Jul 31, 2016
God’s Gardening Guide: Faithfulness
  • Jul 31, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Faithfulness
    Jul 31, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Faithfulness
  • Jul 24, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Kindness
    Jul 24, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Kindness
  • Jul 17, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Goodness
    Jul 17, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Goodness
  • Jul 10, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Patience
    Jul 10, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Patience
  • Jul 3, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Peace
    Jul 3, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Peace
    3 PEACE
  • Jun 26, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Joy
    Jun 26, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Joy
    2 JOY
    Philippians 4:4-13 (NIV)
    Final Exhortations
    4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

    Thanks for Their Gifts

    10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  • Jun 19, 2016Faithing Our Fears in the Face of Tragedy
    Jun 19, 2016
    Faithing Our Fears in the Face of Tragedy
  • Jun 12, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Love
    Jun 12, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Love
    1 LOVE

    Matthew 5:38-48 (NIV)
    Eye for Eye
    38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

    Love for Enemies
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[b] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
  • Jun 5, 2016God’s Gardening Guide: Introduction
    Jun 5, 2016
    God’s Gardening Guide: Introduction
    0 Starting Week
    Galatians 5:13-26 (NIV)
    Life by the Spirit
    13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

    16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

    19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
  • May 29, 2016WE REMEMBER
    May 29, 2016
    Series: WE REMEMBER