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Father’s Day 2017

June 18th, 2017

Rande Greene

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction…”
– Proverbs 1:8

A father has incredible potential for good or bad. It is because of the influence a father can wield in the lives of his children. Fathers have great responsibility to use the influence we have been given to the glory of God and to the benefit of those we influence especially our children and grandchildren.

Idolatry, Money, Sex, and Power 6

June 11th, 2017

Rande Greene

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6

Jesus’ prayer in the Garden included “not my will but thine be done”. That was letting go of power, autonomy and self-will. How do we expect to follow Jesus while demanding our own way; how are we following Jesus while practicing stubborn resistance to anything that doesn’t fixate on our desires.

Love as a More Perfect Way 3

June 4th, 2017

Rande Greene

As Christ-followers, we should love Jesus with a consuming love. It is right to be mesmerized and fascinated with Jesus Christ. Only as we are ravenously smitten with Jesus will we live the way a Christian can. If anything or anyone, including ourselves, becomes more important than Jesus, we have gloriously failed, no matter what we have or accomplish in our lives. To fail to love Jesus is a complete failure.

Idolatry, Money, Sex, and Power 5

May 28th, 2017

Rande Greene

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
– Phil 4:11-13

The expression of trust in Christ here is the picture of security and wholeness. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me” is absolute trust in God. It is trust in God that frees us from needing to be in control. We can endure hardship and comfort both; whatever the circumstance we are trusting in Christ and can live in contentment.

Idolatry, Money, Sex, and Power 4

May 21st, 2017

Rande Greene

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”
– 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)

Mother’s Day 2017

May 14th, 2017

Rande Greene

“And I commend joy, for man has no good thing under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.
– Eccl 8:15 (ESV)

Mothers have endless responsibilities and often feel alone in them. Do not allow the tasks and responsibilities to rob you of the endless joy and beauty of your position.

Idolatry, Money, Sex, and Power 3

May 7th, 2017

Rande Greene

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?"
– Jeremiah 17:9

Sexuality is God-given. Unfortunately we live in an over-sexualized culture. Sex is not the problem; true sexuality practiced within Biblical parameters is nurturing. The problem is when sex leaves its boundaries established by the Creator and revealed within His Word.

Idolatry, Money, Sex, and Power 2

April 30th, 2017

Rande Greene

Money, sex and power are the general categories of idolatry. Of the three the one that we are most inclined to find a sense of safety and security in is money. The level of trust that is given to money is inordinate. Money and wealth does not deserve the level of confidence we place in it.

Idolatry, Money, Sex, and Power 1

April 23rd, 2017

Rande Greene

“And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”
-1 John 5:20-21

Resurrection Sunday 2017

April 16th, 2017

Rande Greene

1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you
stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

– 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (ESV)