Oct 26, 2014
Treasure: Two Is One Too Many
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Matthew 6:24

24 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

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  • Oct 26, 2014Treasure: Two Is One Too Many
    Oct 26, 2014
    Treasure: Two Is One Too Many
    Series: Treasure
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    Matthew 6:24

    24 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.

  • Oct 19, 2014Treasure: Where Is Your Treasure?
    Oct 19, 2014
    Treasure: Where Is Your Treasure?
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    Matthew 6:19-21

    19 “Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. 20 Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don't eat them and where thieves don't break in and steal them. 21 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

  • Oct 12, 2014Circle Maker: Think Long
    Oct 12, 2014
    Circle Maker: Think Long
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    Daniel 10:12-13

    12 Then the man said to me, “Don't be afraid, Daniel, because from the day you first set your mind to understand things and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I've come because of your words! 13 For twenty-one days the leader of the Persian kingdom blocked my way. But then Michael, one of the highest leaders, came to help me. I left Michael there with the leader of the Persian kingdom.

  • Oct 5, 2014Circle Maker: Pray Hard
    Oct 5, 2014
    Circle Maker: Pray Hard
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    Luke 18:1-5

    18 Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. 3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him, asking, ‘Give me justice in this case against my adversary.' 4 For a while he refused but finally said to himself, I don't fear God or respect people, 5 but I will give this widow justice because she keeps bothering me. Otherwise, there will be no end to her coming here and embarrassing me.”

  • Sep 28, 2014Circle Maker: Dream Big
    Sep 28, 2014
    Circle Maker: Dream Big
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    Numbers 11:1-34
    11 When the people complained intensely in the Lord's hearing, the Lord heard and became angry. Then the Lord's fire burned them and consumed the edges of the camp. 2 When the people cried out to Moses, Moses prayed to the Lord, and the fire subsided. 3 The name of that place was called Taberah, because the Lord's fire burned against them.

     

    4 The riffraff among them had a strong craving. Even the Israelites cried again and said, “Who will give us meat to eat? 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt for free, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. 6 Now our lives are wasting away. There is nothing but manna in front of us.”

    7 The manna was like coriander seed and its color was like resin. 8 The people would roam around and collect it and grind it with millstones or pound it in a mortar. Then they would boil it in pots and make it into cakes. It tasted like cakes baked in olive oil. 9 When the dew fell on the camp during the night, the manna would fall with it.

    10 Moses heard the people crying throughout their clans, each at his tent's entrance. The Lord was outraged, and Moses was upset. 11 Moses said to the Lord, “Why have you treated your servant so badly? And why haven't I found favor in your eyes, for you have placed the burden of all these people on me? 12 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give birth to them, that you would say to me, ‘Carry them at the breast, as a nurse carries an unweaned child,' to the fertile land that you promised their ancestors? 13 Where am I to get meat for all these people? They are crying before me and saying, ‘Give us meat, so we can eat.' 14 I can't bear this people on my own. They're too heavy for me. 15 If you're going to treat me like this, please kill me. If I've found favor in your eyes, then don't let me endure this wretched situation.”

    16 The Lord said to Moses, “Gather before me seventy men from Israel's elders, whom you know as elders and officers of the people. Take them to the meeting tent, and let them stand there with you. 17 Then I'll descend and speak with you there. I'll take some of the spirit that is on you and place it on them. Then they will carry the burden of the people with you so that you won't bear it alone. 18 To the people you will say, ‘Make yourselves holy for tomorrow; then you will eat meat, for you've cried in the Lord's hearing, “Who will give us meat to eat? It was better for us in Egypt.” The Lord will give you meat, and you will eat. 19 You won't eat for just one day, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days, 20 but for a whole month until it comes out of your nostrils and nauseates you. You've rejected the Lord who's been with you and you have cried before him, saying, “Why did we leave Egypt?” '”

    21 Moses said, “The people I'm with are six hundred thousand on foot and you're saying, ‘I will give them meat, and they will eat for a month.' 22 Can flocks and herds be found and slaughtered for them? Or can all the fish in the sea be found and caught for them?”

    23 The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord's power too weak? Now you will see whether my word will come true for you or not.”

    24 So Moses went out and told the people the Lord's words. He assembled seventy men from the people's elders and placed them around the tent. 25 The Lord descended in a cloud, spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and placed it on the seventy elders. When the spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but only this once. 26 Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the second named Medad, and the spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they hadn't gone out to the tent, so they prophesied in the camp. 27 A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”

    28 Joshua, Nun's son and Moses' assistant since his youth, responded, “My master Moses, stop them!”

    29 Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? If only all the Lord's people were prophets with the Lord placing his spirit on them!”

    30 Moses and Israel's elders were assembled in the camp. 31 A wind from the Lord blew up and brought quails from the sea. It let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey all around the camp and about three feet deep on the ground. 32 Then the people arose and gathered the quail all that day, all night, and all the next day. The least collected was ten homers, and they laid them out around the camp. 33 While the meat was still between their teeth and not yet consumed, the Lord's anger blazed against the people. The Lord struck the people with a very great punishment. 34 The name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving.

  • Sep 21, 2014Circle Marker: Legend Of The Circle Maker
    Sep 21, 2014
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    Joshua 6:1-16

    1 Now Jericho was closed up tightly because of the Israelites. No one went out or came in. 2 The Lord said to Joshua, “Look. I have given Jericho and its king into your power, along with its mighty warriors. 3 Circle the city with all the soldiers, going around the city one time. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry seven trumpets made from rams' horns in front of the chest. On the seventh day, circle the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.

     

    5 “Have them blow a long blast on the ram's horn. As soon as you hear that trumpet blast, have all the people shout out a loud war cry. Then the city wall will collapse, and the people will rise up, attacking straight ahead.”

    6 So Joshua, Nun's son, called the priests. He said to them, “Lift up the covenant chest. Let seven priests carry seven trumpets made from rams' horns in front of the Lord's chest.” 7 He said to the people, “Go forward. Circle the city. Let the armed soldiers go in front of the Lord's chest.” 8 As soon as Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying seven ram's horn trumpets moved forward in front of the Lord. They blew the trumpets. The Lord's covenant chest followed. 9 The initial group of soldiers was going in front of the priests who were blowing the trumpets. The rear guard was coming behind the chest, with trumpets blowing continuously. 10 Joshua ordered the people, “Don't shout. Don't let your voice be heard. Don't let a word come out of your mouth until the day I tell you, ‘Shout!' Then shout!”

    11 He made the Lord's chest circle the city, going around one time. They went back to the camp and stayed there overnight. 12 Joshua got up early in the morning. The priests lifted up the Lord's chest. 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets made from rams' horns were going in front of the Lord's chest, blowing trumpets continuously. The armed soldiers were going in front of them. The rear guard was coming after the Lord's chest, blowing trumpets continuously. 14 They circled the city one time on the second day. Then they went back to the camp. They did this for six days.

    15 On the seventh day, they got up at dawn. They circled the city in this way seven times. It was only on that day that they circled the city seven times. 16 The seventh time, the priests blew the trumpets. Then Joshua said to the people, “Shout, because the Lord has given you the city!

  • Sep 14, 2014The Laity: saints in the midst of the world
    Sep 14, 2014
    The Laity: saints in the midst of the world
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    Romans 12: 1-8

    1 So, brothers and sisters, because of God's mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service. 2 Don't be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God's will is—what is good and pleasing and mature. 3 Because of the grace that God gave me, I can say to each one of you: don't think of yourself more highly than you ought to think. Instead, be reasonable since God has measured out a portion of faith to each one of you. 4 We have many parts in one body, but the parts don't all have the same function. 5 In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other. 6 We have different gifts that are consistent with God's grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith. 7 If your gift is service, devote yourself to serving. If your gift is teaching, devote yourself to teaching. 8 If your gift is encouragement, devote yourself to encouraging. The one giving should do it with no strings attached. The leader should lead with passion. The one showing mercy should be cheerful.

  • Sep 7, 2014The Clergy: equipping the saints
    Sep 7, 2014
    The Clergy: equipping the saints
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    Ephesian 4: 11 – 16

    11 He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers. 12 His purpose was to equip God's people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ 13 until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of God's Son. God's goal is for us to become mature adults—to be fully grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ. 14 As a result, we aren't supposed to be infants any longer who can be tossed and blown around by every wind that comes from teaching with deceitful scheming and the tricks people play to deliberately mislead others.15 Instead, by speaking the truth with love, let's grow in every way into Christ, 16 who is the head. The whole body grows from him, as it is joined and held together by all the supporting ligaments. The body makes itself grow in that it builds itself up with love as each one does its part.

  • Aug 31, 2014Audit or Credit?
    Aug 31, 2014
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    Matthew 16:21-28

    21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and legal experts, and that he had to be killed and raised on the third day. 22 Then Peter took hold of Jesus and, scolding him, began to correct him: “God forbid, Lord! This won't happen to you.” 23 But he turned to Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan. You are a stone that could make me stumble, for you are not thinking God's thoughts but human thoughts.” 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “All who want to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross, and follow me. 25 All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their lives because of me will find them. 26 Why would people gain the whole world but lose their lives? What will people give in exchange for their lives? 27 For the Human One is about to come with the majesty of his Father with his angels. And then he will repay each one for what that person has done. 28 I assure you that some standing here won't die before they see the Human One coming in his kingdom.”

  • Aug 24, 2014That's A Great Question!
    Aug 24, 2014
    That's A Great Question!
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    Matthew 16:13-20

    13 Now when Jesus came to the area of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Human One is?”

     

    14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”

    15 He said, “And what about you? Who do you say that I am?”

    16 Simon Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    17 Then Jesus replied, “Happy are you, Simon son of Jonah, because no human has shown this to you. Rather my Father who is in heaven has shown you. 18 I tell you that you are Peter. And I'll build my church on this rock. The gates of the underworld won't be able to stand against it. 19 I'll give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Anything you fasten on earth will be fastened in heaven. Anything you loosen on earth will be loosened in heaven.” 20 Then he ordered the disciples not to tell anybody that he was the Christ.