Responses to Questions: Part 10

Responses to Questions: Part 10

Responses to 3 questions related to Giving:

  1. Please explain Matthew 6:22-23: “The eye is the lamp of the body…”

  2. Do we have to give every Sunday?

  3. Should the collected funds of the church be used for the needs of non-Christians or only toward Christians?

In Him We Live and Move and Have our Being (Acts 17:24-28)

In Him We Live and Move and Have our Being (Acts 17:24-28)

Your very being is contingent on God’s being. Every breath you take is a gift from Him. We explore the implications of this truth.

Loving Like Jesus

Loving Like Jesus

Our guest Bren White shares what it means to imitate Jesus in His love.

Engaging the World: Wheat, Mustard, and Leaven (Matthew 13:24-43)

Engaging the World: Wheat, Mustard, and Leaven (Matthew 13:24-43)

Jesus tells 7 parables about the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew 7. They are analogies using scenarios which take place in the here and now. We examine 3 in the middle of this chapter to see what they teach the followers of Jesus about our engagement with the world.

Isaiah and Jesus

Isaiah and Jesus

As part of a series of examining how each Bible book points to Jesus, we move into the prophets and see how this book brings together 2 very different pictures - a messianic king and a suffering servant.

Possessing the Vessel (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

Possessing the Vessel (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

In followup to a recent sermon on how our culture views sex, we explore the application of 1 Thessalonians 4, which calls upon us to possess our bodies in holiness and honor. We talk strategy for the sexual battlegrounds we face.

Teaching Through Song (Ephesians 5:15-21)

Teaching Through Song (Ephesians 5:15-21)

We sing to God. But we also sing to one another. We explore the effect of spiritual music on the memory, the conscience, and the heart.

As God Sees (1 Samuel 10:21-24)

As God Sees (1 Samuel 10:21-24)

Studies have shown we are generally more likely to trust the people we find attractive or have a “presence” about them. Those who “look the part” are more likely to receive our listening ears, our votes, our willingness to hire them, and our delegation of important roles to them. 1 Samuel highlights how the Israelites, including the prophet Samuel, fall into the trap of relying on the data their eyes are receiving. But God has a strong message about the reliability of our eyes in making value judgments. We explore and apply.