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Journey with us as we follow Jesus and the disciples on the last leg of the road to the cross.
From John 17:6-25. We often ask others to pray for us and it is always encouraging to hear that they do. However, the reality that Jesus Christ is praying for us…now that takes encouragement to another level! Take heart friends, Jesus is praying for you.
From John 16:5-16. While on their final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus reassured the disciples by saying, “You will not be alone because I am sending the Holy Spirit.” Sometimes our circumstances leave us feeling worried, confused, or even alone. But Jesus still speaks – you are never alone. The Spirit of God is always present with the people of God, comforting and guiding us.
We are glad to have had Pastor Dale Beaver of Christian Fellowship Church in Evansville, IN as our special guest this week. Pastor Beaver has served at CFC for the past 10 years and prior to that was a chaplain on the NASCAR race circuit. He will share with us insight from scripture and his own life experiences on living in faith in Christ during your young adult years.
From John 15:1-17. Food and water are absolutely essential ingredients for physical life. However, when it comes to spiritual life, there is another essential ingredient. Jesus teaches in John 15 that in order to “stay alive” you must “remain in the vine,” because “I am the vine and you are the branches.”
We resumed our Life in the Kingdom series with a message from Josiah called “The Lost Sons” on the parable Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson called “the greatest story ever told.” Join us as we consider the transforming truth that Jesus’ Prodigal Son parable displays about our basis for relationship with God.
John 11:21-27. Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus to come and help their brother, Lazarus, but Jesus did not come until it seemed there was no hope left. Do we trust Jesus when he doesn’t come through as we expect?
Bad weather last week forced us to postpone the marriage panel, but don’t worry, we got it covered. Josiah assembled a great panel of couples to discuss love and marriage, respond to questions and give their insights into relationships.
Why did Jesus curse the fig tree when it wasn’t the season for figs? Why did Jesus clear the temple of the moneylenders, dove sellers, and those who used these services–services which were necessary for some to worship at the temple? To what does Jesus point us in these stories?