This week we refocused on the Kingdom. We looked at both the future hope of Christians along with the daily hope of Christ's sustaining grip. (Matthew 4:17; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Romans 8:18-25; Romans 5:1-5)
Peter Louis, of Braveheart Ministries, gives a pastoral teaching on our identity as children of God. According to God's creative design, He gives us two gifts to be fruitful and reign in life: an abundance of grace and a seed of righteousness. Peter gives 3 practicals to bearing fruit in every season. (Romans 5:17; John 15:8; Ephesians 5:29; John 5:39; Acts 10:44) *We apologize for losing the last 2 minutes of the message due to a recording issue.
You can learn more about Peter, his recent book publication and Braveheart Ministries here. You can also read a blog summary detailing all of the scripture passages and practicals from John Bower here.
Mark Heger concludes the Culture of the Kingdom series by addressing the topic of judgment.
In this sermon Mark Heger continues the series of the Culture of the Kingdom as he talks about Comfort. Using 1Corinthians 1:3-4, Mark describes why living an uncomfortable life is actually better for us and the people around us. When we are uncomfortable, God is able to comfort us and then He allow us to use that comfort in order to help comfort others.
This week Justus shares with us about the importance of love in the Kingdom. 1 John 4:7-21
This week Justus shares about Fear in the Kingdom of God. In the Kingdom of heaven there is no fear of man but instead a healthy fear of God. Joshua 1:1-9
This week Justus Murimi shared on patience as a part of the culture of the Kingdom. Reading from Joel 2:28 and Acts 2 we learn that before power there is a time of patience.
This week we were reminded of Jesus' desire to see His church, the body of Christ, bring about His kingdom and continue His work on the earth. A key component of how that happens is knowing that we are members of Christ's body and that we belong to one another. The Father gave Jesus a new body, the church, to minister to each other and to the world (Ephesians 4:25; Romans 12:5-6; 1 Corinthians 12:27; 1 Corinthians 14:1-3).
Forerunner Mentoring's Zach Garza uses Matthew 25:31-40 to discuss issues of race and poverty in our Lake Highlands community and how the solution to these issues start with us.
This week Associate Pastor, Justus Murimi, preached on racial reconciliation. The heart of the message was about being a people driven by a Heavenly vision. Ephesians chapter 2 gave us the background where we find in Christ, God has removed the dividing wall that separates us from Himself and from each other (Ephesians 2:1-22).