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In your relationship with Jesus, who’s the boss? This Sunday at White Pine, we will be studying together a passage of Scripture (Mark 1:14-45) in which Jesus acts kind of, well, bossy. But this passage also teaches us things about Jesus that make His authority attractive rather than offensive. I hope you will listen to…
Which do you find harder to believe: that Jesus was 100% God or that He was 100% human? If both are true, then Jesus is not just worthy of adoration; He is also worthy of imitation. We are going to see how Jesus the Man faced the very same kind of temptations we face, because…
Being a Christian is not about embracing a religion or affirming a creed. It’s not about conforming to a code or belonging to a club. No, being a Christian is about following a person–Jesus. So how well do you know Jesus? We are embarking on a quest to know Jesus as He really is, through…
Imagine standing before God and hearing Him say, “Now, let’s talk about the spiritual gift I gave you….” Do you smile or shudder when you think about what He would say next?
We’ll study together those passages of Scripture that tell us how to use our gifts in ways that please the One to whom we are accountable.
No series on spiritual gifts would be complete without a message on which gifts should be left off the list. Everyone agrees that gifts like encouragement, service and mercy are still being given by the Spirit of God, but what about tongues? Prophecy? Healing? If you’ve heard of these gifts, I’ll bet you have an…
What’s your superpower? I know you’re no superhero, but if you are a Jesus-follower, you are supernaturally gifted. I hope to help you discover the gift God has implanted in you and how to best use it to channel His love and power.
There’s a reason why athletes and actors thank all those people you’ve never heard of when they win an award. It’s because they know that without a behind-the-scenes team, they would never achieve the success that makes them famous. They are merely the tip of an iceberg of talent.
Christ’s church has that same mix of center-stage and backstage people who together accomplish what no one could accomplish alone. We are going to pull back the curtain and celebrate those unsung heroes who give so much of themselves to help others find and follow Jesus.
Can you believe that God wants to use you like no one else?
It’s true. Your heavenly Father created you, and Christ redeemed you, and the Holy Spirit has equipped you to share His love with others in a totally unique way.
I hope to help you begin a discovery process that will lead to you being used by God like never before.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth once said, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”
We smile because there is nothing quite like talking about other people, especially if it’s juicy. The problem is that it kills relationships and damages everyone involved, including you.
So how do we discuss issues and others in a way that makes life better? Listen as we study the discipline of building each other up. Who knows, maybe I’ll slip and say something that you can talk about over lunch. Kidding…don’t do that!
Very few of us make it through life without at some point being hurt deeply by others. Perhaps that’s because we, as Christians, are being conformed to the likeness of Christ, and we can only become like Him by experiencing what He experienced.
We are going to see how Jesus treated those who hurt Him so that we will know how to treat those who hurt us. For a sneak preview, read John 13!