Please..No Applause Needed

“Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.” –  Anita Baker There’s a famous saying that says: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people…

Week 3 Sermon Questions For Groups

Obscurity: The Temptation of Applause. Introduction: Receiving applause, approval and recognition from others can sometimes seem like an addictive drug that in some cases becomes an addiction. People seek the approval of others and can become miserable or frustrated if someone doesn’t seem to approve of them in any way or for any reason. When that happens,…

Truth or Consequences

“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6. There used to be a television program called Truth or Consequences in the 1950’s. The contestants on the show were given the responsibility of determining the truth about people, places,…

Appetite For God's Word

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” – 2 Timothy 3:16-17. We should read and study the Bible because it is literally “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16). In other words, it is God’s very…