There is no greater study than the study of God, and no greater understanding than knowing God. No other study will Humble the Mind more than understanding His perfect Holiness. No other study will Expand the Mind more as we realize His awesome power and glory. No other study will Strengthen the Mind more as we accept the truth of God. No other study will bring more Comfort and Peace to the Mind than that of knowing God. In this first sermon in a series, let’s recognize Five Tragic Results of Not Knowing God.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” –John 13:34–35
What is agape love? Why are we commanded to have it? Why is agape love so important? How are we to love one another as Jesus loves us? Let’s examine the Lord’s instructions for us to love one another.
“And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” –Luke 10:41-42
2020 was a year full of worries, troubles and distractions. How can we approach this new year better than the last year? Jesus gives us a principle to help us. A way to set aside the burden of worry and choose the better way. The secret to true joy, peace, answered prayer, grace and eternal life. It really is the one thing that changes everything!
The subject of forgiveness is both uncomfortable as well as powerful. Forgiveness has the power to change a person’s life for eternity. There are over 75 word pictures in Scripture of forgiveness. –To Forgive is to turn the key, open the cell door and let the prisoner go free. –To Forgive is to loose the anchor and set the ship free to sail. –To Forgive is to give a full pardon to a condemned and sentenced criminal. –To Forgive is to loosen a stranglehold on an opponent. –To Forgive is to pound the gavel in a court room and declare ‘Not Guilty’. In this lesson we examine the what, why and how of forgiving one another.
In a Gallup Poll released this week––only 1 group in the U.S. avoided 2020 Mental Health Decline. The poll shows only “churchgoers,” Americans who regularly attend religious services, were the only group who avoided mental health decline in 2020 (Gallup 12/7/20). One reason may be the fact that Christians have access to something special the world doesn’t have. Something that offers peace that surpasses understanding, guarding our heart and minds through Jesus Christ. Peace through the Power of Prayer (Philippians 4:6–7).
In this lesson we look at 1. The Command, 2. The Need and 3. The Access Provided for Intercessory Prayer.