March 28, 2021 – “Palm Sunday” – “When No One Understands Your Goal”

March 28, 2021

It is a terrible thing when no body seems to understand why you are doing what you are doing. From your point of view you know that your goal is clear and certain, but from where other people are standing they come to other conclusions. How do you handle that? Will the thoughts of others change your goal and what you think is so important? Jesus certainly faced that situation on Palm Sunday. What do you do when no one else understands your goal?

Read Genesis 6; Hebrews 11:7; 2 Corinthians 4:18

March 21, 2021 – “When It Looks Too Late For A Comeback”

March 21, 2021

Have you ever felt that way? You feel way behind and you are never going to catch up! One thing after another has gone wrong and there is no way that you feel like you are going to be successful. Most of us have been there, but not all of will call it quits and say “I’m done! It is over! I’m finished!” Are feeling like it is too late for a comeback, then today’s message is for you!

Read Acts 7:23-29; Exodus 3:1-14; Exodus 4:1-11

March 14, 2021 - “When You Feel Like Giving Up!”

March 14, 2021

Setbacks just keep right on sticking their ugly head into our lives and it can all be very discouraging and we may begin to feel like giving up. So today I am going to talk to you about discouragement! We are going to look at what a guy named Nehemiah did when things started to go the wrong way.

Read Nehemiah 4:6-12; Deuteronomy 25:18; Psalm 25:16; Psalm 119:25

March 7, 2021 — “The Surly Self: Losing Control”

March 7, 2021

Icy roads are dangerous because we can so easily lose control and crash. In order to stay safe, we have to learn how to maintain control of our vehicle. Join us for the final message in our four-part series designed to help you face the challenge of losing control. Practical stories and examples for your everyday life.

Read Proverbs 25:28, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Timothy 4:7, Luke 6:42, 2 Peter 1:3-8.

February 28, 2021 — “The Surly Self: Gimme Gimme”

February 28, 2021

Oh the things we want. As we grow up we become experts in rationalizing our efforts to gain things we want in this world. But what if we become addicted to those things? Join us for the third message in our four-part series addressing the challenge of self-indulgence. Of course, God has a few things to say. Plan on some slippery ice ahead. Will we hit a soft snowbank or solid ice?

Read Psalm 119:36, Matthew 23:25, 1 Corinthians 13:5, Galatians 5:20, James 3:16, Philippians 2:1-6.

February 21, 2021 — “The Surly Self: The Art of Self-denial”

February 21, 2021

Self-examination is healthy if it results in something good. But like the pain of healthy exercise leads to good things, self-denial is a painful but beneficial spiritual health requirement. Join us for the second message in our four-part series about the surly self. You don't want to miss the twists and turns of our deep winter subject.

Read Matthew 22:39, Ephesians 4:22-24, Colossians 3:9, Luke 9:23.

February 14, 2021 — “The Surly Self: Going Nowhere but Down”

February 14, 2021

If we were to discuss the subject of self condemnation, you might think we would be discussing talking down about ourselves. But this first message in our four-part series is about taking ourselves down. You'll find lots of food for thought and hope in the twists and turns of our deep winter self-examination.

Read Luke 9:23-25, Mark 14:30, Romans 2:5-8.

February 7, 2021 - “When A Setback Fills You With Fear”

February 7, 2021

How can I replace my fears with faith? Faith is what I need! Again and again we read in the Bible of angels coming to people to help them. Their first words usually were “Do not be afraid!” Setbacks can bring a lot of fear because they threaten your future. The Christmas story reminds us that our future is not threatened, and that is what we are going to talk about today…the Christmas story! You know the story!

January 31, 2021 - “When Others Keep Setting You Back”

January 31, 2021

Today we are going to look at Joseph! No, not Joseph as in Mary, but Joseph as in being the son of Jacob in the book of Genesis! You talk about have setbacks in life and about how other people were constantly being a setback to your goals, well, that is Joseph.

Read Genesis 37-50 for the full story, but if not read Gen 37:3-5; 18-20; 21-24; 26-28; 31-36. Now, don’t you want to read the rest?

January 24, 2021 - “When You Feel Emotionally Empty”

January 25, 2021

Today we will look at Israel as it went through a political change and a prophet who was struggling to deal with that change. The prophet’s name was Elijah! Elijah thought he was doing everything right and that God was supporting him, but he became emotionally drained and felt that God had abandoned him. He just wanted to die! God had other plans! When you feel like you could just die, God has other plans for you too!

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