Monday, April 17, 2017

Lost & Found

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Our Easter message this year focuses on the Prodigal Son. If we find ourselves LOST, a u-turn is usually a good idea. Have you ever heard the GPS say, “Please turn around?” Sometimes the Holy Spirit whispers that to us too. The Biblical word for this is repentance. We examine the six-step process of how to R.E.P.E.N.T.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Wasted

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What should a Christ follower learn from the younger son in Jesus' Prodigal parable?  In "Wasted" we consider 5 versions of our commitment to Christ - questions we should ask ourselves every single day if we are really determined to become who God created us to be.

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Search Party

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We study the parable of the woman who lost one coin and searched diligently for it. God invites us to join His search party for even one lost loved one. We consider 10 motivating reasons we should join in the party.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

One In A Hundred

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Jesus said that God’s love for people is so great that he searches for the one who is lost from Him. What does this mean for our relationship with God? What does this mean for our relationship with other people? Today we consider Luke 15:1-7. Along the way we learn not only the basic principle underlying the whole chapter, but also a core value for Church Requel.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

One Priority

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Jesus’ appeal for us to accept His invitation to the Christian life is much different than the way we often think of it. We often consider emotional appeals to “accept Christ into our lives.” But Jesus taught that we should soberly “count the cost” ahead of time and be prepared to “carry our cross.” We consider six reasons why we should be rational, considered and enlightened when we decide to follow Jesus.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

The No-Excuses RSVP

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Good. Better. Best. When it comes to making life choices, God is not satisfied with good or even better choices. He wants what is best for me. Especially when it comes to my relationship with God. So when God grants an invitation to His banquet, my RSVP must be “yes” and “now.” What keeps you from saying “yes” and “now” to God’s invitation? We study Jesus’ parable in Luke 14:15-26 and along the way consider how to make certain our RSVP is always the right one.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

What Comes Naturally

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What comes naturally is often not a good idea for us if we are Christ followers. Jesus gives us a couple of natural examples in Luke 14:7-14. We talk about responding in God’s Spirit rather than reacting in our own nature.

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