The week of April 14

The Heart Behind the Cross

The names of God we call on are ways He is at work in us. Luke 15: 11-32 shows the heart of the Father searching the horizon for His younger son.

What are You Speaking?

We all need a positivity upgrade. Proverbs 8:21; James 3: 3-5 Power of speaking Life: Words need to change circumstances, not just describe them. Joel 3: 10, Romans 10:17, Ephesians 4:29, Matthew 12:34, Genesis 1:2&3

Who is Your Circle?

Job, Moses and Jesus demonstrate the influence of a circle of people who hold our arms up when we are weak and stand for the same core values with Jesus as the center of our Circle.

Time of Hiding

I Kings 18-19 relates the contest on Mt. Carmel between Elijah and 450 prophets of Baal but Elijah felt defeated as he sat under a broom tree. Never see life at the end of a tunnel; remember what God has done before and expect the same. He wants to lead us to a deeper season. Psalm 27: 5 He wants to hear our cry and hide us in His shelter. Victory requires preparation for the next victory.

Investigating Love

Last Sunday Corrie posed the question, “Am I Love?” and Pastor Jesse helps us use the classic investigative questions by searching God’s Word for answers.

am I Love?

Corrie Tanner tells about her 2-week Elim Trip to Mexico to help at the Roca Blanca Medical Mission. The ministry includes a Bible school, Spanish school, Music school, and the clinic. 2 Peter 1: 2-8 challenges us to grow in being more like Christ in loving with open arms like He does.

Worship & Doing Life Together

Ezekiel 37: 1-14 Can these bones live? Press into a higher level of worship.Legacy is investing in the next generation’s foundation. Matthew 28: 19-20 To disciple we need to create spaces to do life together, whether it is a book study, Bible study, puzzles, crafts, people with like interests (hunters?).

Next Adventure’s Priorities

Hebrews 12:15 no root of bitterness but instead extend grace Last year defined focus of Adventure: 1. Pouring into Children & Youth 2. Worship 3. Fellowship (two new women’s Bible studies underway in homes) Kendrick began discipling children and youth; need someone called to continue authentic ministry

Can You Know the Will of God?

Surrender and Transformation Four Touchstones for Knowing the Will of God: Biblical? I Timothy 3: 16 & 17 Inner Witness, Peace? Col. 3: 15-16, Philippians 4:7 Circumstances? Acts 16: 6-10 Trusted Counselors? Prov. 15: 22 Surrender, transform by renewing your mind (not conforming to the world) John 10: 2-4, 16 Sheep know my voice

The Adventure: YOUR Packing List

There is no cookie-cutter packing list for your adventure. Matthew 6:33 Kingdom focus vs Popular opinion Can’t let anyone else think for you Isaiah 51 called to be the voice, not the echo; the Holy Spirit leads, guides and corrects. Know what is in your suitcase. Exodus 33:15 Psalm 16:11