Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedJan 30th, 2011 | 1 Comment
Matthew 6:19-21 (MSG) 19 “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. 20 Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. 21 It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
Colossians 1:16 (NIV) 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
In his great work...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedJan 23rd, 2011 | 1 Comment
Proverbs 18:24 (NIV) A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Shane Hipps, writes about two of his friends in Flickering Pixels: “Each was the best man in the other’s wedding. They talk every day, sometimes more than once, on their cell phones. They live only a few blocks from each other. Yet recently, one told me that he hadn’t seen his best friend in two months—two months! That’s more than a hundred phone calls, and countless chances to hop in the car or walk a few blocks to see each other. Their friendship is...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedJan 15th, 2011 | 2 Comments
Grow: to spring up and develop to maturity
Colossians 1:5-6 (NIV) …you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel 6 that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.
When I was a young boy, I learned this song in Sunday school. “If you read your Bible and pray every day you will: grow, grow, grow…” I can still remember the teacher would have us squat down as we started the song. When we got to the part of “grow,...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedJan 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment
Healthy: enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit
I Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
A concerned family doctor put an overweight patient on a healthy eating plan: “I want you to eat the following… for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this meal plan for three weeks. The next time I see you, you’ll have lost at least seven pounds.” When he returned, he shocked the doctor by losing...
Posted by Pastor Dave in UncategorizedJan 3rd, 2011 | 2 Comments
Wisdom: the ability to consistently make good choices about the way that you live.
Proverbs 4:7 (NIV) Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
Refresh – Remembering the Sermon
Jesus grew in wisdom. As we develop wisdom, we will gain the ability to make good decisions. (Listen to the podcast.)
If you have wisdom, you’ll know how to avoid a lot of the misery that people bring on themselves. Plus, you’ll know how to maximize your personal growth.
So, where do you get wisdom? Obviously, the Bible is the best source. Wisdom from the Bible...