Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your soul, April 1, 2010

Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your soul

Mark 12: 29 the most important commandment You Must love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Heart means compassion Mind, means curiosity Soul means wonder A. We can lose the awe of the world around us Psalm 29: 7 The voice of the Lord strikes with bolts of lightening. All those in the temple… Continue reading Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your soul

Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your Mind, March 24, 2010

Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your Mind

Mark 12: 28 What is the most important commandment? Loving God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. If we can grasp what this means, we are not living far from the kingdom of God. Heart = passion Mind = curiosity 1. The Brain. The brain is an incredible thing which has amazing abilities to grow and learn…. Continue reading Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your Mind

Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your heart, March 18, 2010

Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your heart

You must love God with all your heart Mark 12: 30 1. Our hearts can become like well trampled ground (Luke 8: 12) Trampled means an air of superiority or becoming a sermon proof christian. Ezekiel 36: 26 “I will give you anew heart and put a new spirit inyou; I will remove from you your heart of stone and… Continue reading Not Far From the Kingdom – Love with all your heart

Not Far From the Kingdom, March 11, 2010

Not Far From the Kingdom

Jesus is being challenged by questions from the crowd Where do you get your authority from (Question asked in Luke version of the story) This is comparable to asking “Who says you have the truth?” Should we pay taxes? Trying to make Christianity look foolish Questions of the resurrection those who are set in their beliefs and just want to… Continue reading Not Far From the Kingdom

Missional Grace – Audacious in the Midst of Complexity, March 4, 2010

Missional Grace – Audacious in the Midst of Complexity

Simplicity is defined as freedom from complexity Complexity is defined as composed of many different parts, hard to understand or deal with. Oliver Wendell Holmes former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court distinguished between two types of symplicity. Simplicity on the near side of complexity and simplicity on the far side of complexity. He said he would not give a… Continue reading Missional Grace – Audacious in the Midst of Complexity

Missional Grace – Three Groanings, February 18, 2010

Missional Grace – Three Groanings

God has poured His grace out on us to make us missional (purposeful) in what we do Romans 8: 28 All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose. 1. Christian Karma Karma is the belief that everything balances out int he end. Some believe in Karma because God talks about… Continue reading Missional Grace – Three Groanings

Names of God – Peace, January 21, 2010

Names of God – Peace

Romans 16: 19, 20 I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. To have peace we need a biblical persistence Luke 18: 1 – 3 give me justice in my fight with my enemy. Some of us will not go to… Continue reading Names of God – Peace

Names of God – Faith Walk, January 7, 2010

Names of God – Faith Walk

Genesis 17: 1, 2 God showed himself to Abram as El Shaddai, God Almighty. God shows himself to us so we will respond to that revelation Faith is important to God But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is , and that He is a rewarder of them… Continue reading Names of God – Faith Walk

Names of God – Your new name, December 31, 2009

Names of God – Your new name

Why does God give us a new name? Hope of a promise Abram changed to Abraham Sarai changed to Sarah Simon changed to Peter Announcing Judgment upon someone Mahershalahashbaz (Isaiah 8: 3) Shearjjashub (Isaiah 7: 3) Key Point: Your new name is a new identity about how God sees you. How do we get this new identity? Revelation 1: 10… Continue reading Names of God – Your new name