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Powerful Hope

September 20, 2020 • Adam Welty

With uncertainty, fear and anxiety rampant in our culture that many feel is going the wrong direction, it is easy to begin to feel lost in fear, despair and depression in a world that feels out-of-control. The remedy is hope. It is hope that is more than mere optimism, but based on Someone greater than this fallen world.

The Word of God and the Believer

October 25, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

What if the most powerful, life-changing force in the universe lived inside of you? Would it do any good if you were unaware of it or failed to use it? When you embraced Christ, you were united in spirit with the Word of God and that changes everything! Today we will study the relationship between the believer and the Word of God.

What to Do When Plans Don't Work Out

October 18, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

Everyone has times when things don’t go according to plan. Responses can range from quick confident adjustment to devastating paralyzing emotional trauma. What is the believer to do in a world that is constantly changing? How are we to respond to our sovereign God who changes up our plans on a moment’s notice? There are answers in the scriptures that lead us to confident, courageous living.

You Are a Blessing and Not a Curse

October 11, 2020 • Mike Stubbs

Within its local gatherings, the Church of Jesus Christ is remarkably diverse in its theological spectrum, understanding of grace, freedom from the Law, general maturity and opinions of other believers. Since it took over 300 years to formally establish our understanding of the divine nature of Jesus Christ at the Nicene Council, we should offer a few years of grace for those less mature than ourselves to have time to grow. Theological understanding develops when human filters are removed, mostly through hard times, to read the Word of God in all its simplicity. In the meantime, the church should work hard to remain a place the tax collector, harlot, leper, broken Pharisee can flee to for compassion, comfort and healing instead of becoming a hardened religious institution quick to discipline and kick out those who fall short of perceived but not real ideals of Jesus Christ instead of working hard to make space for personal spiritual growth.