Series: God’s Devil: Satan’s rebellion serving God’s purposes “The Star that Bit the Dust”, 03-01-2020 by Pastor Joel Zuidema

Ezekiel 28:11-19, Isaiah 14:13-14

“The devil is God’s devil.”   Martin Luther
“The devil believed it was “Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven”     John Milton, Paradise Lost

Series: Not a Fan, Is Jesus Enough, 02-23-2020 – by Pastor Joel Zuidema

When Jesus is the only thing on the menu, you find out if He’s the one you are really hungry for.
When you really know Jesus as Lord, you don’t want to leave Him.
We don’t know the way we wish, so we don’t believe the way we should.
We don’t know the day, but we Know His Name.

Series: Not a Fan, More Than Rules, 02-16-2020 – by Pastor Joel Zuidema

John 8:1-11, Jeremiah 17:13

Rules can be cumbersome                           Rules don’t inspire grace                           Rules don’t keep us around

Series: Not a Fan, The Comfortable Cross, 02-09-2020 – by Pastor Joel Zuidema

Luke 9:23, 1 Corinthians 1:18-22, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

God makes the cross beautiful.

What Jesus did for the cross He can do for you.

Series: Not a Fan, Choosing Intimacy, 02-02-2020 – by Pastor Joel Zuidema

Luke 7: 36-50, Luke 9:23, Genesis 4:1

God knows you intimately,  God intends you to know Him intimately,  Fans choose knowledge of God,  Followers embrace intimacy

Series: Not a Fan: Open Invitation, 01-26-2020 – by Pastor Joel Zuidema

Luke 9:23, Mark 2:13-17
Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ is seen as optional today.  Sadly, it has become enough that a person accept Christ as savior and affirm certain beliefs to be a Christian. While these things are absolutely essential, they are not enough and they only partially fulfill the teachings of scripture and the commands of Jesus.   Will you accept Jesus’ invitation to be a true follower rather than merely a fan?  And, will you accept anyone else whom He calls to follow?

 

Series: Not a Fan: Define the Relationship, 01-19-2020 – by Pastor Joel Zuidema

Luke 9:23, John 6:66, Luke 14:26
Following Jesus isn’t something you can do at night where no one notices.  It’s a twenty-four-hour-a-day commitment that will interfere with your life.  That’s not the small-print–that’s a guarantee.  Many have made a decision to believe in Jesus without making a commitment to follow Jesus.  When Jesus defines the relationship he wants with us he makes it clear that being a fan who believes without making any real commitment to follow isn’t an option.”   -Kyle Idleman

 

Series: Under the Bethlehem Star – The End . . . . The Beginning, 12-29-2019 by Pastor Joel Zuidema

Devotions Week 5