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The first quarter of 2021
Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
The first quarter of 2021
The Essential Idea
If you can't use anything else on this page, THIS message... My first message of 2022... Contains the essential idea behind everything we're doing this year. It is my call to you to stand and build your house.
Here are all my first-half sermon resources for you. Just tap or click on each series title, and go right to a playlist of the entire series.
This is personal. We don't just stand against our culture's collapse... We stand FOR God's glory! But, what does that mean, and what does that look like in my life?
Our stand is only possible because of the Holy Spirit living in us. So, who even is the Holy Spirit, and what does it mean to be filled with Him?
Your family is susceptible to falling during this cultural collapse. What is your role in standing for your family? Do you have a vision for your family? How can you help them stand?
It is easy for us to get focused on self. You deserve a vacation! But our enemy won't even take one day off. Don't waste your vacation days!
Your building materials determine the quality and value of your house. Are you building on that firm foundation well?
In this series, we take a hard look at cultural issues of our day and see what God actually says about gay marriage, abortion, gender issues, and more.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Spring Book Study:
By Francis Chan
Our lifegroups dropped everything and studied this awesome book together during the first half of this year. It is an eye-opening book about sanctification, uniquely positioning unity among believers as the key component of our outworking salvation.
Get it in paperback, Kindle, and Audible formats!
FALL Book Study:
Pursuit of Holiness
By Jerry Bridges
God's command: "Be holy, for I am holy." Yet we find ourselves missing holiness in daily life, don't we? Maybe that's because we're not exactly sure what our part in holiness even is. Jerry Bridges helps us see clearly how to joyfully obey God's command of holiness. Our lifegroups will start this study together in September.
Get it in paperback and Kindle formats!
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