A new year is a new opportunity to grow and share your faith. Join Pastor Merritt has he walks through four practical ways to live your faith anew as you worship, disciple, serve and send.
It is amazing how much God’s word has to say about our feelings and how we can control our feelings rather than have our feelings control us. When your feelings are controlling you and they rachet up to earthquake level, it is almost impossible not to let other people know it. Learning how to handle our emotions is crucial, not just our emotional health, but our physical health. Fortunately, God's Word has a lot to say about knowing and mastering our emotions.
See, we all know what to do at Christmas, because for the most part whether you believe in the story or not, whether you are a follower of Jesus or not, whether you go to church or not, we pretty much do all the same thing at Christmas. I am convinced though we have it down pat on what we do at Christmas, most of us don’t really do what we should do with Christmas.
If you really trust God, you don’t necessarily have to tell people with your lips; you will show them with your life. I am going to talk to all of us about trusting God. Why we ought to trust God completely and continuously. We can all trust God equally and when we do, God will do exactly the exact same thing for all of us. When we trust God it gives Him pleasure and He gives us treasure.
We are going to learn from Jesus--anger is appropriate when it is expressed at the right time, in the right place, for the right reason. When we look at all the times that Jesus got angry you are going to discover the major reason why he got angry and we should be angry and who his anger was directed toward.
From churches full of hypocrites to the belief that God isn't really good... join us as we discover what the Bible really has to say in reply to those who shun the church. Learn practical ways you can talk to others with practical spiritual answers to their objections. You'll see they really can get from there to here!
God knew about the benefits of music to help us deal with stress, to be healthier, happier and even holier which may explain why the largest and longest book in the Bible is a book of songs. They are called psalms and we have been and are going through the deepest, darkest, national stress of our lifetimes. Of the 150 psalms in this collection, the 23rd Psalm is the most popular and best known. It is only 118 words in English, but it is probably the most familiar 118 words in the hundreds of thousands of words that are found in the Bible.
We have a strong belief that what God wants to do in these days is not to weaken marriages, but to strengthen them. Not to weaken the bonds between parents and children, but to make stronger bridges. We both would tell all of you, “Don’t waste this time.” See this as a God-given opportunity to get closer to your spouse, closer to your children and do all that you can to bring your family closer to God.