We look at Jesus in Hanukkah – why did He quote Psalms 82 to the Jewish leaders who sought him out? Why were they unsure He wasn’t the Messiah? Was there anything in Scripture that can help us open our eyes to the situation?
Thanksgiving – that holiday sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas…but thanksgiving and gratitude hold the power to transform our lives in Jesus.
All warfare is based on deception – Sun Tzu. In a spiritual war, the art of misdirection is to focus on the person as the problem instead of something more. We cover the basics of putting our focus on the right theater (the spiritual) without getting mystical. In a practical set of steps, we help keep the focus where it needs to be – on Jesus and how we can put on the full armor of God.
One mark of a great soldier is that he fights on his own terms or not at all
Sun Tzu – The Art of War 6:2
In life, we all have struggles, we look at Paul’s encouragement to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might so that we can prevail.
This week we start the final chapter of Ephesians and look at another fun word: obey. We break this down in two contexts of daily life: as children, we are called to obey our parents and as bondservants (workers) in our service. Both are applicable in our daily lives and practical for spiritual growth.
Love and Marriage – Ephesians 5 finishes with a focus in the everyday work relating together. Whether married or single, we all can grow in nourishing and cherishing our relationships with the Lord and each other.
Reference: Daily Temperature Reading
Tonight we delve into what is love and and acceptable sacrifice and look at Ephesians 5’s warning to believers hearts: what should not be there, what should be there , and how we get there.
Ephesians 4:17-32 describes three “Ways”: the Way of the World, the Way of the Lord, and the Way Back.
For 40 years the people of Israel went from being slaves to lords over their own land. During that journey through the wilderness, God was with them every single day and provided for their needs. As we review the holiday of Sukkot, our own journey is similar – God offers to be present with us, care for our needs, and lead us IF we will let Him.
The holiest day of the Jewish calendar describes settling accounts and being sealed for a good (new) year. How does the concept of being sealed apply in our lives? Tune in and find out!
Options, alternatives, and preferences – oh my!
In our modern world we are infected with the notion that we ALWAYS have choices, including not participating at all. Our spiritual future still offers us a choice rather than options as Paul explains and why that’s a good thing.
A prisoner of the Lord…living worthy of the call – what does that mean and HOW do we do that? Join us for a practical discussion of giving weight to the Lord and not fighting the fetters of His presence or those He wants US to reach with His mercy.