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Vision and Values of Church on The Lake

New wine in One Nine… The vision and values of Church on The Lake  VISION A PREVAILING CHURCH Proclaiming the gospel with life-giving, dynamic worship that shows passion for Christ, with powerful prayer that makes a difference in our day and with an unshakeable commitment to the Bible as God’s Word and guide for life. A REACHING CHURCH That champions the timeless message of Jesus Christ in a relevant way to every generation.  A church where young and old alike…

Resurrection Day

Resurrection day! The power of Faith, hope, and love! Faith   Hebrews 11:1, Now, Faith, is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. But here we have some facts that we can add to our evidence. Christ died for our sins  He was buried  He rose again  Many witnesses saw him  The good news is that we can celebrate serving a living and loving Father.  Our Faith is built on the fact that He rose…

Faith, Hope, and Love Pt 7

Matthew 27, two men die in this chapter; one shows us the power of faith, hope, and love; the other shows us the power of rejection, despair, and hatred. First, we look at the power of rejection, despair, and hatred. Hatred relies on political powers to justify itself. In Matthew 27:1-2, we see it; they are hiding behind political forces and justifying their hatred for Jesus. In our day, the ultimate hatred is killing children. Abortion has used a political…

Faith, Hope, and Love Pt 6

  This week we land in Matthew chapter 26, which is packed with a series of significant events. Events that include the betrayal of Jesus, but verses 27-29, give us hope. He tells us that His blood will be poured out for the complete forgiveness of sins, and the next time we drink of the fruit of the vine, we will drink it together with a new understanding in the Fathers kingdom. We can cling to this hope as the…

Faith, Hope, and Love Part 5

This week we are going to talk about a couple of very interesting parables. A parable is a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson. First, we will look at the ten virgins in Matthew 25, this parable is meant to clear up any questions about the time of the Lord’s return. We are told to watch for we do not know the hour the Lord is coming, and to be unprepared would be a great insult.…

Faith, Hope, and Love Part 4

The past few weeks, we have been learning from the book of Matthew, and we continue this week in Matthew 24:30-51. In this passage, we read about the return of the Son of Man. There is so much wisdom in this passage, more than we realize, let’s explore it together. Some of the things we see: When Jesus comes, everyone will know. The word tells us, signs will appear in the sky, the Son of Man will appear in the…

Faith, Hope, and Love Part 3

Did you know that Matthew 23 is where we find the last of Jesus’ public ministry? That means we should pay close attention to the lessons we find there. In Matthew 23, Jesus is talking to the Scribes and Pharisees, the religious rulers of His day. There we find eight scriptures that begin with WOE and each of them holds importance. Did you know that woe is an interjection of grief? Jesus was correcting their actions while expressing the sadness…

Faith, Hope, and Love Part 2

Part 2 In Matthew 22: 1-14 the king arranged an extravagant wedding feast for his son and sent his servants to summon all of the invited guests, but they chose not to come. Some were too preoccupied and others treated the servants shamefully, and then killed them. This angered the king and those cities paid a great price. The king then sent his servants into the city streets to invite everyone, good and bad, to come to the wedding feast…

Faith, Hope, and Love Part 1

Faith, Hope, and Love! These are the most important things that we can have in our daily walk, and in Jesus’ last days He was preparing us to live our lives from these three essential aspects. We have a lesson in faith from the story in Matthew 21:18-22, where Jesus curses the fig tree, and it withers up right in front of the disciples’ eyes. They were astonished. I would be too. What does this have to do with faith?…