1-20-2019 “The 3 Myths of Forgiveness” (Part 4 in the series, Changeable) – One of the greatest marks of our maturity is how well we respond to other people’s sins. Many people falsely believe all sorts of devastating myths about forgiveness. As a result, the devil traps people in all sorts of silly behaviors that ultimately rob us of both justice and power. In this fascinating Bible study, Pastor Peter explains that forgiveness is one of the most powerful weapons we have. (Genesis 45; Rev. 3:9; Mt. 26).
2019-01(Jan)13 “The Power of Biblical Confrontation” – (Part 3 in the series Changeable) –
God wants us to be “relationally wealthy.” And there is a long list of benefits for us when live in community with others. Yet, the people we love the most can also hurt us most. And in those moments, it’s easy to unnecessarily burning all sorts of relationships, not because of how we think differently…but b/c of how we confront each other when we DO think differently. So get ready to learn the 5 Biblical Hallmarks of Confrontation that are guaranteed to keep you life-giving as you walk through conflict. (Mt. 18:15-18; 1 Cor. 5:11; 1 Cor.13:4)
“The Wise, the Fool, & the Wicked” (Part 6 in the series, Conquering Chaos)
We live in a world that’s filled with three types of people: the Wise, the Fools, and the Wicked. Of course, the Bible has a lot to say about each group. Yet, the Bible teaches, if we don’t know how to identify and deal with them separately, we’re going to experience unnecessary pain in our lives. So where are these 3 types in your life? And what are you doing to manage them? (Prov. 9:7-9; James 3:17-18; Isa. 58:9-10)
“The Anatomy of Hopelessness” (Part 5 in the series, “Conquering Chaos”) – Did you know that emotions can spread like a virus? After sharing several studies on suicide and anger, Pastor Peter Haas unpacks the anatomy of hopelessness. How does it affect us? And how can we build a resistance to these intoxicating emotions?
“A Healthy Thought Life” (Part 4 of the series, Conquering Chaos) – What is God’s plan for a healthy thought life? Many of the people who struggle with suicidal thoughts and depression are missing out on some of the key components that God wants to offer us. After sharing some sobering stats and scriptures, Pastor Peter explains how the devil attacks our thought lives as well as how we can counteract these attacks. (Matthew 8:28–34)
Sowing in Tears (Part 2 in the series “Conquering Chaos” – Many dreams can be slow in coming; but some are excruciating to wait for. So, what can we do in chaotic waiting seasons? Get ready to learn about a spiritual discipline called, “Sowing in Tears.” There are certain behaviors that can accelerate our dreams; but, it starts with generosity. (Zech 4:10; Romans 8:35-39; Psm 126:4-6)
“Getting God’s Big Picture” (Part 1 in the series, Conquering Chaos) After retelling the dramatic
story of Susanna Wesley, Pastors Peter and Carolyn Haas talk about how to focus on the big picture of God’s
plan for our lives whenever we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, your bad timeline for your life is the biggest
enemy of God’s joy. (Rom. 8:37; Isaiah 46:9-10; Jer. 33:3; Psm 31:15)
“The Resurrection of the Dead” (Part 5 in the series, Elementary) – What does the Bible really teach about the New Heavens and New Earth? What might it look like? How will it change marriage? And how might it change the way we live today? (Daniel 12:2-3; Php 3:21; Mt. 27:51-53; John 11:25)