November 20, 2022
Peter tells us what this is, what it looks like, how it comes. We want to know when it will come. What should we be doing? Peter is echoing what is prophesied by Joel 2,3. Paul too, speaks of The Day of the Lord. And knowing this about the coming Day of the Lord, how should we be living our lives? This challenging message concludes with 15 Be Attitudes that will help us along our way.
Scriptures: 2 Peter 3:10-14; 1 Thessalonians 5
November 13, 2022
Jesus asked, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see?”
Come and See! Come experience life in Jesus, in it’s most raw form. Come experience the supernatural. Come out of the city to the quiet and remote places. Amazing Springs. What does Jesus offer that the World doesn't? Listen in for the answer.
AGCC is preparing the saints for what lies ahead before Jesus comes for us and God’s wrath descends upon the world.
Scriptures: Mark 1:4-8; Luke 7:18-26; Acts 2:42; 11:19-26
November 7, 2022
Have you ever…. taken a different route or made a change of plans or ran late only to discover God’s foresight…?
Trusting in God’s foresight is hearing God’s direction and doing it while not knowing the way things are going to work out—but having a great trust in God’s omniscience. When we take on things that are bigger than we are, we know that upon completion it was of God.
God is worthy of our trust!
Scriptures: Matthew 2:12-23; Acts 26:24-27:12
October 30, 2022
Family is critical to civilization. The number of births per family to keep population from decreasing is 2.1. Most Western nations have fallen very close to that or below. In 1950 the global fertility rate was 4.7. In 2021 it was 2.3.
Marriages are needed to create a sound social construct for births. The marriage rate around the world has plummeted. In 1950 it was 16 marriages per 1000 people; presently 5 / 1000.
Having a family is the adventure of a lifetime!
Being in the household of God is the adventure of eternity!
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,” Eph 2:19
October 23, 2022
Immutable. An attribute of God. God does not change. He is unchanging in His nature, His plan, and His being. We can trust Him BECAUSE He doesn’t change.
The world we live in is constantly changing. As a people, we have anxiety, panic attacks, depression, mania. Why?
Scriptures: James 1:17; Malachi 3:6; Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 13:8, 6:17-20; Mark 4:35-41
October 16, 2022
How could Judas spend 3 years with Jesus and not be affected or born again?
At first glance, none of the story of Judas makes sense. However, I think it can teach us a lot about discernment, faith, trust in God, and the mercy of God. This character study challenges us on living and loving like Jesus.
Jesus knows there will be betrayers and is not scared of them. Why should we be? He lived among them. He demonstrated grace, power, and glory. He did not join in on their sin. He didn’t go to pagan temples and festivals. He went to weddings, Jewish, not same sex or pagan.
Jesus didn’t force Judas to change.
Scriptures: Psalm 41:9, 109:8; Zechariah 11:12,13; and compilation of all scriptures regarding Judas Iscariot.
October 9, 2022
Psalm 63 is ‘looking up’. 1st commandment. Before the 2nd.
Love God: You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deu 6:5
If we’re going to love others we first need to love God. The invisible God. All powerful.
If we forget about loving God and just focus on loving others, we are doing it without His strength. It’s a temporal love. It’s a love without roots and opens us up to being swayed by the carnal love of the world. The world that is under the temporal reign of the Prince of the Air.
October 2, 2022
As the church grew, the apostles could not be in attendance at every church. So they had to write letters. Letters to correct and warn. Believers were taking the message of ‘Jesus is returning soon’ to mean SOON. It was causing people to get impatient, even doubting the gospel of Jesus. Others were becoming idle or engaging in immorality.
Seems like this could describe last week to us!
Scripture: 2 Peter 3:8-17
September 25, 2022
When athletic records are broken they are pinnacle events in the world. Witnessing the event is something we take away with us and when we’re telling stories around the campfire, we recall it. Usually it’ll be something we witnessed a decade or two ago. We remember the surroundings. Who was there. The weather. Where we were at the moment.
The apostle Peter said, “I, James and John, saw with our own eyes a mysterious sample of His coming glory.”
Join us as we look into the eyewitness account!
Scriptures: 2 Peter 1:16-19; Matthew 17; Revelation 11
September 18, 2022
The epistle of Jude is addressed to all believers in the gospel. Its design appears to be to guard believers. Believers are cautioned against being surprised at such deceivers arising among them. Jude tells us mockers will come and how to recognize them. He then turns the discussion to what we should be doing instead.
Scripture: Jude 17-25