Peak of the Week

Reset: Sharing Your Faith, Part 4 of 4

We Praise God to worship him, to be strengthened spiritually, and to make Him known! 1 Corinthians 14:26 – “What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation.” 1 Corinthians 14:24: “But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, as the secrets…

Reset: Worship, Part 3 of 4

The English word “worship” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “worth-ship,” which refers to extolling the praises of God because he’s worthy of our praise! Why do we worship? He is A_____________________! 2 Samuel 22:4 – “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.” Note: 1 Chronicles 16:25; Psalm 18:3; 48:1; 96:4; 145:3 Revelation 5:12 – “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength…

Reset: Prayer, Part 2 of 4

Steps to reset your life in the Word: 1. Find a A________________ to get into the Word – and be consistent. Make it an appointment you’ll keep and guard jealously. 2. Find a B_________________, or several places, where you can get alone and stay focused. 3. Eliminate C___________________. Spend twenty to thirty focused minutes alone with God letting his word speak into your life. 4. Take D____________________. Keep a journal and write down insights. 5. Start and end with E_________________________.…

Reset: Bible Study, Part 1 of 4

“…train yourself to be godly.” 1 Timothy 4:7 Godliness doesn’t simply happen. You don’t become a Christian, and the next day, demonstrate all of the attributes of a godly life…It takes training. The goal at the end of the year, the decade, is that I’m stronger, wiser, more discerning, I have deeper intimacy with God, I’ve grown in Christlikeness, and I’m starting to see others come to Christ through my life. Back to Basics: Why I need to read the bible…

Keep Growing: Benefits & Blessings, Part 4 of 4

2 Peter 1:5-11 – “…make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.” Some of you may read that; you may think about that list and think to yourself – “Wow, many of those are out-of-reach for me. Critical to taking all of this in is a needed reminder that we don’t develop these…

Keep Growing: Add to Your Faith, Part 3 of 4

2 Peter 1:5-11 – 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[a] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[b] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,[c] be all the more…

Keep Growing: Add to Your Faith, Part 2 of 4

  2 Peter 1:5-11 Last week we started out in 2 Peter 1:3-4. Some of us may fail to appreciate what scripture informs us of when it comes to all that we’ve been given “for a godly life.” • Some of us need to go deep and learn these for the first time. • Others of us need to be reminded of what we’ve already learned! Peter says in verses 12-13 – Sometimes I just need to be reminded about…

Keep Growing, Part 1 of 4

2 Peter 1:5-11 – 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be…

Be The Best You Can Be: The Golden Principle – Part 4 of 4

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Traditional) “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” (AMP) “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.” (MSG) Matthew 7:12 – THE “GOLDEN” RULE IS OFTEN STATED BUT RARELY DUPLICATED. 1. For centuries, this…

Be The Best You Can Be: The SonShine Principle – Part 3 of 4

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.] In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16 “SonShine is obviously a play on words – a take-off…