Sunday, December 30, 2018

Peace On Earth

Listen to "Peace On Earth" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 12-24-18

Peace on earth—peace that creates inner stillness despite holiday hyperactivity, peace that blankets warring factions when they seek common ground, peace that alleviates fear in the face of overwhelming challenges—seems to be in short supply these days. But the promise of peace on earth proclaimed by angels on that first Christmas night is still available today.

How to Have a Merry Christmas

Listen to "How to Have a Merry Christmas" by Josh Sibert, Sunday, 12-23-18

Are you tired of hearing "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays"?  Others may be looking forward to a holly, jolly Christmas, but for you, this is shaping up to be a blue, blue Christmas.  It may be because of whom you have lost or what you don't have, or it may be for reasons you don't fully understand, but for you, finding joy right now is a challenge.

I'm not going to promise that you will be transformed into a person full of Christmas cheer like Scrooge after his Nightmare before Christmas, but with this Sunday's message, you will be encouraged, and you will learn some practical tips on how to minimize sadness and have a merrier Christmas than your circumstances predict.

Notes and Discussion Questions - How to Have a Merry Christmas

Notes and Discussion Questions, "How to Have a Merry Christmas" by Josh Sibert

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Proof Positive

Listen to "Proof Positive" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 12-16-18

Do you think God wants you to know, before you die, whether or not you are going to heaven?

Ask the apostle John that question, and you won't get a one-word answer; you'll get a five-chapter book. His purpose for writing the book we've been studying for the past two months is to give Christians confidence about their eternal destiny.

This Sunday we will study together 1 John 4:13 - 5:13, and if you join us you'll know exactly where you stand with God.

Notes and Discussion Questions - Proof Positive

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Proof Positive" by Greg Sidders

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Johnny One Note

Listen to "Don't Get Duped" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 12-09-18

Jesus had a nickname for the apostle John, and so do I.

To Jesus, he was a Son of Thunder. But to me, he's Johnny One Note. That's because he repeats himself more than any other New Testament writer. In fact, sometimes the book of 1 John sounds like a broken record.

The question is, why did the Spirit of God inspire John to keep repeating himself? Might it be because He knew how thick the skulls of his readers would be? No doubt you have already heard what John will be repeating to us in 1 John 4:7-12. But how well have you been listening? I pray you'll listen with ears to hear, again, Johnny's one note.

Notes and Discussion Questions - Johnny One Note

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Johnny One Note" by Greg Sidders