Empowered by the Spirit- Part 5

  God wants us to be effective witnesses – representatives of who Jesus is to the spiritually lost in our world. In order to accomplish that goal, the Holy Spirit empowers believers with special abilities, including the gifts of discernment and speaking / interpreting unknown languages. 1 John 4:1 [NLT] “Dear friends, do not believe everyone […]

Empowered by the Spirit- Part 3

  The Holy Spirit has special abilities He gives to us, which help us to be better witnesses in our world. For some, those abilities are gifts of faith and of healing. Hebrews 11:6 [ESV] “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that […]

Own it

  Adult & Teen Discussion Guide Nobody’s perfect – even the best of us are going to make mistakes sometimes. Though we all know this, it can be really difficult to own up to our actions – to God, to others, even to ourselves. If we want to move forward, though, we’ve got to be bold enough to […]

In the Beginning…Part 2

  Adult & Teen Discussion Guide 1. Primary Statement God owns it all – the earth, and everything in it. He blesses us with many good things, and as His managers, He expects us to handle His resources His way. The first and the best of what we receive belongs to God; when we fail to do […]

In the Beginning…

  Adult & Teen Discussion Guide 1. Primary Statement When Satan brings temptation, it’s not obvious – it’s sneaky. He uses things that seem good, things which have a ring of truth to them, to get us off of God’s game plan. 2. Bible Verse Genesis 3:1 [ESV] “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other […]