Heartbeat (Psalm 119)

MOTIVATE Some stories are worth repeating… Last week’s message emphasized the importance that we cannot grow spiritually without gathering with other believers. We need to be meaningfully connected to the local church. Today’s message is about the centrality of God’s word in our life and spiritual community. EXAMINE           Psalm 119 Psalm 119 is longest chapter…

Every Word in Trials & Temptations

PLAY AUDIO: MOTIVATE Illus[1]: Oysters suffer affliction when they get a grain of sand lodged inside their shells. No matter what they do, they can’t get rid of it. The sand gets lodged and it grows irritating to the oyster. The gritty sand becomes so irritating the oyster responds by coating the sand over and…

Living on the Path (Psalm 119)

MOTIVATE One Little League Baseball game stands out to a young boy. An opposing team’s batter hit a ground rule double that bounced over the fence. Two outfielders scampered over the fence to retrieve the ball so the game could continue (the league had a tight budget on baseballs). Both teams waited for them to…