Bible

Genesis Sermon Series Synopsis

BEGINNING AGAIN: SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT FIRST THINGS A study in Genesis 1-3  //  Fall 2020 Many people who begin reading the Bible with the best of intentions find themselves discouraged and giving up within hours, if not minutes. Here’s what I mean: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”—so far so good . . . “And Mizraim begot Ludim and Anamim and Lehavim and Naphtuhim and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from which came the Philistines) and Caphtorim” (Genesis…

A word from Pastor Scott

Over the next few weeks, we are going to take a second look at first things. By this I mean we are going to look at certain verses found in the first three chapters of Genesis—verses that deserve another look, verses that show why there is something rather than nothing. Why are we doing this? The answer is because this is how we learn everything in the universe is contingent and dependent on God’s Word for its existence, why idolatry…

Pastor John’s Notes from Bible Study Roundtable

Roundtables: How to Study the Bible. Definition for Studying the Bible: The quest to discover the meaning that has been conveyed in a text. What are the benefits of studying the Bible?  2 Timothy 3:16-17: Teaching, training, correcting, rebuking. Psalm 1:1-3: You will be spiritually fed Jeremiah 15:16: There is great joy and delight Psalm 119:3-4,11: Guide to life, helps us not to sin. What are some barriers to studying the Bible?  Time Satan Habits Cultural The Bible requires action…

MStar Kids – Sunday School

PRESCHOOL AND YOUNGER LESSON: Hello Parents!  We’re so excited to share this Sunday’s lesson with you! You’ll notice this blog was posted early, because we wanted you to see what’s being taught and shared before the actual day to watch it. So that if you get a chance to see the content beforehand, you’ll be better prepared to entertain your child’s questions or comments on the story and lesson. Teacher Deena shares our Big Idea that “I can tell everyone that…

MStar Kids – Preschool

Hi Mstar Kids Parents! In this week’s lesson for our preschool and younger kiddos, teacher Beth and Claire lead songs and share a story about Jesus praying in the garden. See the video teaching below! Today’s true Bible story is going to teach us that God hears me when I pray.  That’s our Big Idea for the day. In fact, that’s what our memory verse from the Bible tells us. BIG IDEA: God hears me when I pray. BIBLE BASIS: Matthew 26:36–56 KEY VERSE: “You…

MStar Kids – Elementary School

Hi Mstar Kids parents! It’s hard to believe, but Easter is almost here. With that in mind, this Sunday we’re learning about the saddest day of the Holy Week—the day Jesus died on the cross. As sad as it is, though, it’s such an important part of the Gospel story. There is no, “He is risen,” without their first being “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” When you’re ready, watch the lesson video with your kids. This…

Morning Star Kids – Elementary

This lesson is specific for kiddos K-5th grade! Can you believe it? Easter is coming soon! In preparation for the Holy Week, we’re learning about some of the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus. This week, we’ll be hearing about Jesus’ last supper with His disciples. When you’re ready, watch the lesson video with your kids. It’s fun for the whole family and there is an opportunity to pause and discuss. Afterwards, there are two great…

Morning Star Kids – Preschool

This lesson is specific for kiddos 2 years – preschool! In keeping in sync with the lessons our younger kiddos would be hearing and learning, we’re having a different leader teach the lesson! Keep a lookout each week! This week, teacher Deena leads songs and shares a story about Mary and Martha. See the video teaching below! Today’s true Bible story is going to teach us that Jesus wants to spend time with me. That’s our Big Idea for the day. In fact,…

Dwell App

WHAT IF? What if we look at this season as an opportunity, rather than a burden? What if we take advantage of all the cancellations to slow down and focus on what is most important? What if it takes a global pandemic to make us hunger and thirst for God’s Word in a new and powerful way? What if you look back at the Coronavirus crisis and realize: that is when Scripture became a rhythm of your life you couldn’t…

Bible Study Resources

In a sermon today, Chris talked with us about being students of Scripture. We really want to dig in and get to know what it says. Hearing from the Word each weekend at church, being in community, these things are of great value — but our hearts and minds ought to be molded first and foremost by the Word of God. Click here if you’d like to listen to the message. At the same time, it can be intimidating, and…