Sunday, January 28, 2018

Power Surge

Listen to "Power Surge" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 1-28-18

We live in an age of medical "miracles". So much of what used to be incurable is now treated with remarkable success. But what should we do when we are told that "there is nothing more we can do"? That may be a hypothetical question for you right now, or it might be an urgent one.

I believe Mark 9:14-29 provides answers that are as relevant today as they were in the ancient world. From this passage we are going to learn how to access the healing power of God when it's all we have left.

And if you happen to need that power right now, we'll do everything we can to help you get it.

Notes and Discussion Questions - Power Surge

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Power Surge" by Greg Sidders

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Dot & The Line

Listen to "The Dot & The Line" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 1-21-18

Is following Jesus all it's cracked up to be?

Honestly, has your Christian life turned out to be what you thought it would be when you opted in? If not--if you have experienced disappointment or disillusionment as a disciple--you have probably heard the tempting whisper, "Why not opt out?"

The passage we will study together this Sunday at White Pine will explain why suffering is part of salvation, and, more importantly, it will remind us why it's still worth it to follow Jesus, painful though it may be at times. I pray that Mark 8:31 - 9:13 will give you a second wind.

Notes and Discussion Questions - The Dot & The Line

Notes and Discussion Questions, "The Dot & The Line" by Greg Sidders

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stranger Than Fiction

Listen to "Stranger Than Fiction" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 1-14-18

How do you turn a man, great as he may be, into a god?

You start with facts, but then you mix in some fiction. A miracle here, a claim to deity there. You Photoshop your hero until he becomes superhuman.

This is what many people believe Christians have done to Jesus.  We have mythologized him into a Messiah--the kind of God we want and need.

But do historical documents support that theory, or do they have a compelling ring of truth?

This Sunday at White Pine, we're examine Mark 7:24 - 8:30 to see if the Jesus of the Bible is a man-made myth or the God-sent Messiah.

Notes and Discussion Questions - Stranger Than Fiction

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Stranger Than Fiction" by Greg Sidders

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notes and Discussion Questions - Majoring On The Minors

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Majoring On The Minors" by Greg Sidders

Majoring On The Minors

Listen to "Majoring On The Minors" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 1-7-18

A character in a Jodi Picoult novel said: "You can fool yourself, you know. You'd think it's impossible, but it turns out it's the easiest thing of all."

Easy, yes, but harmless? No. We are accountable to a God who sees us as we really are. How merciful of Him to purge us of self-deception and show us the condition of our heart. 

That's what the Spirit of God will do as we study Mark 7:10-23 this Sunday. It's a great way to begin a new year: With an accurate assessment of our need for God's grace.