Guest Speaker - Jesse Craycraft. Who is Jesus? Its amazing that two thousands years ago this Jewish carpenter from a town called Nazareth changed the world. Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, Aristotle for 40, and Jesus for only 3. Yet the influence of Christ’s 3-year ministry infinitely transcends the impact left by the combined 130 years of teaching from these men who were among the greatest philosophers of the past. Who is Jesus is the most important question you will someday have to answer. Your eternal life depends on your answer to this question.
Guest Speaker - Peter Erickson presents an interesting post-tribulation view of Rev. 14. The book of Revelation is supposed to be a blessing to the church, a message with real application to our lives today. Revelation 14 shows the beautiful relationship of the Church to Jesus, and encourages us to persevere in following Him.
If you could collect a dollar every time someone excused themselves when asked to take on a responsibility, you’d be rich! On the other hand others seem to take on too much and “hog the ball”. The church needs balanced achievers, people willing to step up to the plate but at the same time are team players.
There is a huge difference between child-likeness on one hand and childishness on the other. Our Lord Jesus requires the first (the faith of a child) but discourages the second (in your thinking be mature). The believers in the city of Corinth were a bit too childish for their own good. They were treating the gifts of the Holy Spirit as if they were toys and not tools to build the church and honor God. In our final study of the eight gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 we will see again how the gifts were meant to function.