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Nov 10, 2013
Perfect Patience
Series: general
James instructs his readers to allow patience to “have its perfect work,” but what does that mean?  In this message, we look at how to remain steadfast in trials, the effect of perfected patience in our lives, and how it will lead to maturity, wholeness, and blessing.
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  • Nov 10, 2013Perfect Patience
    Nov 10, 2013
    Perfect Patience
    Series: general
    James instructs his readers to allow patience to “have its perfect work,” but what does that mean?  In this message, we look at how to remain steadfast in trials, the effect of perfected patience in our lives, and how it will lead to maturity, wholeness, and blessing.
  • Nov 3, 2013Our Father
    Nov 3, 2013
    Our Father
    Series: general
    In our relationship with God, we project upon Him the failures and inadequacies of our natural fathers.  If our father was aloof or absent, we may see God as disinterested in our lives.  If our father was abusive, verbally or physically, we may see God as judgmental and impatient.  In contrast, the Bible teaches us that our heavenly Father loves and values us because we are His children.  And unlike man, He does not change His mind!
  • Oct 27, 2013Waiting On The Promise
    Oct 27, 2013
    Waiting On The Promise
    Series: general
    Waiting on God in our lives can be intimidating and lonely.  It is easy to isolate ourselves and become impatient, giving up just before God’s promise if fulfilled.  We must recognize that while God will always fulfill His promises, He does so according to His predetermined timing.  He is never a moment early, but always right on time.
  • Oct 20, 2013Our Expectation Vs. God’s Reality
    Oct 20, 2013
    Our Expectation Vs. God’s Reality
    Series: general
    Right Perspective Christian Stock ImagesThe followers of Christ who gathered with Him just before His ascension were expecting Him to restore Israel as a kingdom and deliver them from the tyranny of the Roman government.  Their expectations were quickly shattered when Jesus told them it was not their place to know the Father’s timing.  God’s reality was so much larger; He planned to change the world!
  • Oct 6, 2013A Prepared Defense
    Oct 6, 2013
    A Prepared Defense
    Series: general
    Morning Devotions Christian Stock ImageIn this message, we look at the Apostle Peter’s instruction to believers to “always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.”  In order for Christians to properly live out this command, they must first know what they believe and why they believe it.
  • Sep 29, 2013Flee from sin and pursue peace
    Sep 29, 2013
    Flee from sin and pursue peace
    In 1 Peter 3:8-12, the Apostle Peter provides us with four principles we can apply to our lives, which will result in a fulfilling life as a believer. In this week’s message, we look at the principle “Flee from sin and pursue peace.”  In order to flee from sin we must first understand the temptation we face is custom tailored for us and is a direct result of our personality, environment, experiences, and past sins.  Secondly, we must recognize sin is a process and not a spontaneous act.
  • Sep 22, 2013Let your speech before others be pure and truthful
    Sep 22, 2013
    Let your speech before others be pure and truthful
    In 1 Peter 3:8-12, the Apostle Peter provides us with four principles we can apply to our lives, which will result in a fulfilling life as a believer. In this week’s message, we look at the principle “Let your speech before others be pure and truthful.”  Our speech is a reflection of who we truly are on the inside.
  • Sep 15, 2013Do Not Seek Revenge
    Sep 15, 2013
    Do Not Seek Revenge
    Abstract Ink Splash Shining CrossIn 1 Peter 3:8-12, the Apostle Peter provides us with four principles we can apply to our lives, which will result in a fulfilling life as a believer. In this week’s message, we look at the principle “Do not Seek Revenge.” The Apostle instructs us to not seek revenge and then he elevates the principle by echoing the command of Jesus to bless those who would be our enemies.
  • Sep 8, 2013Living in Unity with other Believers
    Sep 8, 2013
    Living in Unity with other Believers
    UnityIn 1 Peter 3:8-12, the Apostle Peter provides us with four principles we can apply to our lives, which will result in a fulfilling life as a believer. In this week’s message, we look at the principle of “Living in unity with other believers.” The Apostle instructs us to live in unity with other believers and then provides the steps necessary to develop and maintain that unity.
  • Sep 1, 2013Because of Whose We Are
    Sep 1, 2013
    Because of Whose We Are
    Series: general
    In this message on 1 Peter chapters two and three, we learn God has declared us a chosen generation, a royal priest hood, a holy nation, and a special people. As a result, we are to live before an unbelieving world in a manner which reflects Christ to those around us. Peter focuses specifically on the believer’s conduct before civil authority, an unjust employer, and an unbelieving spouse.