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A Very Present Help

 

 

 

Ever wonder how you would handle public confrontation over your faith? Even a legal appearance? Jesus gave us His ultimate promise for such an extreme event: the Spirit will be with you, and He’ll teach you what you ought to say. Next time you’re on the spot for the truth, whether at home, at work, in class… remember His promise as we studied it last Sunday in Luke 12. This week’s Walking Further Discussion Guide will remind you of our discoveries, and our comfort.

Pastor Joe 

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Future Fear?

 

 

 

 

Ever wondered if you would really be able to go through suffering for your faith if the time came when you had to? Ever worried that you would not have the strength to resist denying your faith? Jesus knew you would have this worry, and His teaching that we explored last Sunday from Luke 12 gives us a comforting solution: you will endure because it won’t be up to you… it will be up to His Spirit working and speaking through you in whatever dark hour that may come. Learn more in this week’s Walking Further.   

Pastor Joe

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True Truth From The Master Teacher

  

It may sound surprising, but as a pastor I meet many people who tell me that they’ve gone church to church looking for deep and true Bible teaching, and they’ve had a hard time finding it. One of the signs that your heart has truly been renewed by the Holy Spirit, that you are a true disciple of Jesus, is that you have a deepening desire to hear more of the Word of God, to receive deeper teaching about the cross-work of Christ, and to understand more of what the Bible calls you to be as a disciple.  It is a true tragedy to me that people have to go far and wide today in our society to find that kind of good Bible teaching.

Well, nobody ever complained after leaving one of the hillside messages of the Lord Jesus Christ when He was here on earth that they didn’t hear "the depths of the word of God”. Jesus Christ was the greatest preacher who ever walked the earth. And every time He opened His mouth to a crowd, they got white-hot truth from the throne room of heaven.

They heard what I would call “true truth”, every time Jesus preached. It was truth that called for decision, as well as comforted the heart. That’s why this section of Scripture we've been going through on Sundays in Luke 12 has been entitled “True Words”. Last week, we explored one of the deepest warnings that Jesus ever gave about the spiritual life: the danger of committing the unpardonable sin. I wonder, have you ever had any questions about that in your own life? Well then, read our Discussion Notes for the week, and your questions can be answered!

Pastor Joe 

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The Early Years - Pt 1

 

 

 

Think only pastors live “called" lives?  Think again. Did you know that the New Testament talks about five different kinds of calling that God can lay upon a life? Did you know that only one of these is the classic “calling” to the pastorate? In our message last Sunday, we explored these and drew some lessons out of the life of King David when he experienced God’s special calling in his life. There was much for us to apply and much encouragement to be found. In this week’s Walking Further, we revisit 1 Samuel 16. Enjoy the journey!

Pastor Joe

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