Servant Minded: 1 Corinthians 4

Paul implores the church at Corinth to rise above their divisions and arrogance and accept his role as their spiritual father. Their immoral behavior requires correction and in this chapter, he prepares them in the hope that they will receive his gentle correction.  As we observe what unfolds, Darrell exhorts us all to bring our own lives to the light of God’s Word and to grow as faithful stewards.

Living a Life of Risk

It’s easy to be stuck in the comfort of the past or the fears of the past.  Both of these keep us from hearing God when He is calling us to step into something new and take a risk.  Daniel exhorts us to hear the challenge of Isaiah 43:18-19.  “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!

Humble King: Advent of Joy

Monira reminds us in this message that there is sometimes a tension between joy and sorrow during the Christmas season.  She exhorts us not to let the “little things of life” steal our joy.  As we practice letting these things go and focus on our relationship with Jesus, we will discover in a life of praise, a joy untouched by circumstances.

Worship Through Music

It is in worship that we reverence and honor God.   Daniel’s message clarifies for us the role of music in leading us to a heart of worship.  He exhorts us with the question, “Am I living a lifestyle of sincere worship?”   In that context, he reminds us to use all that God has given us, as well as music, to bring Him glory and surrender to Him with a heart of worship.

Outward Focused: Missions

God has extended an invitation to Go and engage people, far and wide, with Him.  Monira challenges us to take a look at the issues that keep us from stepping out and being Kingdom focused.  Taking our eyes off of ourselves, let’s step into these mission opportunities and accept God’s amazing invitation to partner with Him and change lives for eternity.

Outward Focused

In this message, Darrell reflects on what it means to be “outward focused.”  Whether at  a church outreach, a family gathering, work, the gym or the ball park, to be outward focused should be a lifestyle, not just an event.  Jesus calls us to serve and love others as he has served and loved us.