Psalm 63:0 & Philippians 3:7-8 - In our Christian living it is so easy to look for satisfaction & fulfilment in the blessings of God rather than Blesser. "If your satisfaction is misplaced it will be conditional rather than relational." Frederick teaches on letting go and knowing God more intimately so He can be the ULTIMATE CRAVING in your life.
Ezekiel 37:1-11 & 1 Thessalonians 5:8 - Dry bleached bones, disconnected, cut off from his purpose. This is how God tells the story of Israel's condition to the prophet Ezekiel. He is told to prophesy to these bones and see a mighty army arise. Pastor James examined Verse 11 and gives solution to lost hope and connection.
Mark 5:25-34 - A certain woman with an issue...this woman had an unresolved issues of 12 years. She was distraught, seeking desperately for some answers. She heard about Jesus and with faith in her heart received a tremendous miracle into her body. What exactly are issues and how do they affect our lives? We all have some kind of issue or struggle in life but just like this woman we too can find a resolution in Christ.
John 10:27 & Acts 4:38-40 - Drum Beats are used by many African tribes to convey specific and clear messages to the world around them. As Christians we are living Epistles that God uses to convey His message to a very needy world too. What message are you conveying? Is it clear? And can people understand? Phil uses the African Proverb "There is only one crime worse in the desert, that is to know where water is and not tell of it." To provoke us on a daily basis to be more intentional and wiser with the message of our lives.
Ephesians 3:17-20 - Have you ever wondered why it is that some people seem to soar ahead in their walk with God in such a short time and others can stay the same for years and years? Find out the simple solution that will help you make sense of it all.
2 Samuel 6:6-12 & Proverbs 4:19 - Potholes are never sign posted. They come suddenly, most often awkwardly. David hit a pothole bringing the ark of the covenant back to Jerusalem. It created great pain in his heart. He had to pull over on the side of the road and re-evaluate his journey. When you and I hit unexpected potholes in our lives we too need to pull over and assess the damage before moving on.
Ephesians 2:4-6 & Revelation 2:3-4 - We have been raised together with Christ. Out of our state of being dead in trespasses and sins God has called us to rule and reign with him. This message sounds the alarm to the body of Christ to turn away from living in the COMFORT ZONE where spiritual danger lurks on every corner. Return to your FIRST LOVE.
2 Kings 6:15-18 - We live in a natural world where the visible can sometimes distract from the invisible. God's called us to look with spiritual eyes to bring heaven's kingdom to earth. Looking at scripture let's look at what areas God wants our spiritual vision to be sharpened.
Acts 5:1-11 & Psalm 139:23-24 - Being a follower of Jesus is all about being real, being honest. What does being honest mean? Its not about keeping up appearances, thats an old life we left behind. Being honest is about being straight up and transparent!