He Is Risen!

He Is Risen!                                                      4-21-19 Bottom Line: Everything we believe and hope for completely depends on the reality of the resurrection. Introduction:  A. We all had times when we believed something but were wrong.  It’s part of learning and growing.    1. I knew the Cards game was on channel 35 – Donna said 37 FMW!  […]

Forgive One Another

Forgive One Another                                  4-14-19 Bottom Line: We must remove resentment from our heart if we seek a relationship with God. Introduction:  A. When Adam and Eve left the garden, they weren’t the new family in town!    1. They were the only family & there was no town!    2. Everything was starting from scratch! […]

Stick Together

Stick Together                         4-7-19   Bottom Line:  We cannot function as a family of God if we are not united in Christ. Introduction:  A. Even a negative lesson can be encouraging!    1. Last week’s lesson:  negative but positive about us    2. Always easy to see short-comings, but we have a lot to be thankful for […]

Don’t!

Don’t!                                                                        3-31-19 Bottom Line: “Don’ts” are simply a way of clarifying what we really should do. Introduction:  A. Everyone has a favorite Harry Potter movie.    1. If you could watch only one? Varies w/ mood. (List)    2. The first, all new, exciting discoveries for Harry! Intro to Hogwarts and the world of magic! […]

Encourage One Another

Encourage One Another                            3-24-19 Bottom Line:  We can not grow in Christ without caring about the spiritual growth of others. Introduction:  A. Have you ever resented someone else’s good fortune?    1. Win? Promotion? Success? Gift? Wealth? Talents?    2. Small children cry at some else’s birthday party!    3. Plots of many movies & […]

Help!

Help!                                                                         3-17-19 Bottom Line: God put us together in a church family to help each other. Introduction:  A. Our visit to Liverpool, England last Summer    1. Surprisingly pretty city – not what I expected    2. Biggest claim to fame?  The Fab Four  B. Still some of the best music ever written or performed. […]

Love One Another

Love One Another                                 3-10-19 Bottom Line:  Jesus is our focus and loving one another is our purpose. Introduction:  A. There are some things we don’t want to hear!    1. A celebrity we admire is really a jerk!    2. History has been taught inaccurately! (Columbus, Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Paul Revere, etc.)    3. The […]

Love One Another – short version

Love One Another                                    3-3-19 Bottom Line:  Jesus is our focus and loving one another is our purpose. Introduction:  A. There are some things we don’t want to hear!    1. A celebrity we admire is really a jerk!    2. History has been taught inaccurately! (Columbus, Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Paul Revere, etc.)    3. The […]

HOW TO: Greet One Another

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HOW TO: Greet One Another            2-14-19 Bottom Line:  Greeting with a holy kiss is the expression of a deeper, more important, principle of love. Introduction:  A. We live in a time of great confusion and division.    1. Exaggeration, generalization, & hyper-critical judging    2. Can’t agree on right or wrong; good verses bad…  B. […]

Visible Viable Values

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Visible Viable Values                             2-10-19 Bottom Line:  We either live by our values or we are hypocrites. Introductions:  A. We had another amazing Marriage Retreat!  B. We are all excited, renewed, and wish you were too!  C. Why did I go to the marriage retreat (I had to!)    1. I wanted to have fun and […]