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Tell Others About Christ - 10/8/2017 - Nathan Malone
After Jesus talked with the “woman at the well” she went and told the people of her city. Many believed in him because of her testimony. As part of our commitment to our Lord, we are invited to simply share with others what God has done for us. In our case, we can tell about Christ, both as the person and the Church.
Doing My Part For The Team - 10/1/2017 - Nathan Malone
The Church as the Body of Christ is a common analogy in the New Testament. Every member is a part of the whole. A similar analogy in today’s world would be to describe each member as a part of the team. We all have been given gifts and talents which are needed for the team to be whole, healthy and most effective.
God As Top Priority - 9/24/2017 - Nathan Malone
This whole series is based on this first commandment. We will read it this day to focus on our financial giving to our shared ministry as the Church, the body of Christ. Giving a tenth of our resources (or making a plan to do so) is the starting point for growing into a life of generosity. It shows that God is the first priority in our lives, rather than just a compartment among many interests.
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Staying Connected and Setting An Example - 9/17/2017 - Nathan Malone
Luke 4:14-16b (ends with “as was his custom.”) tells us it was the custom of Jesus to go to the synagogue each week. We will emphasize the need we all have to stay connected to God and each other through regularly worship participation. We will also note that others are watching (especially children, young people and new Christians) to see if regularly participating with others in the church is important to us.
Playing Offense and Defense - 9/10/2017 - Nathan Malone
In football, a few players are able to play both offense and defense. But as a Christian, all of us need to be able to “go on the offensive” against the powers of this world as well as to retreat into times of dealing with the struggles of this world. Prayer is the means through which we can do both. Through our connection with God in prayer, we are empowered to go and do what God calls us to do. Through prayer, we also are renewed and supported by God through the pain and sufferings of this world. Jesus himself knew of the need to withdraw, to be alone with God in prayer.