Sunday, February 10, 2008

God's Goals: Mercy - Matthew 18:21-35

We all know we’re supposed to forgive, but why? And how much? And who? When Peter comes to Jesus with these questions, he responds with what can seem like a simple answer and with a parable. Together these answer the questions and show us that mercy is an attitude, not an account.
  • An Attitude - v21-22
  • We Give - v23-27
  • We Receive - v28-31
  • An Ultimatum - v32-35

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Audio - 19 Years of Balance

Video - 19 Years of Balance

The church exists for a number of reasons, but they all focus on relationships - the relationship between God and his people, the relationship that exists between those people and the relationship they have with those outside the church. Jesus confirmed this when he was asked about the greatest commandment. In order for a church to survive, it must find a balance between and within these relationships. Who better to ask about these relationships than those people who live them out on a daily basis?
  • Worship
    • Sing and Serve - Matthew 4:10
  • Edification
    • Know and Do - 1 Peter 2:5
  • Fellowship
    • Work and Play - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • Evangelism
    • Reaping and Sowing - Matthew 13:1-30