In Acts 6:1-7, the apostles delegate authority in the church so they may continue to focus on ministry of the Word. Christ humbled Himself and came to serve mankind. To be like Christ, we also must serve each other, considering others to be better than ourselves.
Peter and John are called before the Sanhedrin to explain the healing of the crippled man and their teaching in the name of Jesus. Peter and John boldly confront the Sanhedrin, bearing witness to the Truth. God is working out His plan to spread the Gospel and grow His church. Part of God’s plan is for believers to be His witnesses, starting in Jerusalem, and now all around the world.
Solomon asked God for wisdom, and God granted it to him. Solomon wrote most of Proverbs, including the theme of the book, Proverbs 1:7. Mike Moll discusses worldly wisdom versus Godly wisdom. He also looks at what made Solomon ask for wisdom. What is it that he wanted to know how to do? What is the application for us today, and for LakeView Church at this time?
In 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Paul admonishes the Corinthian church for the divisions in the church and the way they are handling the Lord’s Supper. Mike Moll shares that communion is a sign of our continued walk with and fellowship with Jesus, and also discusses the role that baptism and good works have in being evidence of and completing our faith.
“Who am I?” is a question we all have to ask ourselves as some point. Mike Moll discusses the answer to this question from a biblical perspective. We are all created and loved by God, but because of sin, we are born separated from God. God calls us to faith in Christ so that we can be reconciled to Him and adopted as His children. When we place our faith in Christ, we are new creations and our eternal destiny changes, but we must learn to renew our minds and walk in our new identity. God’s love for us is not based on our performance, but is based on our being his beloved children, clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
Teaching from Mark 9:2-13, Mike Moll discusses how the Law and Prophets, Mark, and all of Scripture point to Jesus. In light of God’s great story and Jesus’ glory, we are called to respond. We are called to open our hearts to Jesus as Lord, and then to love God and others well. In the end, it’s all about relationships; our relationship with Jesus and our relationships with the people God has placed in our lives.
Mike Moll, chairman of our elders, concludes our series in Proverbs with a message about generosity. God has said a lot in His Word about giving, and it’s wise to live the way God intended us to live. Why is giving such an important part of God’s plan for us?
Mike Moll, one of our elders, brings the second message in our series Christmas Songs. In Luke 1:67-69, we find Zechariah's response to the angel who told him his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son in her old age. That son was John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ.
Mike Moll, one of our elders, continues our series through Mark's Gospel, looking at some of the parables Jesus told. Jesus is the Son of God who brings the Kingdom of God near, and He uses everyday, relatable illustrations, analogies, and stories to show us what the Kingdom of God is like. Do we have ears to hear?