Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Key Verse: Luke 10:25-29
One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?”
The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!”
The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Quote: "We are often tempted to try and only love people when it’s convenient. Love those we find "attractive". Love those who are easier."
Big Idea: Our relationship with Jesus is the most important one and He should be leading the way.
Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
This Wednesday students and adults will be joining together to hear a message on Fear preached by Tony Nolan.
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
We were designed by God with 3 different types of love within us. The Bible presents them in a specific order. Each builds on the next. You cannot have #3 without #2. And you can't have #2 without first having #1.
1. Raya (pronounced 'rye yah') is a basic fundamental friendship. 2. Ahava is a strong commitment type love, as in marriage, a joining of two persons. 3. Dod which means a physical interaction aka sex
See we get it backwards. We think sex/attraction first and we'll see if it turns into something. But thats not how God intended it. Its not how we were designed.
Ultimately sex or dod is a uniquely spiritual act, requiring friendship and commitment type loves to truly be done right. And when done wrong, it leads to loneliness and emptiness.
A Few Questions:
Why is it so crucial to have a fundamental relationship and commitment with someone before becoming physically involved?
Why is it so easy to get this whole 'love thing' wrong? How do we mess it up on the regular?
So we've messed up a bit, how do we get back to the way God designed us to be? What steps can we take right now to be more in line with God's design for love?
New Series Starts Wednesday, February 14th 2018.
In this series we will discuss the various topics surrounding relationships. We will be answering questions like:
"How are we treating other people?"
"Where does Jesus fit in our relationships with others?"
"Should Christians practice dating... and what does that look like?"
Mark 12:30-31 (NLT)
And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”