Display #
Study Date
Teacher
Scripture
Series
Title
Media
Study Introduction

12/29/2013

Phil Perry

Christmas
The Magi and their Gifts

Christmas is a time of giving gifts and this tradition finds its heart in the Magi and their gifts for baby Jesus. It has devolved into a fine mix of commercialism, keeping up the Joneses and guilt to create the mess we have today. The original gifts were a worship opportunity and a sign of devotion, love and adoration. What do gifts mean in your family?

12/22/2013

Phil Perry

Luke 2

Christmas
The Difficult Days of Jesus Birth

The days surrounding the birth of Jesus were difficult to say the least. In some ways culture was advancing rapidly and technology was making tremendous inroads and life was becoming easier. In other ways though the fabric and morality of culture was falling apart. In the midst of this chaos God stepped into history; in many ways the days we are living in have been seen before…

12/15/2013

Phil Perry

Christmas
Joseph and the Baby

One of the least considered characters of the Christmas story is Joseph. Little is known about him, but he is so important to the birth of Jesus. There are some important lesson we can learn from this humble and godly man…

12/8/2013

Phil Perry

Christmas
Living Godly during Christmas

We mostly enjoy Christmas time. If we are honest there are many things we could do without like crazy traffic, crazier shoppers and endless advertisements. How should we live Godly during this overly commercialized holiday season?

12/1/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
New Heaven & Earth

The final chapter, the ending of the story is really just the beginning of God’s next masterpiece—eternity! God fixes all that is broken and remakes the world as it was intended to be in the first place. We will have all of eternity to get to know Him and each other….

11/24/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
Judgment Day

Judges, justice, judgment, guilt, innocence, trials; all of these are words that fill us with angst. Fairness is what we want, as long as it ends in our blessing and others getting what they deserved. Judgment Day is coming for all of us; we will all give an accounting of what we have done with what God has given to us—Life. Will you be ready?

11/17/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
Jesus the Triumphant King

We don’t contemplate much about kings and the ones left in office today are fairly powerless and far from the ancient kings that ruled the earth. The Bible compares Jesus reign with the ancient kings and shows how powerful and universal His reign will be. The question for each of us today is, “is He King of my life?”

11/10/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
Jesus Return for His Followers

What is yet ahead in God’s story? We have looked from the beginning to the present but the story is not over. What we have covered is just the beginning of an unfolding story. We are waiting Jesus’ promised return, will you be ready?

11/3/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Developing Church (Romans to Jude)

The church developed quickly over the first 60 years and the text of the New Testament was completed. There were problems and struggles along the way, but through it all we can see the Hand of God continuing to guide the development of His plan and Story…

10/27/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Early Church (Acts)

With the ascension of Jesus the disciples had about 10 days of “What do we do next” angst. Told to return and wait in Jerusalem, they did as they were told. What would the future be like? When would the kingdom arrive? Will we see Jesus again? God was preparing them for His next chapter in drawing humanity back to Himself—the Church!

10/20/2013

Bill & Tracy Coupe

Missionaries
Lift Your Eyes Up

Missionary to Loja, Ecuador, Bill Coupe shares God's vision of the mission field before us - here and abroad.

10/13/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Burial, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus

What a mixed bag of emotions the ensuing 43 days must have been for the disciples. Fear, Awe, Love, Excitement, Disappointment, Mistrust, the emotions must have ebbed and flowed. For us almost 2,000 years later, these 43 days are the basis for our hope. Without the resurrection we are hopeless…

9/29/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Death of Jesus

We are familiar with the death of Jesus. He completely died so that we could completely live; but this new life only comes by placing our faith in what He has done for us.

9/22/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Trials of Jesus

Thursday night into Friday morning are a blur of activity. A series of illegal and legal trials are held, and ultimately Jesus is found guilty and sentenced to die. He says very little, but is truly a fulfillment of Isaiah’s description of a lamb before her slaughters…

9/15/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Passion Week of Jesus

The Passion week of Jesus is one we speak of often; but plays such a critical role in HIS Story. The gospels devote the majority of their message to this week and the events of it. We need to see the redemptive work of God despite the intentions of the evil one to destroy Jesus…

9/1/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Reality of Hell

The subject of Hell needs to be addressed in the Story of God as it gives context and meaning to the ministry of Jesus. Is He just a good teacher instructing us on becoming more moral? Is He a religious charlatan conning His followers with fear? What does He have to say about Heaven and Hell? Listening to modern theologians it can sound convincing that He simply taught how to be environmentally friendly and at peace and harmony with all; yet He taught very clearly about this very real and scary place called Hell…

8/25/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
One with God (The Two Natures of Jesus)

As Jesus ministry continues, the question of Who He is comes up. It is a question we still wrestle with today as His natures are beyond our comprehension and understanding. We will attempt to get a glimpse of Jesus…

8/18/2013

Phil Perry

John 3-4

HIS Story
Nicodemus and the Samaritan Woman (God reaches the religious and sinner)

Quickly in Jesus ministry we see that His approach is different and radical. He meets one on one with two very different people and is able to convey the good news to both in a relevant and impactful way. We too are tasked with reaching a divergent group of people and we must be as creative as Jesus was in reaching them…

8/11/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Early Ministry of Jesus

Jesus ministry began quickly and soon many followed Him. Not many of these will end up being genuine followers and there seemed to be a desire to fit into the latest rage and trend. His early ministry incorporated lots of miracles and preaching. This morning we will look at a sample message recorded in Matthew and Luke. This would not have been a complete copy; but most likely a “cliff” notes version…

8/4/2013

Phil Perry

HIS Story
The Temptation of Jesus

Immediately following Jesus temptation, Jesus is led into the wilderness and after he fasts for 40 days, he is confronted by the evil one himself—Satan. How does this fit into the overall story? We are reminded that Jesus endured everything we endure, yet He did not sin. How would we handle these temptations? How do we handle other things that life throws at us? Jesus shows us the way to overcome and remain faithful…

Copyright © 2017 -- All Rights Reserved.