Monday, April 29, 2013

Notes and Discussion Questions: Why Church Matters

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Why Church Matters

Listen to, "Why Church Matters" by Greg Sidders Sunday 04-28-13

A Christian physician by the name of Paul Tournier once said: "There are two things we cannot do alone. One is to be married and the other is to be a Christian." 
Do you agree? Do you think Is it possible to follow Jesus well without being part of a church? I'll admit that sometimes I have been disappointed enough with other Christians to say that church is for the birds. But as imperfect as it is, there's something special, something indispensable, about the coming together of God's people.
I am going to make my case that church, with all its flaws, beats the alternative (no church), and you are going to decide whether it's worth it for you to make it a recurring calendar event.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Notes and Discussion Question: Prayer Myths

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Prayer Myths

Listen to, "Prayer Myths" by Greg Sidders / Sunday 04-21-13

Who taught you how to pray?

There are many factors that influence our thoughts and feelings about prayer, but perhaps none is  more significant than the source of our training. The best prayer coach, by far, is Jesus, and to whatever extent those whose prayers have shaped ours are out of alignment with His teachings, we have missed prayer at its best.
In this message, we're going to get re-aligned by remembering what Jesus had to say about prayer. I hope it will give you fresh motivation to talk to God, who loves to listen to the kind of prayers His Son taught us to pray.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Notes and Discussion Questions, "How To Read The Bible"

Notes and Discussion Questions, "How To Read The Bible" Turn by Turn Part 2 / Sunday 04-14-13

How To Read The Bible

Listen to, "Turn by Turn Part 2: How To Read The Bible" by Greg Sidders / Sunday 04-14-13

If you're someone who wants to follow Jesus, you know, instinctively, that the Bible can help you do that. But has your quest to glean truth from the Scriptures ever left you more frustrated than fulfilled?

What are the keys to deciphering what God has hidden on those holy pages? And how smart do you have to be to access spiritual truth?

I can assure you that you're plenty smart enough. In this message you're going to learn how to get from the Bible everything you need to navigate the challenges you are facing in your life right now.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Turn by Turn Part 1

What do Christians do

If your answer is a list, you may be missing the life God created you to live by a mile. But if you can find the Bible's refreshingly short answer to that question, you will be well on your way to a quality of life that eludes most people (perhaps even most Christians).

I'm excited to begin Turn By Turn this Sunday, because I think this series will help you navigate the route to a deeply satisfying spiritual life. Whether you've been on the Way for some time, or your journey is just beginning, I hope you'll join our caravan.