In the conclusion of our Move From Survive to Thrive sermon series, Pastor Ron teaches us how to Thrive through listening to God's calling. This is the final installment, showing us how to get ourselves out of survival mode and into thriving mode. Do you know how to thrive in God? Listen now and find out how!
Many people were attracted to Jesus' teachings. They came from everywhere to hear this man who taught with authority. His disciples even left their families and trades to follow Jesus at his request. Find out how Jesus calls us in our daily lives to guide us to grow in this week's sermon, Thriving through Walking in the Dust, part 3 of the Moving From Survive to THRIVE in 201five!
Sunday, January 11, 2015
4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed with camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7He proclaimed, "The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. 8I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.11And a voice came from heaven, "You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased."
the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and
went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and
five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took
no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their
lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became
drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a shout, 'Look!
Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' 7Then all those
bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish said
to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9But the wise replied,
'No! there will not be enough for you and for us;
you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.' 10And
while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went
with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11Later
the other bridesmaids came also, saying, 'Lord, lord, open to us.' 12But
he replied, 'Truly I tell you, I do not know you.' 13Keep awake
therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.