Thrive Series

How can we better celebrate this holiday we call CHRISTmas? BARAK       To Kneel or to bless   Mary’s example:   Luke 1:26-55   There is nothing more worthy of delight than…
Christmas – What are you looking forward to this Christmas?  TOWDAH       Thankful Anticipation David:   Psalm 69:1-4,10-18,29-33  Jonah:   Jonah 2:1-10  Magi:     Matthew 2:1-2,9-11   David gave God TOWDAH praise while surrounded…
Yadah - To revere or worship with outstretched hands Halal - To shine, to boast, to praise, to celebrate, to make a fool of, to be clamorously foolish"   Psalms…
PRAISE is an expression of honor & thanks to God in response to who He is and what He’s done.             Praise isn’t always & only given to God.            …
Is the devil really real? Matthew 4:8-11 Ways the devil uses TEMPTATION: He shows you the bait and hides the hook. He gets you to rationalize sin as virtue. He…
I Peter 5:5-7 HUMILITY as it relates to leadership. HUMILITY as it relates to one another. HUMILTY as it relates to God.   If you want a church that functions…
Dangers for Pastors: Working from obligation. Pursuit of money. Laziness Abuse of leadership   Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but…
"elder”  =  One who is spiritually older/mature “shepherd/pastor”  =  to feed “bishop/overseer”  =  leading, directing, guiding     A Shepherd’s Job Description: Provision - Feeding- gift of teaching Protection -…
What Not to Do What To Do When Suffering 1. Don't be Surprised 1. Rejoice for Future Glory & Present Blessings 2. Don't deserve your suffering 2. Remember the future.…
“Above all, love each other deeply.”  V8                 Show hospitality to each other joyfully.  V9 Use your gifts to serve others selflessly.  V10     How are you doing…