In this fourth sermon on the topic of forgiveness, Pastor Jeff gives us some steps to help us in the act of forgiving those who have hurt us.
Key verses are Ephesians 4: 31-32, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5. 2016-10-23_bible-study-questions
In this third sermon on the topic of forgiveness, Pastor Jeff talks about how both insecurity and pride can play a role in our struggle to forgive others. Our failure to forgive those who offend us can have a cost even higher than the cost of the offense, beginning with our own health. Key scriptures include Ephesians 4:31-32, Matthew 26:28, and Matthew 5:38-39. 2016-10-16-bible-study-questions-for-2016-10-16
When we don’t forgive people for their trespasses against us, it is as though we are chained to the person and carry him or her with us wherever we go. This burden of unforgiveness has a profound effect on our relationship with God as well as many aspects of our physical health. Key scriptures are Matthew 6:8-15 and Matthew 18:21-35. bible-study-questions-for-2016-10-9
We are living in a crucial time in history. It feels very much like we are seeing the prophecies of the Bible being acted out in the world today. Where is the Church in all this? Has the Church been effective in changing our culture or is today’s culture changing the Church? 2016-10-02_byielding_sermon-notes
Joseph and Paul are just two of several characters found in Scripture that experienced unfair treatment, hurt, and rejection. Others include Job, Hagar, Moses, David and, of course, Jesus. Yet God used these afflictions to demonstrate His power and His perfect plan. 2016-09-18-questions-for-sunday-september-18-2016
Dr. Stuart Scott says: “Anxiety and ungodly fear are like “kissing cousins.” While not exactly the same, they are closely related and generally accompany one another. “Anxiety usually involves worrying about what could possibly happen. Fear goes a step further and is more convinced that what is dreaded will really happen.” Godly concern is caring about important things for the right reason and involves trusting God. Ungodly concern goes beyond reasonable concern and involves worry about mere possibilities. Godly fear includes a fear of God and a reasonable fear of danger or difficulty, however if fear prevents us from doing the right thing, it is sin. 2016-09-11-questions-for-sunday-september-11-2016