Archive for July 2012

John 14:12 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

There are many defining moments in life. A few are famous and public. Most are personal and shape your character one way or another.

A defining moment is a time in your life that has the power to change your life forever. (testimony about Lilly)

These moments can be helpful or they can be unhelpful.

Defining moments are a opportunity to show who we really are and we are made of

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LInk to YouTube video of performance by youth experiencing a defining moment when producing an original tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO95q0fZB3M&feature=player_embedded

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Lessons In Listening

MAR 4:23 "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear." 24] And He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. 25] For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him."

Jesus Himself made it abundant clear that what we hear and how we hear, makes a tremendous in our lives, one way or another. How many times have we done the wrong thing or gone in the wrong direction for not listening or for failing to hear with understanding.

1. Listening and hearing are not always the same thing. 2. While listening is a function of our ears to detect sound waves and convert them to recognizable words that register in our brain, 3. hearing is a function of our will to understanding what is being said. The fact is: Many people do not hear—not just in church, but in many areas of life. 4. Listening is a natural, physical ability, but hearing must be cultivated through training one’s heart and mind to grasp what is being said.

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