Aug 14, 2016
Pray As You Go
By: Youth
Series: (All)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18         

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Matthew 6:9-13                   

9“Pray then in this way:

Our Father in heaven,
    hallowed be your name.
10     Your kingdom come.
    Your will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
11     Give us this day our daily bread.[a]
12     And forgive us our debts,
        as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,[b]
        but rescue us from the evil one.[c]

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  • Aug 14, 2016Pray As You Go
    Aug 14, 2016
    Pray As You Go
    By: Youth
    Series: (All)

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18         

    16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 

    give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

    0 - Beggining of Slides

    Matthew 6:9-13                   

    9“Pray then in this way:

    Our Father in heaven,
        hallowed be your name.
    10     Your kingdom come.
        Your will be done,
            on earth as it is in heaven.
    11     Give us this day our daily bread.[a]
    12     And forgive us our debts,
            as we also have forgiven our debtors.
    13     And do not bring us to the time of trial,[b]
            but rescue us from the evil one.[c]

  • Aug 7, 2016The Treasure of God’s Love
    Aug 7, 2016
    The Treasure of God’s Love
    open-hand

    Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

    Jesus encourages disciples to invest their hearts and live fully into God’s reign. Instead of facing life with fear, those who know God’s generosity are always ready to receive from God and to give to others.

    [Jesus said:]

    32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
    35“Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
    39“But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40

    You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”
  • Jul 31, 2016Affluenza
    Jul 31, 2016
    Affluenza
    01 Affluenza 1

    Gospel: Luke 12:13-21

    In God’s reign, the “rich will be sent away empty.” Jesus uses a parable to warn against identifying the worth of one’s life with the value of one’s possessions rather than one’s relationship with God.

    13Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” 16Then he told them a parable: “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. 17And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?’ 18Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ 20But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21

    So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God.”
  • Jul 24, 2016The Butterfly Effect
    Jul 24, 2016
    The Butterfly Effect
    the butterfly effect

    Gospel: Luke 11:1-13

    In teaching his disciples this prayer, Jesus also reminds them to focus on God’s coming reign, God’s mercy, and the strengthening of the community. Jesus encourages his disciples to child-like trust and persistence in prayer.

    1[Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”2He said to them, “When you pray, say:
    Father, hallowed be your name.
    Your kingdom come.
    3Give us each day our daily bread.
    4And forgive us our sins,
    for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
    And do not bring us to the time of trial.”
    5And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; 6for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’ 7And he answers from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.’ 8I tell you, even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, at least because of his persistence he will get up and give him whatever he needs.
    9“So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 10For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for a fish, will give a snake instead of a fish? 12Or if the child asks for an egg, will give a scorpion? 13

    If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
  • Jul 17, 2016The Martha and Mary Way
    Jul 17, 2016
    The Martha and Mary Way

    Jesus teaching by Powell

    Gospel: Luke 10:38-42

    Jesus uses his visit to two sisters as an occasion to remind disciples that an important aspect of obedience is singleminded devotion to Jesus and his word.

    38Now as [Jesus and his disciples] went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. 40But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” 41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; 42

    there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”