Listen to Granite Hill’s guest speaker Rev. Cheyne Jackson, as he ministers to Granite Hill Church describing his calling to serve the LORD through Teddy Bears. Cheyne speaks of his journey to help bring comfort to million plus children of Egypt who have been abandoned and often trafficked. Cheyne brings us through an emotional journey as he describes his experiences and how the LORD spoke to him “Tell them there is a love that won’t hurt their bodies.” Listen to hear more about Cheyne’s calling to help serve.
What does it mean to love your neighbor? Listen to Pastor Michael as he explores the relationship GOD wants you to have with those around you. It’s easy for us to say “Love thy Neighbor” but do we love them as JESUS wants us to? JESUS wants us to love everyone around us as our neighbors. Do you struggle with this? Listen to Pastor Michael unfold the ideas of what it truly means and how JESUS wants us to treat and love those around us.
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Week 2 – September 9, 2018
Week 3 – September 23, 2018 – It Takes a Village
Week 4 – September 30, 2018 – Loving is Inviting
How do I label myself as a disciple? “By loving thy neighbor” – A recap of what it means to love thy neighbor. Serve, get involved, do life together-with friends and finally, how are we called to be a good friend. “Loving is inviting into the kingdom of GOD.
In life we are taught to take a standard of how we are doing. As kids your parents probably helped you know how well you were doing or not. They would say things like “Good job at school” or “You need to stop that.” Good or bad, parents can invest in their kids, but what happens when we become adults? How do we gage how we are doing? We often look for a standard in the people around us and make our assessment about ourselves based on how others are doing. We fall into a comparison trap. If they are successful we feel awful about ourselves and when they are not, we feel better based on their failures. We begin to play the “er” game… richer, skinnier, taller, prettier, happier, etc. There is no win to this game, there is always someone more “er” then you. Life is never better with comparison. We need to refocus and run our own race. God has given everyone their own unique gifts and it is our job to take what God has entrusted us with, good and bad, and run a race that honors God.
Who are we today as a result of the decisions we made yesterday? We make our decisions and our decisions make us. King Solomon shows us how to make good choices that honor God. He could have asked God for anything but in 2 Chron. 1:10 he asks simply for wisdom and knowledge so he could lead God’s people. Wisdom is what gives us insight when making choices in our lives, but how do you get it?