Archive for August, 2010

Basic Discipline #6: Selfless Serving – Follow the … Server?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

God clearly highlights the greatness of serving by drawing our attention to several that served well. Then God encourages us to submit to them – help the helpers!

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#3): 16 Ways to Respond to Lust

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

The Bible gives us great hope for spiritual victory over illicit lust. In fact, over and over again God’s Word gives us clear teaching that we can escape the trap of lust through the freedom we have in Christ Jesus! In this study, we look at the first 8 of 16 ways God teaches us to respond to lust in order to have the life that God intended – a life serving Him rather than a life enslaved to our passions.

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#2): Ways We Are Tempted

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

In order to become a fruitful disciple, we have to have the right perspective on pleasure, its lure by lust, and its results. In this study we briefly examine our three key enemies: (1) the world; (2) the flesh; and (3) the devil. Then we look at the three major avenues through which we are tempted:  (1) the lust of the eyes; (2) the lust of the flesh; and (3) the pride of life.

Basic Discipline #6: Selfless Serving – What Is Serving?

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Before we get too far into how we are to serve well, we take a quick look at a “baker’s dozen” list of ways to serve. Though it is definitely not an exhaustive list, it does give us a good (and sometimes surprising) idea of what it means to serve.

Becoming Fruitful Disciples: Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#1)

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Luke 8:14 indicates that Christ’s followers can be drawn off course by the pursuit or lure of illicit pleasure (or simply a primary focus on what pleases us). We begin our look at what the Bible has to say about this destructive practice of “loving pleasure more than loving God.”

Basic Discipline #6: Selfless Serving – Down Is Up

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

God, the Giver of Life and the Ultimate Judge, gives a completely different measure of greatness than what people think today. The way up is …. DOWN!

God’s Plan for Your Success (Deuteronomy 8:1-20) – Part 2

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We continue to look at God’s work with Israel, and how His working relates to us. We look at 5 warnings of God that are for our good.

Basic Discipline #6: Selfless Serving – Why? (6 Reasons)

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We look at six reasons for serving others selflessly. Ample reason to serve!

God’s Plan for Your Success (Deuteronomy 8:1-20) – Part 1

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

God’s dealings with Israel are very applicable for us today. God is deeply involved in our lives bringing us through hardship and difficulty “to bring us good in the end.” We first look at the promises of God – promises that may surprise you!