people in your life who need Jesus and then add them to your list. Before you spend time with any of the people you listed, spend time praying about and brainstorming how you will sow seeds of truth in their lives. Then go and actually do it!

The Test: Separation

July 21, 2019 • Wes Morris

We are not to love the world. The love for the world is seen in mankind’s lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life. Believers are called out to be separate, loving the Father and not the world; but what does that mean? In this message, Pastor Wes will answer that question from the Word of God, showing what it means to love the Father more than the world. We will look at the following verses: 2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 1 JOHN 2:15-16 1 JOHN 5:4-5 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11 1 JOHN 3:1 1 PETER 2:9-12

Encore: Testimony

July 19, 2019 • Wes Morris & Scott Johnson

This week on the Encore Pastor Wes and Scott take a look at the new series just started called The Test. Join them as they go behind the "Testimony" message.

From Mom to Mentor

July 16, 2019 • Stephanie Balgaard

As our kids grow, our role as a mother changes significantly. What are the goals of parenting young adults? How can we prepare them for the world and counsel them well as they make decisions that will impact the rest of their lives? This session will examine how we, as mothers, can help prepare our mighty men and women for flight from college and beyond.