Contributed on Mar 8, 2022
What fills you up? What do you strive hardest to acquire? Jesus is truly the bread of life that meets all our needs.
* Introduction to Lenten season * Our understanding of Lent is likely limited to knowing people who give up something for the season or don’t eat meat on Fridays. * Season of preparation for Easter - the resurrection * A time to reflect on Christ and His sacrifice so that when we come to Good ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2022
What does it look like to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow Jesus?
[IMAGE] Philippine Passion Play - practice of literally crucifying people (voluntarily). The practice began in 1962 after a popular play about Jesus’ death. One man, Ruben Enaje, (as of 2019) had been hung on a cross 33 times. Many men and women have voluntarily submitted to temporary crucifixion ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2022
Is the amount we contribute the measure of a generous life? Jesus says, "no."
A Generous Life lanny smith 2022 Lent / Generosity; Gift / Luke 21:1–4 • Spring cleaning here in my office & at home. • Maybe you would find as many pennies as we did! • Bag o’ pennies from my desk. • Common theme during the season of Lent is generosity. • Generosity is based on an ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2022
Are your feet beautiful? They are when they carry us out into the world with the good news.
Let’s talk about shoes. Guess Those Shoes by showing images on the screen. We have unique tastes. Do people recognize us by our shoes? How about our faith? Using the pattern set by Jesus to describe being sent into our world with the good news. ? Two By Two Mark 6:7 NLT 7 And he called his twelve ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2022
Actions speak louder than words. What do yours say?
Words and Deeds lanny smith 2022 Lent / Psalm 23; Matthew 26:6–13 • Proverbial statements: • Talk is cheap. • Actions speak louder than words. • Our experiences tell us these statements carry a lot of truth. • It is critical that disciples of Jesus have words and deeds that are congruent. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2022
It's Palm Sunday and the crowd is shouting for Jesus to become King and save them. Do they understand what they're asking for?
Glorify the Lord 2022 Lent / Genesis 37:1–11; Luke 19:29–40; John 12:12–19 • Intro • Palm Sunday - A tradition well over 1600 years old. • A Christian pilgrim in Jerusalem around 380 wrote that he saw local Christians descending from the mount of Olives waving palm fronds. • By 1200 AD the ...read more