Cam Liske – Building Character – Resisting Temptation
“Fill the jars with water.” (John 2:7)
Realtors will tell you, location, location, location. The intersection of Faith and Works is an amazing location. That’s where miracles happen.
Do you want to see miracles? Do you want to see God’s purposes being fulfilled in the world today? Then meet me at the intersection of Faith and Works.
In this simple text Christ called upon faithful servants to be themselves and to do what they would have done hundreds of times already. They had filled jars with water everyday for years. This was a mundane task that had been carried out for their household master over and over and over.
But when their eyes fell upon Jesus and He asked them to do it for Him – that lead to the wonderful opportunity for the servants to show their faith through their works. They didn’t do anything new, but they did it for a different master.
They were already able, but because they were now willing, and they obeyed His request– a miracle happened. God delights in calling on us to fulfill His purposes.
One of the truths that I’m learning is that God wants desperately to speak to me. He wants me to listen to His voice and become accustomed to hearing it, so I can recognize it when He calls on me. As I spend time asking Him questions and listening for His answers I am getting better at knowing His voice and hearing when He calls me. Have I got it all right? Of course not! I’m still struggling forward into a fuller knowledge of who I am in Christ.
What are you hearing God ask?
Father; teach us to hear your call. Help us to hear, to understand and to respond when you call.
Fill the jars with water.
I’ll see you at the intersection.
“Faith & Works”
Fred Hill – Building Character – Faith & Works
Note the capitalization of the ED in experienced. I truly experienced Easter in a new and refreshing way this year. From the Ash Wednesday all the way to Easter Sunday, it was a great experience for me.
It was a great team effort that made our Experience Easter such a success this year. Thanks to Cam Liske, Cory Illingworth, Fred Hill, Judy Morrison, Matt Adams, Maureen Wiskar, Nicky Goudy, Maxine Leibel, Ulla Hovdestad and Warren Youck for giving so much of their time to set up, decorating, praying and planning. Thanks to everyone who played an instrument, jumped in to run sound or VPM as well.
Passages of scripture that were highlighted during the sermon on Sunday:
Jesus tells us he will rise again:
- Matthew 16: 21
- Matthew 17: 22 – 23
- Matthew 20: 17 – 19
- Mark 9: 30 – 32
- Mark: 10: 32 – 34
- Luke 9: 30 – 32
- Luke 18: 31 – 33
Jesus fulfills his promise and rises from the grave:
- Matthew 28: 1 – 11
- Mark 16: 1 – 20
- Luke 24: 1 – 43
- John 20: 1 – 28
Jesus can be trusted fully:
- Matthew 28: 20b
- Mark 16: 15 – 18
- Luke 24: 44 – 49
- John 20: 30 – 31
- Acts 1: 6 – 11
“Easter Sunday 2016”
Cory Illingworth – Easter Sunday 2016