A study in 1 Peter...
July 17 “Life in Community” - Willy Hughes. Each follower of Jesus is a part of God’s holy priesthood. We are not just “saved” for ourselves.
July 24 “Life in Society” - Dan Schuch. Followers of Jesus voluntarily give up many of their “rights” as they imitate the example of Jesus.
July 31 “Life as a Witness” - Norm Langston. Followers of Jesus work to communicate their faith—both verbally and non-verbally .
August 7 “The Servant Life” - Juan Garcia. Followers of Jesus use their gifts and abilities to serve others.
We all have things we want to accomplish -- like learning a new instrument, or starting a new business, or completing a marathon. That is, until we realize how much time it's going to take to accomplish those things. Deep down, we all know that these things take time, but sometimes we wish they wouldn't. We wish things would happen more quickly. And this doesn't just happen in our hobbies, or school/work, or sports. It also can happen in our relationship with God. Maybe you've tried the Jesus thing, but you haven't seen any immediate results. Maybe you went to a conference/retreat, or listened to a talk, but you haven't seen any dramatic changes in your life. Maybe you prayed for a whole five minutes, but you didn't hear God talk back. This week, we'll look at what we can do when we feel like our relationship with God just isn't growing.
June 5, 2016, Juan Garcia preaching, "Time After Time", Who you become is determined by the seeds you plant.
June 12, 2016, Paul Langston preaching, "Choices Over Time", Who you become is determined by the choices you make on an ongoing basis.
June 19, 2016, Donnie Brown preaching, "Kindness Over Time", You will become more like Jesus when you decide to consistently choose kindness, forgiveness and love.
June 26, 2016, Larry Annes preaching, "Faith Over Time", You will begin to trust in God more as you act on your faith.