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Few Words, Big Truths - Part 1: Obadiah
Does God have enemies? If so, who are they and what makes them His enemies? As we kick off a new series, "Few Words, Big Truths," come explore the little known book of Obadiah and get answers to these questions... They are important for you to know.
1) God’s Opposition to Pride
2) God Opposes Those Who Oppose His People
3) Restoration of His People
Catchphrase Christianity - Part 4: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle
Have you ever heard someone say something that sounded close to the truth, but was still completely inaccurate? When you hear someone say something almost truthful, it can create a lot of confusion. We’ll consider one of those truthful-sounding catchphrases under the microscope of God’s Word. Together we’ll clear up the confusion surrounding the old saying, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
1) Presumptive Mindset With Temptation
2) Provisional Mindset With Temptation
Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
Catchphrase Christianity - Part 3: A Practicing Christian
Inside and outside of Christian circles, people have a way of talking about various types of Christians. Usually, these terms boil down to discussions around someone who practices their faith and someone who only says they have faith. This way of looking at things raises an important question of whether or not someone can be a Christian without practicing their faith? We’ll examine this question and more in Part 3 of, "Catchphrase Christianity."
1) What are we to make of a non-practicing Christian?
2) What does a Christian look like in practice?
Text: James 2:14-26
Catchphrase Christianity - Part 2: Let Go and Let God
“Let go and let God” is a motto often shared with someone who's struggling or burdened by a difficult situation. It sounds like a nice idea and is often said in a kind-hearted way. However, what does it really mean to “let go and let God,” and is that a piece of advice a Christian should follow? We’ll explore this and more in Part 2 of "Catchphrase Christianity."
Two problems that this advice presents and one solution to embrace:
1) Problem 1: Overconfidence in ourselves.
2) Problem 2: Underconfidence in God’s means.
3) Solution: Cooperation with God in obedience that leads to assurance.
Text: Philippians 2:12-14
Catchphrase Christianity - Part 1: Blessed
Our words reveal what's in our hearts. However, we rarely consider how certain words or phrases that we use in conversation might show us something about what we really think, desire, or believe about life. Do we see these phrases in the Word of God? Join us as we begin a new series, “Catchphrase Christianity,” a thought-provoking series on reframing everyday words in light of God’s Word.
"Blessed" refers to someone who is approved and favored by God in the new kingdom. Now, if that’s how the Scriptures would have us understand this term:
1) What does that mean for how we’re using blessed?
2) How does Jesus describe someone who’s blessed?
3) Why is this someone who’s blessed?
Text: Matthew 5:2-12
Wise - Part 6: Gossip
Our world is filled with tabloids about the hottest news. It captivates our attention and we crave it more and more. But have you ever stopped and wondered, what is it about gossip that draws you in? Why do we participate in it either passively or actively? The answer might be more interesting than you realize.
1) What Is Gossip?
2) Why Do We Do It?
3) How Can We Replace It?
Text: Selected Scriptures in Proverbs