New study series this coming Sunday, October 21, "Whatâ€™s A Man To Do?"Â In the past, we have had extensive studies on the role of women, and after having a weekend seminar last month on Relationships, I felt it would be profitable to example the role of males. In this three-week series we will visit three topics: How do we do this thing called manhood, How do we serve as husbands, and how do we serve as fathers. The Holy Spirit is not silent on these topics. A message to women: Donâ€™t turn this topic off! This study affects you massively. Our perception of Godâ€™s principles directly affect the practice of males in the role of masculinity.
Jesus addressed the Pharisees in a harsh way at John 5:37-40. He basically told men who had memorized Scriptures, that they did not know the Scriptures. That would be like individuals with PhDs that they didnâ€™t really know the area of their disciplines. What a slap! In our study at 10:30 am, we are going to talk about what Jesus meant in John 5. What is the goal in memorizing Scripture? Why study it? What did the Pharisees miss, and why was Jesus so hard on them? This Sundayâ€™s message is entitled, â€œDefining Who We Are.â€ It is so easy to forget how we do church in a dying culture.
This Sundayâ€™s Adult Class will examine Ecclesiastes 4. There are four places Solomon wants us to visit: the courtroom, the marketplace, the highway, and his palace. Solomon is concerned with the injustice that goes on in these places. He is careful in stating that there are on answers to these places of oppression, but we can survive them! He will also share with us the four things that derail meaningful relationships.
This Sunday at 10:30, we will look at â€œObjects Of Faithâ€ â€“ things that can help
us develop a working knowledge of the gospel for when those times arise
Ecclesiastes 3 is the text for our next installment of Making Sense Of It All. Studying for this one chapter has caused me to re-examine some key Christian doctrines.
Solomon says â€œThere is a time or season for everything.â€ At first glance it appears like the wise man is discussing the different seasons of life that happen upon us, but a closer examinations reveals something much deeper and much more challenging in our walk with God.
The source of these seasons may surprise you, but our response is foundational to our faith. Looking forward to our unpacking of these truths together.
The last installment of Invasion & Rescue, attention will be given to the temptation of the survivors of the USS Indianapolis to drink salt water as they waited rescue.
This second installment amplifies the struggle we face with our sins.Â Three key elements are necessary for the battle:Â Understanding the battlefield, the enemy, and our plan for rescue.Â
Jesus warned us to â€œwatch and prayâ€ (Matthew 26:41).Â Â Â What did He mean by using the word â€œwatchâ€?Â That will be our focus as we continue to wrap our minds around the concept of Christ invading our world to rescue us.Â
Please pray for me as I do the finishing work on this message.