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Financial Peace University

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Meeting Sundays 6-8pm June 3rd – August 5th

Location: Lighthouse Community Church
5 E Penn St, Lyons, PA 19536
Directions: Click Here

Contact: Mark Marks

Registration: Click Here
*Please note, to view the class on Dave Ramsey’s site you will need to register first.

From Financial Stress to Financial Peace

Here’s the sermon series Nate preached last time we went through this class.

The Christian Atheist

“Go up and take possession of the land I have given you.” But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust him or obey…
spit: emeo (em-eh'-o); to spit, vomit, utter rejection, supremely repulsed. LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS ENERGIZED CHRISTIANS Crave acceptance from People more than acceptance from God. Find rest in the acceptance they already…
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God to restrain them. 2 In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really…

1 Peter: Hopeful Suffering

WHY are wives called to submission?   Following your husband’s leadership is the most powerful tool you have to influence him toward Christ.   How wives try to change their…
SLAVERY in the BIBLE: Jesus didn’t come to free people from slavery, He came to free them from their sins. Jesus didn’t come to change the national culture, He came…
Christians & Government Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him…
Continued theme from last week...  SURRENDER. Why should I surrender anything to God? Because it's not who I am anymore Because certain things want to destroy us Where is the…
Knowing who I am in Christ If we fully embrace our ___________________________, it radically affects our _____________________________________. False identities ~ Your real identity (as God sees you) ~ You are…
Rejection "rejected by men, but chosen by God" Not the way things used to be "a spiritual house" "a holy priesthood" How do I qualify for such an honor? "through…
The Bible has the power for Salvation. The Bible is LIVING The Bible is ENDURING The Bible has the power for Transformation. The FILTHY FIVE of human relationships: MALICE –…
Set your HOPE on Heaven, Strive for Holiness while Here What is "holines"? What is the ONE THING that makes "holiness" possible for me? 2 Good Reasons to strive for…
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Making Room

1. Getting my heart in the right spot. The good samaritan - Luke 10:25-37 Who must I help? vs Who can I help? Jesus came to forgive sinners, not to…
“Martha’s problem is not in her service; it’s in her distraction. Potential threats to our successful hospitality: 1. The need to have everything just right. “Martha was distracted by all…
My approach to life and my place in the “body” Romans 12:1-5 “in view of God’s mercy” conformed or transformed (circle one) “sober judgment” = a modest assessment of oneself…
Hospitality is graciously sharing what you have with someone else. Biblical Hospitality = Sharing love to strangers Ephesians 2:11-22 "Before Christ" vs "In Christ" Romans 12:13 - Share with God's…
Values that can hinder deepening relationships: 1. Accomplishment 2. Accumulation 3. Refuge 4. Anonymity The first core concept of hospitality: Acceptance “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you,…

Advent Conspiracy

What is one of the most meaningful gifts you've ever been given? When we give ourselves, we're loving like Christ. John 1:1-14 What did Jesus give? Luke 2:11 "Today in…
1. How can I be content as God desires? 2. What did God give at Christmas? 3. What did God spend at Christmas? 4. What were the Gold, Frankincense, &…

Chasing Happy

A very common lie: “Happiness is found in ___________________.” A not-so-common truth: “Happiness is found in _________________.” 3 things we must believe in order to experience the JOY of generosity:…
3 Sources of Anxiety 1. Unresolved conflict Philippians 4:2-5 - value my relationships as much as my rights. - be willing to involve others when necessary. - don’t depend on…

Eat Up

2017-11-12
Genesis 25:27-34 An example NOT to follow Dangerous Appetites: “Your appetites will either rule you or be ruled by you.” How do we rule our appetites? Philippians 3:17-4:1 “Choose what…
“Rejoice in the Lord.” Philippians 3:1 What’s your “why?” When Jesus becomes your treasure, He also becomes your purpose. “Watch out for those dogs” (Phil 3:2-4) “the dogs” = religious…
In today’s culture, our understanding of “purpose” has changed. PURPOSE = Potential = Happiness. “self-esteem” + “American dream” = Expected Greatness Philippians 2:19-30 Timothy - “I have no one like…
“work out your salvation” “with fear and trembling” “it is God who works in you” “to will and to act” “do everything without complaining” “shine like stars in the universe”…
Happiness is always linked to circumstances BUT it is most often sabotaged when I fail to see (or give appropriate value to) some of the best things God has given…

Zoom Out

2017-10-01
How do you find happiness when life doesn't turn out the way you expected? When you change what you see, you will change what you feel. To view the "Fred's…
Lies We Believe: Happiness is found in my physical appearance Happiness is found in my posessions Happiness is found in my achievements The Truth about Happiness: Happiness doesn't come from…
The way we tend to think about “happy”: “My happenings determine my happiness.” A better way to think about “happy”: “Happiness comes from changing my perspective, not changing my circumstances.”…

FAQ Sermon Series

Got Questions? The Bible has Answers.

 

What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Genesis 2:18,22-25; Exodus 20:4; I Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 5:3 Why would God limit something as beautiful as sex? Not only is it beautiful,…
Biblical evidence that the answer is YES: (2 Timothy 3:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3-4; James 5:8; I Peter 4:7; Matthew 24:36-39; Revelation 22:7,12,20; Hebrews 1:1-2; Acts 2:17) 4 possible responses to…
Special guest speaker Rick Hadley Science = Observable, testable knowledge Religion = A cause, principle, or system of beliefs Naturalism = The presupposition or belief that there is no God.
The 3 “Wills” of God: 1. Sovereign will - God always gets his way 2. Moral will - God points out the right way 3. Individual will - God has…

Set Free

Experience long term victory over the beast within.

Perks of Slavery to Sin sin --> Death Impurity Ever Increasing Wickedness Death Perks of Slavery to Righteousness Life Right Living Set Free Ever Increasing Holis

Set Free

2017-04-09
Prayer: “God, please use the truth of Romans 6 to help me die to this sin.” The gospel: The good news that Jesus offers Forgiveness, Freedom from Sin, and New…