To get to witness our students passionately worshiping Jesus, taking steps and making commitments to trust and follow Christ, was amazing! One of the most encouraging things that comes from these type of events is the unity and community that is formed.
Author: Josh Argubright (Josh Argubright)
God promises that one is coming who will defeat and break evil's grip on humanity's heart. We see the promised one in the person of Jesus... and the cross is where King Jesus conquers evil by letting it conquer him. Jesus gains victory over the world through an act of self-giving love. The darkness that grips our hearts, the broken relationship with the Lord, and the works of our flesh was finished on the cross.
As the pinnacle of creation, humanity bears the image of the Creator. There is something life giving about this … an actual real sense of self and sense of worth – a feeling of value. This is where we find our identity.
Order of Worship February 28, 2021 Welcome and Call to Worship Song – “Ever Be” Song – “Good Good Father” Song – “Revelation Song” Communion Message, Pastor Josh Argubright Matthew 7:15-20 Matthew 7:15-20 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them...
The Golden Rule that Jesus taught is fundamentally different than any other philosophically teaching of its kind through history. What Christ taught was an action phrase that requires us to step into others lives. It is much easier to just not cause someone pain than in “everything” do them right. It is much easier to avoid than give, to isolate than surrender, to ignore than care. How can anyone truly implement this golden rule? – The answer of the gospel is that you must start with God – greatest command “love God and love people”– start with God
When your priorities align with scripture, and the Lord is your focus, many worries and anxieties can't compete.
The story of the wise men
In this next section of the sermon on the mount Jesus is calling his followers to a life of keeping our focus on the Father not on those around us.
Jesus people, followers of Christ are known by what they do to help the world flourish. When the Gospel impacts our lives, we IMPACT the world. We strive to be salty and to shine.
“We want to experience the victory without going through the battle”