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Resurrection Hope Lives through Love

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes Resurrection Hope Lives through Love I. God’s unconditional love for us II. Our unconditional love for others 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s […]

Hope Bears Fruit

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes Resurrection Hope Bears Fruit John 15:1-8 Last week I watched the Livestream from the hospital room as this year’s Confirmation class was confirmed in the faith. Certainly not the way I anticipated I’d be watching but my wife and I watched with a special joy, since both of […]

Hope From the Good Shepherd

Life Guide PSALM 23 (NIV) 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear […]

Hope Drives Out Fear

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes Luke 24:36-49 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37 They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. 38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? 39 Look at my hands […]

Hope Gives Us Peace

Life Guide Life Guide – Leader’s Notes John 20:10-31 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were […]

Christian, what do you know?

Life Guide Life Guide: Leader’s Notes 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and […]

The Triune God Lives in You

Life Guide “If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15). If you love me, you will keep my commands. “The one who has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me.” (14:21).  Do those words of Jesus make you tremble in your boots? There’s no escaping them as they seem to […]

God Gets Fired Up

Life Guide 1 Kings 18:16-45 (NIV) 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. 17 When he saw Elijah, he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?” 18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have […]

The Shepherd of the Sheep Overcomes!

Life Guide The Shepherd of the Sheep Overcomes! I. Physical Challenges II. Spiritual Challenges III. Emotional Challenges 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued […]