Wars, famine, natural disasters, murder, sickness. Why is there so much bad in the world? Where is God when there is so much bad in? Does He care? Does He see? What, if anything, is He doing about it? find the answer to these questions.
Who says Jesus is the only way? Aren’t there many roads to God. Who are you to say what’s the exact way? Shouldn’t we just let every person figure it our for themselves, and believe what is best for them? What makes the Christian Church right? “Is Jesus the ONLY way?”
Part 1: Who Needs Church?
Anyone who enters the church expecting perfection does not understand the nature of that risk or the nature of humanity. Just as every romantic eventually learns that marriage is the beginning, not the end, of the struggle to make love work, every Christian must learn that church is also only a beginning.
(Philip Yancey in the book, Church: Why Bother?)
We need friends, and church is the best place to make friends. Unfortunately, many are part of a crow, but find themselves to be terribly lonely. We hunger for deep relationships, bu we don’t know how to find or form them. You may day that you don’t need friends, but you do. Jesus Himself had friends. Friendships keep us from being selfish. they help us through tough times. They give us a better perspective when overwhelmed by life. We need friends.
Part 6:Faith in every Circumstance
Romans 8: 1-39
The Word of God is a believer’s insight to the personality of God. It is how we learn His likes and His dislikes, what pleases His heart, and what makes Him angry. It shows us how He feels about us, and how He is going to operate in our daily, and eternal lives. As we grow we must be able to stand on God’s word in every circumstance.
When you cannot see the trace of God’s hand, you must trust His heart
The daily influences over our life circumstance
1. ________________Law: The law of gravity
2. ________________Will. God has given every man the ability to choose Gen 2: 16-17
3. _________________Will: John 10:10 (a) the thief comes but to steal, and to Kill, and to destroy
4. _________________Will: John 10:10 (b) But I have come, that they might have Life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Turn your __________toward the storm
You are either a church _________ __________, or a ________ of _______.
For the Follower of Christ Romans 8
Faith in God is like an ____________. It doesn’t stop the __________, but it sure lessens its____________on you.
Standing on the Word of God, turn your _______ toward the storm.
Part 4: Daily Habits
. Be transformed
Bottom Line: Transformation is not just a biblical concept, but a tangible work of Christ.
Three areas of evident transformation:
a. I will never grow as much alone as I will with other believers (Ephesians 4:11-16)
a. We have been cleansed so that we can serve the Living God. (Hebrews 9:11-14)
b. If I’m not serving God, I’m serving the world
Salvation isn’t the end goal; it’s the beginning of a life-long journey.
Our Daily habits determine our direction. Like going to the gym builds muscle and strength, our daily habits as a believer cause us to grow and be more like Christ.
This weekend we are making some changes to help us serve families in a greater way. In this message, we’ll catch a vision of what the future looks like when your family and your church work in harmony to create “orange.”
There’s incredible impact when the church and home work together to strengthen families!
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