Peak of the Week (Page 3)

Peak of the Week: Be Happy, Part 1A

God Wants Me To Be Happy Psalm 128:1-6 NKJV Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways. 2 When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. 3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, Your children like olive plants All around your table. 4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed Who fears the LORD. 5 The…

Peak of the Week: Overwhelmed, Part 4 of 4

Jesus to his disciples Mark 6:31 “Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while.” Earlier in the history of Israel – when the temple was dedicated – the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said: 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I…

Peak of the Week: Overwhelmed, Part 3 of 4

Over the last decade, anxiety has overtaken depression as the most common reason college students seek counseling services. In its annual survey of students, the American College Health Association found a significant increase—to 62% in 2016 from 50% in 2011—of undergraduates reporting “________________ ______________________.” 2 Chronicles 20:20-22 “Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground; and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before Jehovah, worshiping Jehovah.” Question: Are you a leader? Think about people you lead…

Peak of the Week: Overwhelmed, Part 2 of 4

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6 KJV The next two steps when overwhelmed: 2 Chronicles 20 FIX YOUR ____________ ON _______________. vs 12: “We do not know what to do, … I stopped there last week. Let’s finish the statement. “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” We need to be overwhelmed by the ____________ and the __________ of our God. vs. 14:…

Peak of the Week: Overwhelmed, Part 1 of 4

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the problems you face and troubles that come your way? Jehoshaphat faced what appeared to be an insurmountable alliance of adversaries coming against him: 2 Chronicles 20:1-2 NKJV It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat. 2 Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from…

Peak of the Week: REAL FAITH #4 – Trust

James 1:2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds.” James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault.” Trials Often Bring: _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ REAL FAITH – FAITH IN GOD Faith is only as useful as the ________________ of your faith. James 1:6-8 – “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like…

Peak of the Week: REAL FAITH #3 – God’s Character

James 1:5-8 NKJV If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is Why Ask God? The Answer Is…

Peak of the Week: REAL FAITH #2 – Our Greatest Resource

How are we to respond to God and his love during trials? James, like Jesus, lets us know that as believers we’re not shielded from trials but are called to count our trials as a cause for joy. Why? Because trials test our faith, and trials build perseverance. James 1:2-5 NKJV My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect…

Peak of the Week: REAL FAITH #1 – The Truth About Trials

Reality TV has become a popular genre for television over the last several decades. The reality is that they often don’t reflect “reality” at all. Situations may be scripted, participants are placed in artificial situations, outcomes are rigged, and on and on the list could go. I think a false reality has often been painted regarding the Christian life. Some have the impression if you’re on God’s side, you will prosper financially, you’ll stay healthy, and relatively free of the…

Men and Women of the Bible: Judah

Lesson Twenty-six: Judah, He Whom Thy Brethren Shall Praise Lesson Text: Genesis 38:1-30 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Judah. Memory Verse: Genesis 49:10 Lesson Readings: Genesis 29:31-35 Genesis 37:23-28 Genesis 38:1-30 Genesis 43:1-14 Genesis 44:1-34 Genesis 46:1-7, 28 Fact Questions: Who is Judah? What does his name mean? Genesis 29:35 What was Judah’s part in the plan to kill Joseph? Genesis 37:26, 27 What were the names of Judah’s sons? Genesis 38:3-5 Who was…