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Luke 7:11-17; 8:1-3, 19-21
Jesus saw the need of a widow burying her only son. Jesus and his disciples were partially financed by a small group of women. So why did such a perceptive and appreciative Jesus throw his own mother under the bus by leaving her outside the house
and claiming that his true mother and brothers were someone else? Or did he?

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Levi (also called Matthew) did what he does best.  He threw a party for Jesus.  This party became the springboard for some radical teaching and radical behavior by Jesus.  Why couldn’t he just be a good, Jewish boy and create no problems for no  one?  (bad grammar intended)

 

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Our Guest Speaker is Linda Howard from our own congregation while Pastor Mark is at Stephen Ministry Training.  Linda began her career as a Youth For Christ staff person assigned to high schools in the Flint area, where it was called VCY (Victorious Christian Youth).  She has completed many training courses to become a licensed Lay Speaker and we are excited to have her speak with us.

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Why do some churches grow and seem blessed while others stagnate and seem cursed?  Who is this Jesus who thrills, angers, and amazes?  The people who are supposed to know him best didn’t know him at all.  But his enemies did know him thoroughly.

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Death is a huge giant in the road that Jesus overcame for all of us.  Everyone has giant “Goliaths” that seem impossible to overcome and to reach our purpose in life.  Oh, did I tell you that Goliath really didn’t stand a chance against David from a military perspective?  David had superior weaponry and “principle of war” advantage.  And, so do we in rising to our purpose in life.

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“Transforming How I See and Use Money”….Luke 16:1-13

Synopsis:  Jesus begins the day with a Triumphal Entry and ends it with clearing the money changers from the Temple.  The Luke 16 story seems hard to understand.  But from it we can learn four things not to do with money and six things that will help the way you think about and manage what God gives you for your Financial Health.

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“Facing the Fears that Ruin Relationship”….Genesis 3:6-19

Synopsis:  The first human relationship illustrates three fundamental fears that weaken every relationship.  Relational Health comes from applying God’s principles that will transform your relationships with others and with God.

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“How to Deal With How You Feel”….I Peter 5:1-11

Synopsis:  Your Emotional Health can be transformed by understanding and managing your feelings and emotions.  We were created in God’s image.  So, it is important to learn about God’s emotions, how God created you to feel, and how to manage unwanted feelings.

 

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“Change Your Life by Changing Your Mind” Romans 8:1-11

Synopsis:  Mental health is big business in today’s world.  Every day we have three choices to make that ensure a healthy mind.  Additionally, it is so important to understand how temptation works so that we can actually manage our thoughts and enjoy lasting mental health.

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