This teaching focused on Leviticus 19:11. God’s message, loosely paraphrased, says, “I am HOLY. Here is my fence of favor: Do not steal and do not cheat the economic cycle by cheating others. I am the LORD your God!”
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Kicking off a five-week Economic Atheist series, Pastor Kevin (PK) posed the question, “Can you be a Christian and an Atheist?” atheist – someone who believes that there is no God. economic atheist – someone who believes (or behaves as if) there is no God over their personal finances
Consider: Indecision (in Truth?) Ingredients (in Test?)
Reasons why the Bible stands alone and how it’s confirmed.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
God is For you God is With you
Mistakes are part of the process and even in the most extreme mess-ups; something can be rendered from the art work. There is certain ‘forgiveness’ to art. Lewis Smedes writes: “Forgiveness is an art, maybe the most neglected of the healing arts. Forgiveness is the art of healing wounds inflicted by other people’s wrongs.”
David knew two key secrets to family life, and effectively smashed two elephants. David’s family was: Formed in Dependence on God, smashing the elephant of Driven-ness Focused on Giving, smashing the elephant of Getting
David learned some critical lessons which had positive implications in his parenting later on: Family mistakes are temporary unless we refuse to change Change to His Wisdom
This week we took a closer look at the impact David’s disobedience and dysfunction had on his family.
Let’s Be Candid: Every marriage knows seasons or cycles of Dissatisfaction Every marriage does not know ‘how to’ mature through Dissatisfaction Let’s Be Courageous: Marriage maturity starts/sustains with “No Options” (Optional thinking leads to optional living.) You cannot have 20 years of maturity in a 5 year marriage, but you can have 5 years of […]
Let’s be Candid: The strength of Family is tied to the strength of Self-Discipline! Let’s be Courageous: Healthy Family Life is High Affection/High Discipline!
Let’s be candid: Belonging to a family and belittling out of jealousy can’t co-exist. Let’s be courageous: Laugh at yourself instead of belittling others.
Let’s be Candid: Pretense: There is an elephant in the room and it’s become the family pet! Pretense Kills Family Life!! Let’s be Courageous: The Challenge: An elephant free family, not a problem free family. Confess Your Own Elephant!
Pastor Kevin Queen (KQ) showed us how the self-obsession birthed in the 70’s has been perfected in the 2000’s. What started as a fight for individualism and greater self-esteem has ended in narcissism and self-centeredness.
Intoxicated by Man’s Technology In the Information Age of the 90’s we were so inundated with information and infatuated with the power of technology that we lost insight into God’s order and values.
Intoxicated by Man’s Success and Stuff As our society learned to leverage the “more,” many became lost in the “more,” using work to justify neglect of the things that really matter.
Intoxicated by Man’s Psychology As psychology gave us the ability to explain ourselves, we also began to excuse ourselves.
Intoxicated by Man’s Philosophy As our society crossed lines of revelation, right and reason, we were tempted to believe that Freedom = Life without Lines.
In Matthew 7: 24-29, Jesus compares our lives to a house that either can be built on sand or on rock. We will experience different results when facing a storm according to where we have decided to build. Pastor Kevin (PK) used this parable from the Sermon on the Mount to point out three inconvenient […]
Pastor Kevin (PK) used Jesus’ teachings from The Sermon on The Mount in Matthew 6 to clarify the difference between convenience and simplicity, asking the question: “What if Simplicity, not Convenience, is the secret to a life of MORE?”
Pastor Kevin (PK) offered three Cautions when it comes to commitments: Casual Commitments Breaking Commitments to Break Free Committing to “the Limo” without “the Load”
PK shares the Greek mythology story of Daedalus and Icaru – a father and son who fled the Island of Crete by using self-made wings.