June 9, 2019
How to Reach the Unreachable
Everyone wants fulfillment, but many are unfulfilled, even with regard to faith. Disappointments often come from wrong expectations. This is why we need to encounter Jesus in a fresh way and then walk out our faith to make it come alive.
We want to see their kids succeed, and the temptation is to do whatever it takes to promote our children, even at the expense of others. Jesus suggests we teach our kids a different way of success, one that is counter-cultural to our current society.
Parents are eager to find help in their journey of raising their children in the ways of God—mentors who have the experience and skill to speak life into their situation. But where do you find mentors? And what qualifies someone to be a mentor?
[Deuteronomy 4:1-15; 1 John 3:16; Philippians 3:16-17]
There is no doubt about it: parenting is hard work. With conflicting advice and a culture that pressurs parents, it is easy for parents to be overwhelmed. The good news is that Christian parents are not alone as they wrestle with their role.
[Hebrews 13:5-6; Proverbs 22:6; Galatians 6:9-10]
Jesus talked about money and possessions more than he talked about prayer or even love. Our resources are often the hardest thing to present to God. The book of Malachi deals with this tension and God’s desire for us to trust him with our stuff.
[Malachi 3:7-12; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 8:7]
Evangelicals can sometimes be wary of environmentalism. However, the Apostle Paul reminds us that God loves this planet, and that creation places a role in God’s mission of reconciliation. Caring for creation is part of the mission of the church.
[Colossians 1:15-20; Psalm 8:3-4; Romans 8:21-22]