Using an interview-style format, Pastor Bruce Plummer and Samuel Orlando discuss the disparity between the average American’s idea of poverty, and the reality of extreme poverty faced by 400 million children around the world. Orlando talks about his difficult childhood, which featured the loss of his father at age five. He then outlines how Compassion works through the local church to minister to needy children. Also discussed was the need for individuals to support this vital work by prayerfully considering sponsorship of children in Guatemala.
Today’s message considers a surprising priority of the Lord’s heart and intentions. Do we know how God thinks and what’s important to Him? We find all of that in the Scripture, so today’s study tells us something of what’s important to God Himself.
We’re in the middle of a series of messages on “Hope”, specifically, how we receive hope. Hope realized is an incredible joy, but there is a process to receive hope. This week we confirm three important requirements for receiving hope but add an important twist! All that is found in the story of a paraplegic.
Hope is not a wish, but instead, a solid, reliable expectation! There are keys to unlocking hope that can be found in a great miracle story of the Bible. In it, a blind man receives sight and his life is forever changed. What happened to him can happen to you, whether you can physically see or not! *Sermon notes are posted, but the sermon recording is unavailable! Our apologies!*
Good Friday is all about reflecting on the price that was paid for our restoration and freedom!
This is the second of three messages under the heading of “Undoing”, meaning, God’s ability to undo all those things that are tangled and messed up in life. Are there some rock solid principles that God uses to undo the past and build something wonderful in it’s place?
This the first of three messages in a series called “Undoing.” Have you ever gone too far? Have you ever been caught in a problem that you now can’t quite ever get out of? The solution is found in a Person, not a program!
Today’s message dovetails with last week’s when we discovered that God is good, even better than we think! Today we discover another, related part of His character that affects or should affect how we carry out our own lives.
In Romans chapter 12, there is a challenge offered and a description of how to answer that challenge. The challenge is to consider ourselves living sacrifices to God and calls that “reasonable service.” But how do we live as living sacrifices? In great part, it has to do with how we use what we’ve been given in concert with others.
This is the first of two messages taken from Romans chapter 12. It’s a “conclusion” chapter, in that it brings us to a “What do we do now?” moment after eleven chapters that explain what God has done for us. In this short section of God’s Word we find a call to radical commitment that just has to be answered!