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What Does It Mean to Be a Daily Disciple?

Actis Sunday

Kingdom Stories, Parable of the Hidden Treasure and The Pearl

In this week's Kingdom Story message with Pastor Andrew Lynch, we'll look at the way Jesus challenges our human way of thinking with the twin Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl. All of us are inundated with the value system of our society every day. Every action we take reveals the values that we hold. The question is, are the things that we desire actually that valuable? Jesus wants us to see that nothing is worth more than the Kingdom of God.

Kingdom Stories, Parable of the Sower

Many wonder why Jesus taught using parables, which are open to interpretation and easy to misunderstand. Wouldn’t it make more sense to teach about something as important as the Kingdom of God in concrete, literal ways? This week we will discover that Jesus wants to give us much more than mere head knowledge. He intends to teach us how to see and hear the mysteries of the Kingdom with eyes and ears opened by God.
 
In this Sunday’s Kingdom Story we will encounter another important aspect of the God’s Kingdom through the Parable of the Sower and we will ask ourselves the all-important question: What is the condition of my heart? God wants to grow his kingdom in and through your heart—a heart that is fully surrendered to Him.


Judge to Prophet

Pastor Mark Addis brought us a message called "Judge to Prophet: The Call of Deborah". Together, we looked at Deborah and her variety of talents. She was a judge and a prophet, a leader and a song writer, and when the Israelites came to her, God used her to lead. Her obedience and unquestioning nature brought victory to Israel. What can we learn from this woman of God?