Posts from February 2019

Posts from February 2019

February 28, 2019

What do I do when the situation isn’t what I expected? There are a lot of times when life’s circumstances don’t make sense. Sometimes it’s when things go bad. Other times it’s when God’s plan isn’t seeming to match up with mine. Even worse other times things happen that we assume we’ll never know the reason for and we can’t understand why they’re happening.  …

February 27, 2019

What do we do when God brings unexpected people into our lives? I want to start by saying Proverbs is full of verses about being wise about the people we allow into our lives to influence and carry weight in our decision making. So there is a time a place to distance ourselves, to maybe find some space, and to get healthier relationships. Here is the problem with that.…

February 26, 2019

What do we do when God calls us to a place we wouldn’t expect? God called Phillip to leave Jerusalem and go to this random place on the road in the desert because that’s where he wanted him. It didn’t make sense, you wouldn’t think God would want him there, but Phillip still hears God sending him that way.  What should he have done? Phillip wasn’t the first person God…

February 25, 2019

This week we’re going to be looking at what God does when he moves you into something unexpected. Before we dig into any of the text from this week and before we take a deeper look, the one thing we have to remember is that God is doing something amazing in your life. Whether you see it or not, God is working. He has a plan and a purpose for you. In Proverbs it says that…

February 22, 2019

They were devoted to evangelism.   When you have something amazing happen you can’t help but share it. When something noteworthy happens you want to share that with others. You want to talk about it with them and you can’t help but let that excitement overflow into every area of your life. You bring it up during lunch. You talk to all your friends about it. It comes…

February 21, 2019

They were devoted to worship.   The early church spent a great deal of time praying, singing, and worshipping God in all different forms. They wanted their lives and their actions to be set apart for his work so they were constantly seeking his face through worship.   Often times, in our hurry to get things done for Jesus, we completely forget about Jesus. We…

February 20, 2019

They were devoted to each other.   The early church was devoted to each other. They knew church was not a building and it wasn’t a service but it was the people who had decided to give their lives over to following Jesus. Jesus was the uniting factor among them and thus, they were devoted to each other. Past wrongs meant nothing, preferences went out the window, and…

February 19, 2019

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teachings The early church was devoted to the truth. They were “truth police”, but they had such a hunger and longing to know God’s will and work in their lives that they couldn’t help but talk about it. They didn’t have a Bible yet so they would sit among the leaders of the church and spend hours asking…

February 18, 2019

There was something special about the early church. They were unique. They had this aura about them that people couldn’t help but want to be around. They carried this contagious joy made people want more of their presence. Even the religious leaders who wanted to ruin the church movement were blown away by the way the church had made such an impact on them.   This…

February 15, 2019

Victory   Ultimately we’ve got victory. Ultimately, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.   That’s a beautiful but frightening picture. Some people, though they have heard the gospel, though we’ve shown them love and grace, they will go to grave being stubborn. That doesn’t mean they won’t confess him. That…

February 14, 2019

He has given us a plan.   The task before us is a massive one. It’s not a task any one person could ever achieve on their own. That’s what makes this part so important. Jesus didn’t just throw out the goal and say now go do it. He gave us a plan. He gave us a way to make it happen. And it all starts at home.   Jesus told them, you will be my disciples in…

February 13, 2019

He gave us purpose.   Most often when people think of Christians they think of moral superiority. They think about the people who are well put together, who have no issues, and who don’t struggle with any real issues. They are good people who do good things. It’s a faith summed up by how good you are.   What I love about this passage is the purpose it…
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