The Fall of Judah and the Prophet Jeremiah

Watch the full teaching here February 5, 2017 // God gave Jeremiah an assignment, only to tell him he would fail at it. God’s employment contract with us doesn’t require us to be successful; He only invites us to be faithful to Him. We may never come to know the fruits of our labors in this life. It may sometimes look like failure, but success comes when we are faithful to God. Jeremiah 1:4-10 #teaching #TheStory

No King But King Jesus

Watch the full teaching here January 29, 2017 // What if the USA had kings instead of presidents? George Washington was asked to be king of America during the Revolutionary War. George Washington, both as a Christian and a praying man, rejected the offer. He believed that there was only one King. A motto that was shouted often during the war was, “No king but King Jesus.” God’s people needed a motto like that: “No king but King God.” The human kings led the nation into a heap of trouble. The nation split into two smaller, weaker nations and during the time of the divided kingdom there were 38 kings, only five of whom were any good. The other 33 kings did evil in the eyes of the Lord. God s

God's Messengers to the Northern Kingdom

Watch the full teaching here January 22, 2017 // God is trying to reach His people with a simple question: will they respond to Him? The message that God desired to be heard was delivered by special servants called prophets. At this point in The Story, the nation had been split into two kingdoms. Why did God divide the nation? Because His people were sending the wrong message. Today, what message are we receiving from God? Are we listening to Him through prayer, watching for repeated messages, reading Scripture, reading devotions, and asking for the Holy Spirit to speak to us? We need to listen for God in the “sheer silence!” 1 Kings 19:9b-13 #teaching #TheStory

A Kingdom Torn in Two

Watch the full teaching here January 15, 2017 // Chapter 14 of The Story shows how the decisions that people make have rippling effects on others. Perhaps we need to ask God to set us free from the poor decisions we've made in the past. Jesus will give us a new start! 1 Kings 12:1-17 #teaching #TheStory

The King That Had It All

Watch the full teaching here January 8, 2017 // Research shows that if you put a frog into boiling water, it will jump out. If you put a frog in lukewarm water and turn up the burner, you can literally cook the frog to death. The frog story is a metaphor for Solomon, King David’s son by Bathsheba. Solomon was a frog who could jump over any lily pad; who had the blue-blood of royalty; who was a frog any princess would kiss (and 700 of them actually did). But Solomon crawled himself into lukewarm water and by the end, his life was cooked. Solomon started strong, got into the pot, and ended poorly. 1 Kings 3:5, 9-11; 11:9-13 #teaching #TheStory

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