We don’t hear God’s audible voice and don’t always ‘feel’ God’s presence. Therefore, it is easy to doubt God’s nearness during times of affliction. How can we genuinely testify to the ‘abundant life’ which Jesus promised while also walking through dark valleys? Consider the nearness of God through the inner gift of His peace.
How is God's good life for His people different from comfortable materialism that we are often drawn to? If we suffer, does that mean that we are not under His goodness any longer? Join us as we conclude our series on the GOSPEL by looking at God's goodness in Psalm 34.
When we are faced with trying circumstances, it is so easy to complain to God. That is why we need to understand prayers of lament (like Psalm 22). Lamenting gives Christians direction as we offer our raw emotions to God in the midst of suffering. Without learning to pray this way, we won’t know how to process pain while also clinging to faith in the Lord.
Why does the cross matter so much to Christians? As we continue our study in proclaiming the GOSPEL, we'll consider, through Psalm 22, what happened on the cross, after the cross and because of the cross. Join us as we remember the significance of that preordained moment.
Where should we begin when we want to share the gospel of Jesus? God's love for the world, especially people, is a great place to start. Join us at First Mennonite Church of Morton as we begin a 4-part series on sharing the gospel by using the poetic language found in the Psalms.
Week 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown. What can we keep our eyes on the Lord, even when we are afraid? We consider Psalm 56 and the ways in which David experienced the Holy Spirit's leading during a fearful time in his life.
How was David able to joyfully endure all that he faced and yet say, "my cup overflows?" We consider his understanding of "anointing" and it's application within the New Testament in order to pursue an "overflowing" posture with God.
What does the Lord provide for His people when they encounter enemies? How does the Lord expect His people to respond? We dig into these questions through 1 Peter and look at the testimonies of people connect to the global Anabaptist church.
How can we follow the Lord through our darkest valleys and how can we prepare for them before they arrive? As the New Year begins, we look to the examples of David and Paul to better understand how to depend upon the Lord even "through the valleys" which will come for those who desire to walk in righteousness.
What does it mean to walk on 'paths of righteousness' and what does that look like for disciples of Jesus? Pastor Tom guides us in these questions as we also study the gifts given to Jesus from the magi.
How can Christians experience the peace of God's still waters while facing fearful or anxious circumstances? In order to answer that question, we look at Mary's journey and her expression of peace in the midst of the joyful and fearful news from the angel Gabriel.
What can we learn about ourselves by looking at the habits and needs of sheep? What sustained and led Zechariah for the nine months when he could not speak under the discipline of God? Our journey through Psalm 23 continues as we consider the value of God's Word which sustains and satisfies His people.
Christians live between the first advent of Jesus and the second advent of Jesus (His final return). How can we keep an attitude of worship as we wait? We consider this question as we look at Psalm 95 and stories from the Christmas story.
How can Christians remain faithful to the Lord with health problems and aging bodies? When we feel abandoned, how ought we pray? We study these questions in light of Psalm 71 and the example of Simeon and Anna from Luke 2 - leading us to subjects like chronic pain and retirement.
If we want to grow in intimacy with God, Christians need to deal with two subjects - integrity and our prayer life. We look at those subjects through Psalm 25 to understand what it takes to live faithfully in every area of life and how to shape our prayers for the sake of faithful, God-honoring living.
How ought we pray when we feel crushed by the weight of our sin before the Lord? Psalm 51 has been the standard prayer for times of confession. After learning about the circumstances surrounding this prayer, Pastor Aaron leads us into four areas of how to confession our sins 'well' before a Holy God.
What are some of the promises from God which are available to us as we give Him more control over our lives? We answer this question as we look at David's heart for the Lord and King Saul's barriers from trusting God as His shepherd.
How should Christians navigate the difficult seasons where spiritual and emotional depression is at it's strongest? Psalm 42 leads us to five ways in which believers can keep their head above water until the Lord provides solid ground again.
Where do Christians find words to pray during our most difficult moments? Most find a way to express their emotions in the Psalms. We begin this series by first considering 'why' believers turn to the Psalms for prayer and then considering how Psalms 1 informs our prayer lives.