One of the greatest means of cultivating souls for spiritual planting is giving the kindness of God, which has been implanted in our own hearts, into the lives of others resulting in healing for humans and glory to God.
Finding faith in Jesus Christ is a journey with many stops along the way. It requires that those who have gone before guide those who have yet to trust Christ fully. The life that God intends through this journey is found in community with other Christ followers.
When we rightly love God we will rightly love people and they will rightly see the love of God through us. This message looks at what it is that God loves and how by loving him we will naturally love what he loves and it will resound in our lives.
message title: A Giving Thing
message text: Luke 16:1-15
message date: 06.14.09
I remember watching the movie Finding Nemo with my children and how they would get the giggles near the end of the movie when Nemo’s dad and Dorrie are chased by the seagulls squawking “mine, mine, mine” over and over again. It may be silly when a flock of seagulls act this way but there is nothing silly when followers of Jesus Christ act in like manner. When Jesus speaks of loving God with all our strength this is what he is speaking about, having an attitude that recognizes and treats everything as he desires.
message title: Determined to Love
message text: Ruth
message date: 05.30.09
This message continues to dig into the depths of what it means to love God. Jesus makes five statements about love of and for God in Mark 12. By looking at the life of Ruth in the Old Testament we seek to gain a greater understanding for loving God with all our soul.
message title: Irrational, Illogical Love
message text: 2 Samuel 6:1-22
message date: 05.24.09
What does it mean to love God with all our heart? This first of the five statements Jesus makes about loving God focuses on that part of us that controls our emotions, desires and feelings. By looking at the ‘man after God’s own heart,’ David the Bible shows us a tangile example of what it looks like to love God with all our heart.
message title: Hear and Obey
message text: Mark 12:28-34
message date: 05.17.2009
This is the introductory message of a new series entitled “Shema.” The series breaks down Jesus answer to the question what single axiom can sum up the whole law. His answer is in two connected parts, to love God and to love people. This message looks at the historical context of Jesus answer and the significance for our lives in the 21st century.