We then look to the gravity Daniel’s words held, and the power of his positions.
Sermon text: Luke 4:13-30
This week we look at the purpose for Christ coming, as He explained it.
Sermon Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:7-12
Today we look at how life is seen in the world, and how life’s value is interpreted. We look in contrast how Paul describes our lives- we may be ordinary, like jars of clay, bud God has entrusted to us the treasure that is the Gospel.
Do we share God’s message with boldness? Paul challenged believers with the picture of Moses veiled, sharing God’s law. How much more confidence can we have, now that we have the gospel of life to share?
We look at the end of Samuel’s time as a judge, to when Israel asks for a King. We look at what this meant, both to the people and to God. In a time of peace, they ask for a King to bring peace.
How is it we seek peace? What do we look to, to bring it into our lives?
This week we look at the themes and patterns seen in the the times of the Judges. What cycles do we see in the nations of Israel over this period? We look at the process by which they turn from God, and then compare. Where and when do we make the very same mistakes?
We look at the story of Micah and his idols, a priest, and the story of the tribe of Dan. We look at how the different players think of God, and their treatment the Lord’s commands. We look at how the priest presents God, and compare to religious leaders of our day. Do we look to God to serve our needs, or do we let God challenge us?
This week we look as Samson’s life, and the parity can find in both Israel’s story and in our own life. We see how God does miraculous things over and over, only to be followed by Samson’s compromise and disobedience. We look at Samson’s fate- how does it compare to our own story? How does his willful indulgence compare to our own?
This week we look at the story of Samson, and how God uses bad circumstances and still accomplishes his will.
This week we look at the story of Jephthah. An illegitimate son and an outsider, Jephthah is asked to lead against the Ammonites. He makes a vow, and then follows his promise. We look at his situation, his character, and the consequences from his actions and promise.