Fresh Start: How Christ Makes Us a New Creation

Fresh Family

January 24, 2016

The apostle Paul told the Ephesians that it was God’s plan to bring everything into submission under Christ, so that everything in heaven and earth are united in Him (Eph. 1:10). It is in Christ that all things are made new! He then laid out the implications of how this new life in Christ would impact every facet of our lives, including the roles of the Christian family. We can experience this this new life in our families by being united in Christ and submitting to God’s plan for the family. The text shows how to unite the four roles of the family under Christ in order to experience this new, fresh start for your family.

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Fresh Relationships

January 17, 2016

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, he taught them that they could experience the joy of right relationships through knowing Christ. This is the secret. We need Jesus to give us peace within, before we can have peace with others. We can experience the joy of right relationships with others through Christ. The text gives us three ways to experience the joy of right relationships.

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Fresh You

January 10, 2016

In the apostle Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, he encouraged them them to fully become the new creation in Christ that God desired. We can experience the new life that God offers us through Christ. The text gives three ways of becoming this new creation in Christ.

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Carols: Why Christ's Birth Makes Us Sing

O Come All Ye Faithful

December 20, 2015

We joined Wilson Community Church for Rockin’ Christmas.

Christmas carols. All of us have our favorites. I don’t know what mood you’re in this Christmas. Perhaps because of this warm North Carolina weather you’re singing along with Bing Crosby: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” Or maybe you’re missing someone this Christmas and you’re humming along with Elvis: “I’ll have a blue Christmas without you.” Whether it’s a white one or a blue one, there’s just something about Christmas that makes us want to sing.

When did all of this caroling begin? It was a little over 2,000 years ago when Christ was born and an angelic choir sang “Glory to God in the highest” to an audience of shepherds in Bethlehem. Faithful followers of Jesus have been singing ever since!

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O Holy Night

December 13, 2015

In the book of Luke, the birth of Jesus was recorded in its historical context with special attention given to show both the humble circumstances of His birth and the glory of His person as the Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God. In Luke’s gospel the angel of the Lord invites the shepherds to come celebrate the birth of the Messiah. They came and it changed them and all they came into contact with afterwards. The Lord still invites us to come celebrate the Christ.  We can say yes to His invitation and invite others to join us by giving and loving like Jesus.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

December 6, 2015

In Matthew’s gospel, he showed that the birth of Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Testament’s promises. Writing to a predominantly Jewish audience, he desired to give them the hope that they had long awaited. We too can experience this hope that we have been truly searching for. In today’s passage we will study the fulfillment of God’s promise to send His Son who is Emmanuel, God with us. Today we will see three ways to experience “God with us” in our lives.

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On Being Christian

Be Thankful

November 29, 2015

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae, he told them that the result of having Jesus as their Lord and Savior was a heart of  thanksgiving. We can be continually thankful in everything as a result of having Christ as our Lord and Savior. The text gives us three ways to be continually thankful in Christ.

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Be a Witness

November 22, 2015

In the book of Acts Jesus gave final instructions to His disciples about their mission in the world. That’s what the book is about. “The Acts of the Apostles” – It’s how they began to be and do what Christ commanded. And what did He command? “Be my witnesses.” Christ told His disciples that they were to be witnesses of the good news about Jesus to the whole world. We can obey Christ’s command to be His witnesses. The text gives three ways on how we can be witnesses for Christ.

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Be Equipped

November 15, 2015

In the apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he told Timothy that the Bible had everything he needed to be fully equipped as a Christian. We can be fully equipped with everything we need as Christians through God’s Word. The text tells us that God’s Word is both trustworthy and useful in providing four ways to be fully equipped.

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Be Filled

November 8, 2015

In the apostle John’s first letter, he told his hearers that they could abide in Christ by being continually filled with His Spirit. We can experience the abiding life of Christ within us by being continually filled with His Spirit. The text gives three ways on how to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.

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