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Truth or Acceptance?

Will you bow to peer pressure for acceptance if it mean you compromise the TRUTH?

May 16, 2018 • Brian Motte

OVERVIEW Every single day we are faced with the decision whether we will do something so that we are accepted by the group. Maybe it is to tell a white lie or to partake in some sin that we know is wrong but we do it so that we won’t feel like the outsider. But what does Jesus call us to do in our lives? DISCUSSION: -Do you feel pressure from the world to be accepting of things you know are against the Word of God? Give some examples. -What things in your life do you do to try and be accepted? -i.e. listen to certain music, swearing, dress a certain way, watch certain things, etc. -What are the positives of trying to appease people? And the negatives? -Why do you think it’s so hard for us to live our lives to please God and not man? -What are some ways we can get better at living our lives for God and not others?

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.