The Advent season is upon us and as we gather to remember Jesus' birth, and the magnitude of "God with us," let us not forget that the coming of Jesus into the world is God's battle strategy to thwart the plans of Satan. Christmas is about the invasion of God into the world to save the world - it is the battle plan and love story of God's redemption and saving of the human race.
We have much to be thankful about. Our families, friends, and most importantly eternal life found in Christ. Join Bro. Bob as he unpacks the beauty of the Lord's Supper.
Key Passages: Mark 14:22-26, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
References: Jeremiah 52:31-37, Ephesians 4:17-5:1
Homework: Isaiah 53 & 2 Corinthians 5 - Communicate with Bro. Bob after reading how God used these verses in your life.
To be on mission with Jesus means we are aware of His presence and His healing. Every life we encounter is a person who needs to be made whole with Christ - are we going to be the conduit of healing? Join Bro. Bob as he leads us through five encounters with Christ people had that shows us the power of His healing touch.
Text: Matthew 8:1-9:8
Join us as Bro. Bob takes us on a new journey with Jesus.
Focal passages: Luke 7:1-10; Mark 6:1-6
Join us as Bro. Bob teaches that while there are steps we can take to make a difference, at the end of the day, it is the miraculous work of Jesus working through us.
Life is not always about smiles and laughter - it is always about the joy found in Jesus. The joy of being on mission for Jesus is because He wants us in that place.
Join us as Bro. Bob finishes his "Making A Difference" sermon series.
As believers in the Almighty God, the Creator and Sustainer of Life itself, we, as Christians, should live our lives in such a way the Joy of the Lord is seen. However when life and spiritual struggles get in the way, living the "good life" in Christ isn't always easy. We have to remember:
Join us as Bro. Bob continues his series "Making A Difference".
Bro. Bob continues to challenge us as believers about what it means to make a difference in the world. Love is never sense as a feeling in Scripture but as a response to action. Our love for each other is a response to the nature and character of God. The showing of our love for one another is visible, concrete proof God lives in us. We can't make a difference in the darkness if we're not letting the love of God be shared in the light.
We all have dreams and want to see God impact our communities and the lives we encounter. In order to do that Biblically and effectively, we have to be open and humble to allow the Word of God to challenge and change our lives.
Join us as Bro. Bob challenges us with the question:
What good is it to intersect with the Word of God but not adjust to or be changed by it?
"In the darkest places of life is found the greatest opportunity to see the brightest light."
There will be times in life when we feel there is no hope, no future, and we are left to walk in the desert alone. In those times, we must remember there is hope. Many in Scripture have felt this way before and have come through with a deeper knowledge of the goodness of God. Join Bro. Bob as he teaches about Gideon and Jeremiah's journeys through this valley.
We have to remember "we cannot go somewhere with God without dealing with God's agenda."
The details are important. We all like to know the details. We like to know the when, the where, the how, and the who. This is why GPS is so popular - when we journey someplace new or unknown, GPS gives us the details of how to get there, the quickest way to go, and what time it is estimated to arrive.
Our relationship with God is different. Even while the details are unknown, God says I know the plans and I want you to be with me - that is most important.
In today's competitive world, we unknowingly can let our competitiveness sneak its way in to our relationship with Christ. When we begin comparing our spiritual growth with other people, that is a sign of the competitive nature sneaking its way in. Our Minister of Students, Mark Ellison, focuses on Romans 12:1-8 as he discusses what true discipleship looks like.
We can have everything we want in life. We can be doing all the right things. But if we lack the one thing that secure our eternity, it is all for naught. Bob Vasser, our prospective Interim Pastor, unpacks Jesus' encounter with the rich young ruler in efforts to remind us that without Christ, it is all for naught.
When life is not what we expected nor feel like it is what we signed up for, we must remember that our God reigns that He is still in control and holds all things together.
We no longer live in a "Come & See" world where the church opens its doors and people come and see what the gospel is all about. Today, we live in a "Go and Tell" world where the church must go in to the community and tell others about Christ. David Hannah, missionary in Italy, shares from Luke 5:27-32 how Jesus' calling of Matthew, the tax collector, is important for us today as we seek to share Christ with the world.
What does it mean to truly be a servant? How is love truly shown? Our guest speaker, John Johnson, opens up to Paul's letter to the Colossians to unpack love and servanthood.
Our Guest Preacher this morning is Steve Holt, the Church Services Director or the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
Focusing on the encounter of the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel in 1 Kings 18, we find that God deserves more than our respect, He demands our absolute loyalty - there is no middle ground with God.
Out of the account of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17, our guest preacher, Stan Duke, challenges us on the importance of our response to the current culture.
With James 5:7-12 as his focal passage, former Harpeth Heights pastor, Mack Hannah, unpacks God's faithfulness and our response as believers to the difficulties, trials, and tough times we face in life.
We try to account for every possible twist and turn in life because let's face it, we want life to be predictable. However, the longer you live on this planet the more you come to realize that twists and turns still happen and it is up to us on how we handle them.
Join us as we look at "Life Off The Map" by studying the life of Daniel during our VBS Celebration Service.