In the final sermon of 2018 we take a look back and then forward. Waterview has been a successful church in the past, but we acknowledge the path to success is to keep moving forward. To inspire and encourage us we reflect on the words of Moses from Deut. 31:6.
Sundays have always been important for those who are Christians. Yet, there is a problem if Christianity is only a Sunday experience. God desires we take our faith beyond the Sunday worship experience and allow it to impact those around us all week long. Romans 12 gives us a great reminder of how this may look in our lives today.
Philosophy will endlessly debate the question of "why" people suffer. A better, more productive question we should ask is "what are we going to do when problems happen?" In this lesson, we contemplate the value of difficulties and what we can do to overcome them with a Bible-based faith.
Every Christian faces a difficult task. How do we live in the world but not like the world? Our task is to not allow the world to trick us into valuing things of the world over things of God.
This lesson isn't about learning to handle criticism. This lesson is learning how to be less critical. It's true we need to learn both, but our country and churches will be much healthier if we can learn to practice less faultfinding and more good-finding. After a discussion about the problem of criticism, we looks at some solutions for overcoming criticism.
We live in "an age of anger." Statistics suggest that those who struggle with anger believe they should seek help. No wonder then that God's word addresses this problem and gives us keys to overcoming it! This lesson discusses 5 simple steps to take in "Overcoming Anger."
How important is patient endurance? In it, Jesus says, "you will win your soul" (Lk. 21:19). Our ability to overcome impatience is not just a need for getting along, but getting to heaven. This lesson's goal is to help us understand what patience really is and to understand why we need it and when we'll need it.
We are sometimes our own worst enemy. Satan knows this and he'll use our tendency to focus on ourselves to cause us be overcome. It is true that God wants us to "overcome" through his Son. But one of the things the Lord said we must also do is "deny yourself." This lesson looks at practical, biblical steps to "Overcoming Yourself." Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe on YouTube
Our culture speaks of winning and losing on a daily basis. Spiritually speaking, winning and losing is the same thing as being saved or lost. Or, another way of saying it, it's the same thing as overcoming or being overcome. This lesson is the introductory sermon for a series about God's desire for his people to "overcome."