Sundays after the Epiphany

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

The Kingdom of Heaven is Near Matthew 4:12-23 12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: […]

Look, the Lamb of God!

Life Guide Look, the Lamb of God! I. John’s Mission II. Jesus’ Mission III. Our Mission 29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me […]

Christ Begins: Anointed for His Mission

Life Guide Teacher’s Guide Ever watch that show Undercover Boss? The CEO of the big multi-million-dollar company takes on a disguise and steps into an entry level job in their own company to see what life is really like. Sometimes it’s making sandwiches or washing dishes and they usually end up getting reamed out or […]

A Glimpse of Glory

Download Life Guide             Tell me, have you ever gone to a very high place that gave you a breathtaking view of the scenery around you? Maybe you hiked to the south rim of the Grand Canyon or rode an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building or climbed the fire tower at […]

Love for the Undeserving

Download Life Guide It had been 22 years since they’d sold him. As he was led away towards a life of slavery, you can imagine the terrified 17-year old’s eyes, searching his brothers for any sign of compassion or love. He found none. But now, two decades later, he was looking down at their terrified […]

Jesus Blesses His Disciples

Download Life Guide  One of my pastor-friends recently told me his whole philosophy of ministry could be summed up by an REM song: Everybody hurts. I think he’s right. What hurts in your life? Let me ask it a better way: If Jesus shook your hand after the service, what would you ask him to […]

Accomplish Something Great

Download Life Guide In a recent book called “The Millennials,” author Thom Rainer reports that “96% of millennials believe they will someday accomplish something great” with their lives. That might not seem all that surprising. After all, regardless of the generation, not too many kids dream of growing up to be total slackers, right? But […]

Jesus Is the Fulfillment of Prophecy

Download Life Guide  A quick poll. Have you ever been the victim of some form of identity theft? Maybe you found some fraudulent charges on your credit card statement. Or somebody hacked into the website of your insurance carrier and compromised your personal information or someone tried to open a bank account in your name […]

Get to Know the Perfect Groom

Download Life Guide  The perfect guy is a stock character from lots of stories. He might look different depending on girl and the situation. Here’s a few examples. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy from Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice is chivalrous and dignified, considerate and romantic, the perfect guy for the 19th century, the perfect guy […]