This week we hear from Jerry Williams. Jesus came to bring life to His people. He came to establish His Kingdom and make it available to us. Our job as His people is to have the same atmosphere in our minds and hearts that is in heaven and to bring those around us into an experience with Him. John 1:1-5; Mark 1:14
This week, John Bower, John Kaserman and Joshua Flynt gave an update on the building process. John then teaches on some biblical principles about giving and our hope in God to provide.
Peter Louis teaches us on the righteousness of God that we have in Jesus Christ. Our old nature was done away with and our new divine nature as children of God is being formed within us until the day we see Jesus face to face. As children of God, our identity is no longer slaves of sin, but slaves of righteousness. 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Peter 1:4, John 1:12-13, 1 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 3, Luke 15, Genesis 3:7.
Peter lives in Lake Highlands with his wife, Kristi, and three children. He leads Braveheart Ministries. Peter is passionate about seeing the Church mature into her identity as the redeemed, powerful, spotless Bride of Jesus Christ. He longs to raise up a generation that would wholeheartedly believe the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe.
This week Justus Murimi talks from Exodus on God's desire to show off his power in our lives like he did with the Israelites before the Red Sea. Exodus 14:10-14
This Sunday Pastor John preached on union with Christ. We are eternally secure in Jesus because we are predestined in Christ, we've been crucified with Christ, raised with Christ and will ultimately be adopted through Christ (Ephesians 1:3-8; John 19:30; Hebrews 10:12-14; Ephesians 2:4-6; 1 John 1:3).
In light of the tragic week in Dallas and in America, Pastor John leads us to the opening words of The Lord's Prayer. Jesus teaches us the unifying and humbling principal that God is "Our Father". This shows us that we both need one another and that we have been brought into a new family where every wall of division has been destroyed in our collective acceptance in Jesus. (MATTHEW 6:9)
This week Pastor John taught on the Trinity - That there is one God and He eternally exists as three persons. Knowing we are made in the image of the Triune God demonstrates that we are wired for relationship because our God is eternally relational in His nature. Because our God is eternally secure in joy and love, we now stand eternally secure in relationship with Him (Romans 5:1-2; Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:18-20; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5; John 17:13-24).
Youth and Community Group Pastor, Justus Murimi, encourages our church to seek and desire the presence of God. Exodus 33:12-19, Psalm 105:4, Psalm 100:4, Romans 8:12-17.
This Sunday John continued our series on Identity by looking at who God is. God is spirit, fire, light and love. As we encounter His presence we are changed and leave with a greater understanding of who we are (John 4:24; Hebrews 12:28-29; 1 John 1:5; 1 John 4:8).
This past Sunday we started our sermon series on Identity. Identity is not something that we form in isolation but cultivated in relationships. Our desire is for our family to know who God is, what He says about us and experience His presence to better understand our own identity as sons and daughters. (Acts 4:13; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; 1 John 4)