The greatest book of wisdom ever written?
“Within this divinely anointed compilation of Proverbs there is a deep well of wisdom to reign in life and to succeed in our destiny. The wisdom that God has designed for us to receive will cause us to excel- to rise up as rulers-to-be on earth for his glory. The kingdom of God is brought into the earth as we implement the godly wisdom of Proverbs” (TPT)
Summer Sundays@ LIFEhouse
Sunday@ worship we shared a cross + generational Christmas! LIFEhouse Sunday School and IMPACT youth join other generations of friends as we see what Christmas really means…
As you may already know, there is an ancient practice of following the days and months of the year focused on the life of the Church. We call this, “The Church Year.” Just like we have seasons in the way we speak of our calendar year, we have seasons in the church year.
We begin the church year with the season of Advent. These are the days leading up to Christmas. Each week of Advent is marked by the lighting of a new candle.
Advent is a time to focus on the coming of Jesus, both as the baby Jesus born into the world about 2000 years ago, and King Jesus who will return to bring heaven and earth together as one in the last days.
Promises of Advent is the theme for each Sunday of Advent. Each week we will hear how God follows through on promises in our life.
Promises of Advent Sundays@ 10 a.m.
December 2 Advent 1: A Promise Big Enough to Save (Luke 21:25-36)
December 9 Advent 2: A Promise So Ordinary It’s Easy To Miss (Luke 3:1-6)
“LIFEhouse Living: All Things Christmas”
December 16 Advent 3: A Promise Each of Us Is Invited Into (Luke 3:7-18)
December 23 Advent 4: A Promise That Changes the World (Luke 1:39-55)
Not many Christians think of themselves as “unbelievers.” We normally use the term to describe people who are “seekers” or not-yet disciples of Jesus. But there are many things about God that we actually do not believe. Often there is a large gap between what we say we believe in our head, and what we truly believe in our heart. This is what is behind all sin.
Moving from unbelief to belief about what is true of God is a big part of gospel fluency, discipleship and the way out from sinful thoughts, actions or emotions.
The Story of God answers big questions in our life, very importantly it tells us who we are, whose we are, and what we are here for. And how we tell our own personal story should also help others begin to look to God and his Story for those same answers in their lives. God is the HERO of every story!
Week two of our eight-week journey to transformation in community. This week we will consider how our story is be a continuation of God’s story as we follow him.
We live in story, and all of us have been shaped by a dominant story. Is the story that most shapes your life and identity THE story of God that is told throughout the Bible? Or is it a story from your culture, dysfunctional background or a stack of lies that makes up the primary narrative of your life?
What we believe about God and what he is like will ultimately determine what we believe about ourselves and how life works.
The Gospel Primer: an eight-week guide to transformation in community.
This week we are focusing on, What is the Gospel?
“God himself has come to rescue and renew creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.”
That’s the good news.
The bad news is if we don’t trust the good…
Working in partnership with God and other’s who trust in him, we can grow in our trust and be an encouragement to others. We can truly share the Gospel.
So search your hearts every day, my brothers and sisters, and make sure that none of you has evil or unbelief hiding within you. For it will lead you astray, and make you unresponsive to the living God.
For worship this week we will sing six, yes six Christmas carols that the congregation picks out live! There will be 16 carols to choose from, accompanied by Thelma on the organ. The theme for this Fourth Sunday of Advent is Love and we will love to come together for God’s Word, God’s Meal, and lots of singing!