Refusing to Confess

We never like to be wrong. Pride. It’s a terrible thing. Not only do we not like being wrong, but we usually are not quick to confess our sin. Rather than confess to God and receive His mercy, we do not take the simple step toward forgiveness. The Psalmist noted that when he refused to […]

Forgotten Tim Tams

View this post on Instagram Good friends know when you need Tim Tams. #timtams #coffee #SabbathDelight A post shared by Tania Gutekunst  (@taniagoody) on Aug 14, 2016 at 3:07pm PDT A dear friend gave me some Tim Tams the other day. I even ate one with my afternoon coffee that very day. But then […]

More Than a Story: Responsiveness

[Great Feast: Luke 14:15-24] In Luke 14 we see that Someone is hosting a dinner – the person is “a ruler of the Pharisees” Verses 1-6 speak about healing of a person with dropsy on the Sabbath Verses 7-11 speak about the place of honor [[PARABLE OF THE AMBITIOUS GUEST]] This parable was told to […]

I’ve Got the Power Outline

I’ve Got the Power “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 1:19 [NLT] How […]

Hard-Pressed Relief Outline

Hard-Pressed Relief 2 Corinthians 8:13-14 – “For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness.” (ESV) BURDEN & EASE If one […]

Slavery of Self-Reliance Outline

Here’s a sermon outline from a message I shared on the Slavery of Self-Reliance. You may download the outline below. Please note there was no illustration with this message but instead I spoke of King Asa of Judah from 2 Chronicles 16 giving the gold and silver from the Temple to Ben-Hadad King of Syria. […]

Passionate Patience Outline

Here’s a message outline on Hebrews 12:1. You can download this outline below. Passionate Patience “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run […]

Be a Barnabas Outline

I recently shared a devotional on being one who provides encouragement to others. Here’s the outline for reference / resource. To download this, follow the link below. Be a Barnabas “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as […]

Free to Stay

In Acts 16, Paul and Silas were in prison singing hymns. An earthquake opened the prison doors but the prisoners stayed. Free to stay. Why? Why didn’t they run? They were bringing Hope. The jailer woke up from the earthquake and saw all the doors of the prison open. He immediately decided to kill himself […]

To Make Us Slaves

Because of Christ we are free. We are free from the bondage of sin. As Galatians 5 states: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery” (v. 1 NIV). Earlier in his letter to the churches of […]