Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's gonna rain on my world

This past Sunday we finished our SERMON SERIES "Storms" We dealt with questions like, "What does bad things happen to good people?" "If God is a God of love than why is there evil in this world?" You can listen to this message on our website or you can listen on iTunes at This Sunday we will kick off our NEW series "You Pick" with the #1 topic "How do I know God is speaking?"

Someone in our church shared some thoughts with me after the message on Sunday. I thought they were worth passing on to everyone :)

In Genesis 2-3 we do see the destruction and death that sin brought into the world. We see that sin (missing the mark of God's standard) always brings death, decay and destruction. Because of sin, Satan was give temporary authority in this world (John 14:30, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 John 5:19). Yet there is a glimpse of hope found in Genesis 3:14-15...
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this, you are cursed
    more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
    groveling in the dust as long as you live.
15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike[b] your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”
In one of the darkest and gloomy moments in human history God is present, involved and offering hope. This is the first prophecy in the Bible about Jesus and how HE will defeat Satan!!
You and I will go through storms in life. It will rain on us no matter how much we follow and love God. However, in the midst of the storm God is present, is involved and He always offers hope. This is what Jesus said in the Gospel of John chapter 13
John 16:33 33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Below is also the take home page from Sunday morning...


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