Wednesday, September 12, 2007

sin seeps

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. As much as I want to please God and live for Him, it seems that sin issues continually seep back into my life. Often they're easy to miss because they drift in slowly, not as a big slap on face. I love knowing that no matter what happens, God will always forgive me. And not just forgive me, but make me pure again! I wish I had the same perspective of sin that God does.

Extra time in the Word: 1 John 1:5-10

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

look what i did!

Matthew 6:1

Be careful not to do your "acts of righteousness" before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Doing good things is great, but just as important as the good things you do is your attitude behind it. If you help people or encourage friends just so they'll like you or to impress them, then that's all the reward you'll get for it. Personally, I'd rather do as this verse suggests and do my "acts of righteousness" for God's glory alone and receive His reward. I'm sure His rewards are a lot bigger than the temporary satisfaction that comes from knowing someone noticed me for a second.

Extra time in the Word: Matthew 6:1-4

Monday, September 10, 2007

when people meet jesus

Hey everyone here's a look at our new series called, "When people meet Jesus". Zacchaeus. Nicodemus. The Samaritan Woman. Each with their own story, each sharing a life-changing encounter with the Savior. Through nine unique stories, you'll get a vivid picture of people transformed by Christ.

Hebrews 3:13
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. Encouraging others is important, not just because it builds people up, but because it actually helps prevent others and yourself from drowning in habitual sin. If you see a friend who's struggling with an area of sin, encourage them. Not just once, not just twice, but daily! Find a group of friends who will do the same for you.
Extra time in the Word: Hebrews 3:7-19

Friday, September 07, 2007

The 20

Great service last night everyone. I pray that "the 20" heard the message and are actively pursuing God's will in their life today. Now the only problem is you have to find out what to do this saturday night.

Pslams 30:8

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.I love the connection here between doing God's will and internalizing His Word. A lot of people want to know what God's will is for their lives, but they expect to find it without taking time to find out what God's Word already says about it. We can't follow God's plan for our lives without hiding His Word in our hearts. Likewise, a desire to do God's will doesn't come without applying His Word to our lives in the first place. Having a desire to do God's will, knowing what that is for your life and digging into the Word are all interconnected. It's hard to have one part of that without the rest.Extra time in the Word: Psalm 40

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


So if you took a look at the poll last week you'll see that none of those things happened. However, who would've thought that we would have busted by the NAVY, then have to swim a 1/4 mile through shark infested waters--(thanks sean sharpe btw.) Needless to say thanks to all who came. The video from camp will be shown in 2 weeks- if i can't get it up on the blogspot.

Also, remember this THURSDAY 6:30pm OUR NEW HOME and service will be at the old Fitness Center on Barber's Point. If you need directions or anything--please call.
John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. Life is filled with too much turmoil NOT to turn to Christ for peace. It's miserble trying to handle it all on our own, so Christ spoke to give us peace and courage. Plus, this life is not all there is. There's an eternity of peace awaiting us that only God can provide.

Extra time in the Word: John 16:23-33