Better Together

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“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”                 Proverbs 13:20 Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – 12   –  How Godly Relationships are worth the risk They bring greater _______________________ They bring greater _______________________ They bring greater _______________________ They bring greater _______________________ The “likewise” of the parable of the Good […]

Paving New Roads

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Taking The High Road                                                     Paving New Roads ACTS 10: 9–16 (the First Reading for today) OPEN IN __________________ – Heeding the Voice of The Lord “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for […]

Lost, Bound, Found, Restored, Rejoicing

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Road trips and vacations are a hallmark of summer, especially in Michigan. Whether we are traveling far, or enjoying the hometown sites, we are all going somewhere. Today we’ll travel through the Bible and learn from people who found God on the road.  Today, we’ll travel through the Bible and learn from Saul who found […]

Who Are You?

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1 Samuel 13:3-7  1 Samuel 14:1 “One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.”  1 Samuel 14:6-7  “Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our […]

Overcoming Inertia to Pave New Roads

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ACTS 9:1–19 Inertia OVERCOMING INERTIA: ________________ ________________ PAVE A NEW ROAD: Isaiah 40:4-5   “Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth […]

Worth Stopping For

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Taking the High Road                             #7 Worth Stopping For  ACTS 8:26-40 – PHILIP’S TRIP Simeon Bachos “This man (Simeon Bachos the Eunuch) was also sent into the regions of Ethiopia, to preach what he had himself believed, that there was one God preached by the prophets, but that the Son of this (God) had already made […]

End of the Road…Or New Beginning

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Taking the High Road                             #6 End Of The Road…Or New Beginning  “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. “ Psalm 118:24 Luke 24:13   (page 1642 in the pew Bible)   Questions for Meditation & Growth Who are you conversing with?   Open the Scriptures – in […]

Taking The High Road

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SERMON NOTES: Taking the High Road               # 5 in Oh, The Places You Will Go “Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” Ruth 1:16 What ____________________________________? “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the […]

Detour…Bible School Sunday

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Today’s Bible Point – Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. […]

When God Shows Up, Our “God Box” Blows Up

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GENESIS 28:10-22 OUT OF THE BOX: God _____________________ us. ‘The hound of Heaven’ by Francis Thompson Luke 15:3–4 “So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is […]