Plumb Lines: Love on Display is Our Most Convincing Witness

We are all known for something.

Houdini was known as a great magician.  Einstein was known for having a brilliant mind.  Mother Teresa was known for her compassion.  What comes to mind when people think about you?  The answer to that question says a lot about you.

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples – when they see the love you have for each other.” – John 13:34-35


This message is from Jason Rodgers is from our Munford Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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Father’s Day

“I’m afraid I’m not a very good husband.”

“I’m not sure I am really setting a very good example for my children.”

“I wish I knew how to relate better to my wife and children.”

All of these are statements heard in counseling sessions with men who were at a crossroads in terms of their family lives. truth be known, many men feel like they don’t know how to lead their families well. Perhaps they didn’t have a good example growing up, or they have made poor choices for years . . . but most men don’t feel like they lead well.

It is critical to understand what the Bible says about men and how they relate to their families. Being a good dad starts with being a good husband. the Bible gives clear instructions on how the Christian man is to lead his family, and particularly relate to his wife. The purpose of the message today is not to point out fault in our lives or to “beat up on the men” on Father’s Day, but to try to understand what real success looks like when it comes to family life.

No man is perfect. No marriage is perfect. No father is perfect. None of us lead perfectly, and none of us had perfect examples. That’s why we need our Heavenly Father to show us the way. Today, we’ll look at the path to great leadership in the home, and start the process of loving the way that Jesus loves us.


This weeks message from Jason Rodgers is from our Munford Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.


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Sanctity of Human Life (2018)

This is a sensitive subject.

The sanctity of human life, abortion, and adoption can bring up lots of strong feelings and images of angry people on all sides of the issue. In today’s message, we seek to lay a biblical foundation and create some spiritual anchors.

When we, the church, declare the truth from Scripture that LIFE begins at conception, we must do it in honest, consistent, bold, and gentle ways. In order to be clear about the sin of abortion, we must also be willing to enter into the solution. Too many people have never encountered the hope that is in Jesus either because the church is apathetic or because of the fear that all they will find is judgement and anger in the church.

The church has to be a place of love and healing.

 


This weeks message from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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Why Generosity? (1)

Solomon was one of the wealthiest men on the planet in his day.

He was the Bill Gates or Sam Walton of the Old Testament, if you will In fact, he was so wealthy that when the Queen of Sheba came to see his wealth, it literally took her breath away. (1 Kings 10)

Solomon had asked God for wisdom, and God had richly granted it to him in every area of his life, including his money. These words of wisdom are written down for us in the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. As we dive into the subject of generosity, Solomon’s wisdom will be our guide when it comes to personal finances. Having the right perspective on wealth, and learning basic financial principles is a key to being bale to do the things that God puts on our hearts to do.

Over the next three weeks, we’ll come to a better understanding of why generosity opens the door to mission and ministry in our lives and in our church.


This weeks message from Steve Carpenter is from our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast. 


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