Pastor Scott continues in his sermon series The Story. It was a sad moment in history for God's chosen people. But, despite God's judgement on His people for rejecting Him, He remained faithful to the promises He had made, and His plans will never fail!
Before the Bible ever came to be, God appointed spokesmen and women to communicate His word and His will to people. They were called prophets. In this message, Pastor Scott walks us through the highlights (and lowlights) of the prophet Elijah. Believe it or not, there's a lot we can learn from his story!
Ever followed bad advice? We've all been there and paid the price. Even a rich and powerful king in the Bible followed terrible advice and it fractured his kingdom in two. Our families today can also be fractured by following the wisdom of this world instead of God's wisdom. How do we get God's wisdom? In today's message, Pastor Scott shows us from the Bible how we can get God's wisdom and apply it to our lives!
If God ever granted you one request, what would it be? There are a lot of things that come to mind. But, would wisdom even make the top 10? It was for King Solomon who had just taken over for his Dad as king of Israel. God honored Solomon's request, and even today, Solomon is known as the wisest of all people in history! God still offers wisdom to anyone who humbly seeks it today. In this message, we'll see how to seek the wisdom from God that we so desperately need.
Why is it that when things are going well in our lives, and we are enjoying smooth sailing, that we often find ourselves making poor choices and suffering through the consequences? And, it's nothing new. King David was a "man after God's own heart". And yet, even he made bad choices that brought devastating consequences upon himself and his family! In this message, Pastor Scott points out some key lessons we can learn today from David's life that will help us avoid our own bad choices and consequences.
For many years, God's chosen people Israel had lived without a need for a king. The only Ruler they had needed was God Himself. But now, after finally moving into the land God had promised them, they were asking for a human king. It seemed like a harmless and reasonable request since all the other nations around them had their own kings. But, it would only be a few centuries before Israel's kings would lead them to their destruction and defeat through poor choices and idolatry. Even today, God wants to be the only King of His followers and we make a big mistake by not giving Him His rightful place in our lives!
The Story continues with the amazing story of Naomi, Ruth & Boaz. God's plan to send a Redeemer through which all people could be saved intersects with these 3 unlikely people long ago. It is an amazing story that ultimately leads to the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for us all!
When you think of courage, what comes to mind? The lion in the Wizard of Oz, or maybe the Marines raising the flag on Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima during WW2? When it comes right down to it, we all want to be courageous. It's just that, sometimes the obstacles are so great and the odds are so overwhelming, that we can't even imagine a victory! This is the challenge God's people faced when they were told to go into the promised land and take possession of it way back in early Bible times. What things had they learned through all the years of wandering that led to one victory after another against overwhelming odds? Amazingly, the things they learned are the same things we need to remember today when facing life's challenges. Pastor Scott reveals those things as he continues with the series "The Story."
It's a Family Gathering service! Our kids help us learn how complaining is not what God wants from His people!
What comes to mind when you hear the words, "The 10 Commandments"? Stone tablets, lightning bolts from heaven, a smoking mountain, Charlton Heston? A lot of things come to mind, right? Some good, some bad. But, whatever you think about them, the 10 Commandments are important, and God wants us to know why He gave them and how they might apply to us today. Pastor Scott continues in the series entitled "The Story."