This weeks sermon is on fear. Not just what it is or where it comes from, but how we overcome it! For we are not given a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and a sound mind. We will be looking at how God fights for us and with us to declare victory in our lives, rooted in His goodness, dependent on His confidence, and understood in His identity of who He is for us and who we are in Him. I am so excited to see what God has in store for driving out fear in our lives!
We are going to look at “faithfulness that sways opinions”. Daniel’s faithfulness to the lord over the years that he was serving in Babylon caused the opinion of the king to change, he to began to believe in the one true God. Often times we don’t see our faithfulness as having an impact on the world around us, but over time the Lord will bless our faithfulness if we continue to follow and trust in him.
We will not be meeting this Sunday for MSM Sunday Morning Service. Have a blessed Easter worshiping and celebrating Easter with your family at Bethel at 9 or 11am.
See you next Sunday!!
This upcoming Sunday, we’ll be learning about the story of the fiery furnace. While many of your students may already be familiar with this biblical story, we’re going to focus on the world’s reaction when God calls us to be set apart for him. If you get a moment this week, remind your student of a ‘fiery furnace’ they have faced and God’s faithfulness to them through that trial.
This week in our “Set Apart” series we are looking at the second dream that Daniel interpreted for the King Nebuchadnezzar, and how the Lord taught him a simply yet very important lesson that he is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and he gives them to whom ever he wants. When we understand this – we understand that we should praise God for every sphere of influence he has given us.
This week in MSM we’re continuing to look at Daniel and how he remained faithful to the teachings of God choosing not to conform to the patterns of this world. Through Daniel’s faithfulness he swayed the opinions of those around him and the Lord gave him favor and greater knowledge and understanding.
For the next 6 weeks in MSM we will be looking at the lives of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and how though they were strangers in a far away land they choose to hold on to their belief in the Lord amongst the pressures of giving up the faith.
Last weekend we had our Winter Camp where we learned about the strength we gain by being in community with one another. This Sunday, a few students will be sharing about their experience as we look deeper into what the term “Fellowship” means for us.
Act 2:42 says – They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
“Don’t get discouraged by comparing your personal struggles with others’ outward highlights/popularity. Remember that God looks at your heart!”