Many of us have goals in life. Whether it is to graduate high school, land your dream job, or retire comfortably, everyone has a goal “destination” in sight. But when you come to Christ, you are given a new destination and a new means to get there.
NEW - New Destination study guide
Our society identifies a person by many different things. It could be your job. It could be your stage of life (parent, young married, retiree). It could be the country of origin for your family. But for those who are Christ followers, they are now identified by something else.
NEW - New Identity study guide
When you become a Christian you become a part of God’s family. God is now your father and the people of God are now your brothers and sisters. How does that work out practically? How do we live with family that is not Christian? How do we live with this new family in the church? These are the questions we hope to answer this week.
NEW - New Family study guide
When you become a Christian you become a new person. This is symbolized by baptism but emphasized by Jesus many times in the scriptures. The old person is dead and gone but who is this new person? What characteristics does this new person have? How does this new person live? These are the questions we answer from God’s Word this week.
NEW - New Life study guide
What is the big deal with Easter? Is it more than candy for kids and a reason to get together with loved ones? We at the church believe that it is more than that. On Easter we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus. It is very important to a Christian that Jesus truly rose from the dead. We will look into the reasons why it is important to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead this Easter Sunday. Join us!
Resurrected Savior - There is no study guide this week. This week's sermon is a standalone sermon for Easter. May your reflection on Jesus' resurrection bring you hope and peace this week!
Onesimus has broken the law. He has robbed his employer Philemon. Onesimus deserves to be punished. Onesimus deserves to be executed for his crimes. But Paul pleads for Philemon to show mercy to Onesimus. The reason for this mercy is the gospel itself.
LETTERS FOR LIVING - The Outstanding Debt study guide
The New Testament is full of examples that we are called to follow. In John’s third letter, he actually tells the church not to follow a certain person, Diotrephes’ example. It turns out that Diotrephes is actually inhibiting the work of the church and the work of the gospel. In John’s third letter, he tells us how to respond to people like that and who we should imitate.
LETTERS FOR LIVING - Imitating Who? study guide
Dr. Kent Edwards
Love is a characteristic that should be the foundation for any church. What does that love look like? Who teaches us that love? These are the things that John covers in this letter to the church.
LETTERS FOR LIVING - Bubble Wrap study guide
If you have been saved by God, you are different. You are changed. Remember that. Remember who you once were and who you are now. Remember what God has done in your life. Live these truths out. This is the plea from Paul in Titus three.
LETTERS FOR LIVING - Gospel Transformation study guide
What does it look like to model the gospel in community? In chapter two of Titus, Paul gives Titus specific instructions on how to live counter culturally. These were important for the first century church and are relevant for the church in 2019 as well.
LETTERS FOR LIVING - Gospel Communities study guide
How much should a church look like the culture in which it is doing ministry? This is the question that many churches ask when they engage in ministry strategies. Problems occur when churches don’t ask this question and end up assimilating with the sin that is present in a culture. That is what was happening in Crete in 66 AD. Paul sent Titus to Crete to remind the churches in Crete that they were called to model the gospel by living in the culture, but living in a way that showed the love of God. This was relevant in 66 AD and is relevant in 2019. Are we living a life that ministers the gospel or do we look just like the culture?
LETTERS FOR LIVING - Gospel Culture study guide
Can we really have joy all the time? What does it look like to be content in times of need? In the conclusion of his letter, Paul shows us what it looks like to be a Christ-follower who does not base their joy on their situation.
RADICAL JOY - Joy In All Seasons Study Guide
Are you anxious for what is happening in your world right now? Are you having conflict with someone? How are you supposed to deal with that? In this section Paul encourages us a final time with his practical wisdom on the matter.
RADICAL JOY - Live It Study Guide
Have you ever finished a really long race? Maybe it was a 10k or a half-marathon. When you were trying to motivate yourself to finish it, did you look back to where you previously where or did you look forward? In this chapter Paul reminds us to look forward to what God has in store for us who finish the race.
RADICAL JOY - Press On Study Guide
Do you ever wish that you had someone to show you how to do spiritual things? Your Christian walk, like most things in life would benefit if someone was modeling spiritual essentials to you. In this section, Paul gives us good examples to follow.
RADICAL JOY - Learn By Example study guide