Jesus said, “On this rock I will build my church.” (Matthew 16:18) What was the rock he was referring to? The rock was the rock-solid truth the apostle Peter had just declared, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The church is to be built on the rock of Jesus, the time tested and anchored truth that He is the “Appointed One” of God and God himself. When the church is built upon the Rock the “gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” (16:18) as Jesus went on to affirm.
The gates of hell and the schemes of the devil are firmly focused on destroying the church of Jesus Christ. He wants to shut the church down and if he cannot close the doors he will do everything in his power to render the church weak, unfocused, divided, complacent and ineffective. Make no mistake about it, the devil wants to put the Kingdom of God out of business.
To counteract the schemes of the devil and to assure the strongest possible foundation, we are going to devote pretty much all of the next year to the teachings of Jesus. We are determined to build on the solid Rock. Here’s an overview of some of the Jesus subjects and series we will be exploring.
EPIC-a study of the greatest teachings Jesus ever spoke, known as the Sermon on the Mount.
HOW TO BE RICH-the teachings of Jesus on bling
RED LETTER DAY-the last words of Jesus on the cross
THE GREATEST COMEBACK STORY EVER
MIRACLES-learning from the miracles of Jesus
DISCIPLE-what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus
QUESTIONS-what question would you ask Jesus if you could?
This will be perhaps the most growth filled year in the life of New Venture Church and those who consistently, week after week, expose themselves to the teachings of Jesus. You will never be the same again.
EPIC Is currently playing.