The Promise of Forgiveness

1 Preparation Before the communion message, several songs should be sung with the topic of Forgiveness in Relationships. For example… -Love, Love, Love, Love -We Are One In The Spirit 2 Scripture Matthew 6:6-15 6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your […]

Forgive Your Brother 77 Times

Preparation Prior to presenting this celebration of the Lord’s Supper, sing a hymn about mercy or forgiveness, for example “Purer in Heart, O God”. Introduction In Matthew 18, Jesus is confronted with the very common question on how much patience and mercy we need to have with each other, especially our own family members. I […]

Jesus’ Formula for Love and Forgiveness – by Tim Priestley

Could not parse XML from YouTube Introduction Jesus often taught others by calling to light comparisons between different people.  His perspective on these differences were often surprising–sometimes offensive to those who listened.  But they always made for compelling illustrations.  I’m going to read from a passage where Jesus highlights the different actions between a hospitable […]

The Sense of Touch

Note: This is the 3rd of a 4 week series. 1. Introduction (Note: Prior to the Communion message, we will listen to a hymn and pass around several instruments surrounding the cross) Matthew 13:16-17 – But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, […]