Sunday, December 27, 2015
Introduction: Ecclesiastes explains the meaning of life and how it should be lived. The title of the book is interpreted to mean 'The Gatherer' or 'The Teacher'.
Transition: With godly wisdom, this book gives to us the "The Last Word" for how we should close 2015 and even how we should begin and live out 2016.
Exposition: Let's explore this last word in three movements...
1) Highly Reverence God (fear God)
This involves priority and humility
Reference...Isaiah 6:1-3 (attending him/covered their faces)
2) Positively Respond to God (and obey his commands)
This involves will and work
Reference...Genesis 12:1-6 (so Abram departed/he took...)
3) Individually be Responsible to God (for this is everyone's duty)
This involves discipline and determination
Reference...Genesis 6:9-22 (verse 22 "So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.")
Conclusion: verse 14 admonishes us by saying that "God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad." Let's live like God is watching. There is an authority to answer to for all of our actions!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
On Sunday 12/13, there was a senseless and shameful shooting in the neighborhood of our church. It claimed the life of an innocent 14 year old young lady. No longer does the church have the right to remain silent. This is the time for us to act immediately and aggressively, to #BeTheChange in our community! We pray for swift and strong justice for the actions of the shooters, conviction and salvation of their souls and for the family of Ta'shuntis Roberts, to find God's grace in the midst of their grief.
Don't miss this Sunday's message!!! Pastor Walker will dissect Judges 11:1-3 (verses 1-28). It's going to be a real, raw and relevant time of study, that will challenge us to #BeTheChange. This isn't the Sunday to miss!!!
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Next Sunday (12/13) in Cafe Grace at 10:45 a.m. you'll have the opportunity to question Pastor Walker on any subject! The goal is to help you grow beyond those puzzling aspects of your lives. You can bring your questions on Sunday, to ask pastor in the open session; email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message them to the church's page. We believe that this will be a healthy and helpful time of constructive conversation, that's going to bless your socks off! We'll see you next Sunday for Q&A!
-Recollection...they'll remind you of who you really are and not who you think or have portrayed
-Reconstruction...they'll help you exercise your faith and your gifts to prepare you for your destiny
Transition: The make up of your inner circle (those who are close to you in major moments) matters. Since the choice is yours, choose wisely...
1) We can help if you be quiet
2) We can help if you relax
3) We can help you keep the main thing, the main thing