In 1 Kings 12 we look at the story of King Rehoboam. He was given both foolish and wise counsel and he is remembered for how he responded this advice. We must be intentional about seeking good and godly advice that will lead us to glorifying God. When we hear godly advice, we must take heed.
We dive into 2 Kings 21-23 and look at the lives of a few kings. Some of these kings rebelled against God and compromised, but one chose to glorify God. We learn about these King’s relationship with God and His Word and we’re reminded of a few valuable lessons.
The people who are closest to the Lord have the greatest sense of their own sinfulness and need for Jesus Christ. Spending time in God’s Word is the best thing a Christian can do to fight against letting compromise creep into their life.
Diversity is both a gift and enemy to unity. In it, we find a tug-of-war competition between quantity of disciples and quality of discipleship. In today’s “pre-game speech” from Ephesians 4, Pastor James unpacks the purpose of diversity, discipleship, and maturity. No quantity of people can be a substitute for quality of disciples.
Live from the Holy Land, Pastor James leads us through Nehemiah chapter 3. Have you ever stopped to consider exactly who contributed to the rebuilding project? The list is important because every servant of God matters to God. And if you find yourself facing a difficult task, with God’s help you will find a way forward. Big things can happen when we work together.
Determined To Do My Part
Each of us has a natural inclination toward being or doing.If you’re more of a being person, maybe you like sitting, savoring, and seeking – you’re content just being.You might lean more toward delegation, determination, and duty – you’re all about accomplishing. You’re a doer.While both of these matter in their appropriate setting, none of the doing is worth doing if it’s not growing out of the being.In Nehemiah chapter 2, we will take a candid assessment of where we are and make a plan for where we are going.
Determined To Achieve