Join us this Sabbath as our new academy principal, Eric Johnson shares his vision for God’s leading and guidance for the future of our school. The title of his sermon is “Chase the Lion.”
Who wouldn’t turn down a free gift? Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or some other special occasion, most of us would be happy to receive the blessings of a gift.
But the Bible describes someone who despised his gift: Easu. Thinking only of himself, he sold his gift for a bowl of soup.
Join us this week as we conclude our Fortified series by looking at how we can choose to live differently than Esau.
Video illustration used in sermon:
Someone who practices diligence will declare:
I will finish my projects.
I will do a job right.
I will follow instructions.
I will concentrate on my work.
I will not be lazy.
What does that look like in our spiritual lives?
Listen this week as we continue our Fortified sermon series and discover how Jesus is concerned about how we live while we wait for His return.
Blame it on a marketing scheme. Blame it on over harvesting. Blame it on genetically modified organisms. Blame it on whatever you want, but your breakfast cereal is most like fortified with vitamins and minerals not normally found in a box of Corn Flakes!
The most common answer one hears is because the population is not receiving enough nutrients through a balanced diet elsewhere, so manufacturers supplement the cereal grains with additional nutrients.
What if that were to happen to our faith? Do we need to add anything to our saving belief in Jesus? One of the disciples thought so . . . Peter. He says we are to:
add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 2 Peter 1:5-7
Join us this Sabbath as Pastor Jon continues our series on being Fortified.
Waiting is uncomfortable.
Waiting is so uncomfortable that we have invented the microwave.
For a young child, waiting for the car trip to be over is excruciating!
For a follower of Jesus, waiting for His return is a lesson in patience.
Listen in this week as Pastor Jon continues the Fortified series as we prepare for the Long Haul of waiting for the Second Coming.
They say “patience is a virtue.”
How long are we to be patient until it actually become a part of our character? Does the “microwave society” we live in contribute to our impatience? When we become agitated while sitting at a stop light, standing in line to check-out at the grocery, or waiting for the download to start, we recognize that patience is something that needs to be worked on!
How about in our spiritual lives? Do we become impatient when we don’t see the results we desire or hoped for? Are we patient as God develops holiness within us, or are we all to quick to throw in the towel and stop trying.
Join us this week as Pastor Jon continues the Fortified series and discusses the importance of patiently waiting for holiness to be worked out in our hearts.