Dec 11, 2016
Be Patient, Enduring Hardship – Children’s Version
take-advent-back_thumbBased on James 5:7-11
 
Everyone needs to learn patience. From children to adults and everyone in between, we need to learn patience. While we rarely suffer hardships for our faith in a physical way, we still have to endure the spiritual attacks on our hearts. James talks about the key to enduring hardship and persevering for the Lord. Trusting our God without question and empowered by his forgiving love – we can persevere and endure what comes our way.
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  • Dec 11, 2016Be Patient, Enduring Hardship – Children’s Version
    Dec 11, 2016
    Be Patient, Enduring Hardship – Children’s Version
    take-advent-back_thumbBased on James 5:7-11
     
    Everyone needs to learn patience. From children to adults and everyone in between, we need to learn patience. While we rarely suffer hardships for our faith in a physical way, we still have to endure the spiritual attacks on our hearts. James talks about the key to enduring hardship and persevering for the Lord. Trusting our God without question and empowered by his forgiving love – we can persevere and endure what comes our way.
  • Dec 4, 2016A Peace that Surpasses All Understanding
    Dec 4, 2016
    A Peace that Surpasses All Understanding
    take-advent-back_thumbBased on Isaiah 11:1-10
     
    The world looks like it is in constant turmoil. Innocent people suffering. Guilty going free. Floods, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes are all but uncommon. It’s a wonder we don’t throw our hands up in frustration and give up on this world! Through the Holy Spirit, Isaiah prophesies that the Messiah is not coming to make this world better, but to make it perfect. To those who suffer from the consequences of sin in this world turn to the Lord for peace.
  • Dec 4, 2016A Peace that Surpasses All Understanding – Children’s Version
    Dec 4, 2016
    A Peace that Surpasses All Understanding – Children’s Version
    take-advent-back_thumbBased on Isaiah 11:1-10
     
    The world looks like it is in constant turmoil. Innocent people suffering. Guilty going free. Floods, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes are all but uncommon. It’s a wonder we don’t throw our hands up in frustration and give up on this world! Through the Holy Spirit, Isaiah prophesies that the Messiah is not coming to make this world better, but to make it perfect. To those who suffer from the consequences of sin in this world turn to the Lord for peace.
  • Nov 27, 2016Preparing for Christmas Means Preparing for Christ
    Nov 27, 2016
    Preparing for Christmas Means Preparing for Christ
    take-advent-back_thumbBased on Matthew 24:37-44
     
    Advent is a season of busyness. It’s a season of distractions. Satan wants nothing more than for us to focus on everything but Jesus. But preparing for Christmas is important. It means always being ready for the coming of Christ. It means always setting our hearts on the entire reason we celebrate Christmas.
  • Nov 27, 2016Preparing for Christmas Means Preparing for Christ – Children’s Version
    Nov 27, 2016
    Preparing for Christmas Means Preparing for Christ – Children’s Version
    take-advent-back_thumb
    Based on Matthew 24:37-44
     
    Advent is a season of busyness. It’s a season of distractions. Satan wants nothing more than for us to focus on everything but Jesus. But preparing for Christmas is important. It means always being ready for the coming of Christ. It means always setting our hearts on the entire reason we celebrate Christmas.
     
  • Nov 20, 2016How Will You Approach Your King?
    Nov 20, 2016
    How Will You Approach Your King?
    stand-storm-thumbBased on Luke 23:35-43
     
    Jesus is a confrontation person. He claims to be the son of God and the King over the universe. People have different ways they deal with this claim. Some avoid him. This is approach irrational. Others make demands of him. If he really is the King of the universe, that’s also a poor decision...to demand things from him. Finally, we see the example of the thief on the cross next to Jesus. We should follow his example and defer to the King of Kings judgment.
     
  • Nov 20, 2016How Will You Approach Your King? – Children’s Version
    Nov 20, 2016
    How Will You Approach Your King? – Children’s Version
    stand-storm-thumbBased on Luke 23:35-43

    Jesus is a confrontation person. He claims to be the son of God and the King over the universe. People have different ways they deal with this claim. Some avoid him. This is approach irrational. Others make demands of him. If he really is the King of the universe, that’s also a poor decision...to demand things from him. Finally, we see the example of the thief on the cross next to Jesus. We should follow his example and defer to the King of Kings judgment.
  • Nov 14, 2016Setting the Sadducees Stratight
    Nov 14, 2016
    Setting the Sadducees Stratight
    stand-storm-thumbBased on Luke 20:27-38
     
    The Sadducees tried to set a trap for Jesus with a tricky, difficult question about the resurrection of the dead on the last day. Jesus answered their question brilliantly, but the whole episode reminds us not to think like a Sadducee - to slip into thinking and acting like this life is all there is. As we rejoice in what Jesus has done to make us “triumphant,” we can also look forward to joining all those believers in our Lord who have already gone before us into heaven. (because Jesus made them triumphant, too!) There is so much more for us than just this life!
  • Nov 13, 2016Setting the Sadducees Straight – Children’s Version
    Nov 13, 2016
    Setting the Sadducees Straight – Children’s Version
    stand-storm-thumbBased on Luke 20:27-38
     
    The Sadducees tried to set a trap for Jesus with a tricky, difficult question about the resurrection of the dead on the last day. Jesus answered their question brilliantly, but the whole episode reminds us not to think like a Sadducee - to slip into thinking and acting like this life is all there is. As we rejoice in what Jesus has done to make us “triumphant,” we can also look forward to joining all those believers in our Lord who have already gone before us into heaven. (because Jesus made them triumphant, too!) There is so much more for us than just this life!
  • Nov 6, 2016Live the Victorious Life
    Nov 6, 2016
    Live the Victorious Life
    stand-storm-thumbBased on 1 Corinthians 15:54-58
     
    “End Times” has an ominous and frightening sound to it. “Last Judgment” even more so. “Death” most of all. But the comfort God gives us is that Jesus defeated death and conquered all our moral failures. Answering to a just God should no longer fear us because of Jesus’ victory. Because of his victory we have victory and can live a victorious life.