Knowing God

Last week’s memory phrase: Seek peace and pursue it; This week’s memory phrase: Seek God and pursue Him. Isaiah 11 reveals what God’s chosen Messiah came to do for each and every one of us, as well as teach us a great deal about the nature and character of God. He is our source of […]

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Experiencing God’s Peace

Weekly Sermon 12-3-17 Christmas Presence Experiencing God’s Peace Pastor Mark Pitcher Advent 2017 – Isaiah 2:1-5 Advent simply means, coming; a time of preparation, anticipation, expectation and repentance. Through Advent 2017, Isaiah will be our guide. A phrase to memorize this week: Seek peace and pursue it, Psalm 34:14. Isaiah provides us with three steps […]

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Failing Forward

To become a fully devoted follower of Jesus, you will experience failure…the key is what you do with the failure, v. 37. Failure No. 1: The lack of power, vs. 37-45 There was a double tragedy here: The father and his son, Mark 9:17, 25; The disciples, Matthew 17:19-20; Mark 9:29. Failure No. 2: The […]

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The New Exodus

About eight days after Jesus said this, v. 28. Chapter 8: Jesus had His disciples in the boat where they experienced a number of power encounters. Chapter 9: Jesus had His disciples get out of the boat to activate their faith. Peter, John and James went with him and went up onto a mountain to […]

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Power Encounter

Power encounters are the clashing of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. Any system or force that must be overcome for the Gospel to be believed and received is a power encounter. Jairus, a ruler of the Synagogue, vs. 41-42. He was a recognized and respected leader of the community, a […]

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Power Encounter

Power encounters are the clashing of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. In Luke 8, there are four such encounters, and in each case, Jesus illustrates His power and authority over them. Across the lake from Galilee, v. 26: A demon-possessed man, v. 27; His description, vs. 27-29; What we learn […]

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Think on These Things

We need to…awaken the wonder of God; …possess the attitude of Christ; …access God’s view so we can see the big picture; …consider our daily actions and their impact and influence on all who we interact with; …align our goals with God’s goals.     Today we add one more component to the WOW Factor […]

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Keeping the Wonder Alive

If we want to activate the WOW Factor in our life, it begins with our attitude; possessing the attitude of Christ as illustrated by Paul in Philippians 2:1-4. His attitude clarifies our view so that we can begin to see the big picture. Here are a couple more things we can do to experience the […]

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The WOW Factor

What is needed today to bring fresh life into the church and to give us a platform to impact and influence our community is to awaken the wonder for our God. How do we do this? The letter of Philippians provides us with the answers. In these four short chapters, we learn about the WOW […]

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