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Catch 22: Staff (Lamedh)

Catch 22: Staff (Lamedh)

July 16, 2019

Found in the ancient Hebrew language are 22 letters or icons that speak to the power, presence, and purpose of Christ. In this series Dr. Nick Francis Stephens will continue to walk us through how we can read Psalm 119 in light of these powerful images.

 

LAMEDH

(Psalm 119:89-96)

Forever, O Lord, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day,
for all things are your servants.
If your law had not been my delight,
I would have perished in my affliction.
I will never forget your precepts,
for by them you have given me life.
I am yours; save me,
for I have sought your precepts.
The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but your commandment is exceedingly broad.

Celebrate Mom by Nick Francis Stephens (May 12, 2019)

Celebrate Mom by Nick Francis Stephens (May 12, 2019)

May 12, 2019

What does it mean to buy truth? What does it mean to purchase wisdom? This week we look at 1 Samuel 1 to learn lessons from a mom who demonstrated a life of doing just this.

"Listen to your father who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Buy truth, and do not sell it;
buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
Let your father and mother be glad;
let her who bore you rejoice."

Proverbs 23:22-25

 

LOVE³ by Nick Francis Stephens (April 21. 2019)

LOVE³ by Nick Francis Stephens (April 21. 2019)

April 21, 2019

Jesus asked Peter three times, "Do you love me?".

Even though Easter is core moment that defines all eternity, how does it define your heart, mind, and life? What did Jesus mean when he was asking Peter this question?

This week, on Easter Sunday, Nick gives a talk on John 21. It's the third time that the disciples see Jesus, the risen Christ. Is this the end or does Jesus have something yet to teach those he loves? 

Easter is not only the day that Jesus came back to life but it also the day which we are invited to  once again live.

Here are the Links to the three videos. Enjoy!

http://three-two-one.org/watch/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KQLOuIKaRA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaOmOi3EOcA

 

Catch 22: Daleth by Nick Francis Stephens (April 7, 2019)

Catch 22: Daleth by Nick Francis Stephens (April 7, 2019)

April 7, 2019
catch-22 | kætʃtwentiˈtuː |

noun

a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

______________________

Does following Jesus ever feel like a Catch-22? Do you find yourself caught between a desire to follow Jesus and a fear when not trusting in yourself?

In this series Nick will be walking us through the Hebrew alphabet and the prose written in reflection found in Psalm 119. Here in the longest chapter in the Bible are 22 things we can catch regarding God's character, passion and love for us. We can apply these truths to our daily lives and demonstrate a faithfulness to him that moves us deeper into maturity with Him.

Psalm 119:17-24 Daleth - (Door, enter, opening, separation)

Love - “Neighborly Advice” by Dean Vander Wiele (March 24, 2019)

Love - “Neighborly Advice” by Dean Vander Wiele (March 24, 2019)

March 31, 2019

What does it mean to love others? Do you love people like we love our coffee? Or love our car?

This week Dean takes a look at how the Bible describes love and what it means to love others.

Catch 22: Gimel by Nick Francis Stephens (March 10, 2019)

Catch 22: Gimel by Nick Francis Stephens (March 10, 2019)

March 11, 2019

catch-22 | kætʃtwentiˈtuː |

noun

a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

______________________

Does following Jesus ever feel like a Catch-22? Do you find yourself caught between a desire to follow Jesus and a fear when not trusting in yourself?

In this series Nick will be walking us through the Hebrew alphabet and the prose written in reflection found in Psalm 119. Here in the longest chapter in the Bible are 22 things we can catch regarding God's character, passion and love for us. We can apply these truths to our daily lives and demonstrate a faithfulness to him that moves us deeper into maturity with Him.

Psalm 119:17-24 "Gimel" - foot; path; walk

 

Catch 22: Bet by Nick Francis Stephens (March 3, 2019)

Catch 22: Bet by Nick Francis Stephens (March 3, 2019)

March 4, 2019

catch-22 | kætʃtwentiˈtuː |

noun

a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

______________________

Does following Jesus ever feel like a Catch-22? Do you find yourself caught between a desire to follow Jesus and a fear when not trusting in yourself?

In this series Nick will be walking us through the Hebrew alphabet and the prose written in reflection found in Psalm 119. Here in the longest chapter in the Bible are 22 things we can catch regarding God's character, passion and love for us. We can apply these truths to our daily lives and demonstrate a faithfulness to him that moves us deeper into maturity with Him.

Catch 22: Aleph by Nick Francis Stephens (February 24, 2019)

Catch 22: Aleph by Nick Francis Stephens (February 24, 2019)

February 25, 2019

catch-22 | kætʃtwentiˈtuː |

noun

a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

______________________

Does following Jesus ever feel like a Catch-22? Do you find yourself caught between a desire to follow Jesus and a fear when not trusting in yourself?

In this series Nick will be walking us through the Hebrew alphabet and the prose written in reflection found in Psalm 119. Here in the longest chapter in the Bible are 22 things we can catch regarding God's character, passion and love for us. We can apply these truths to our daily lives and demonstrate a faithfulness to him that moves us deeper into maturity with Him.

Simple. Passion. by Nick Francis Stephens (January 27, 2019)

Simple. Passion. by Nick Francis Stephens (January 27, 2019)

February 4, 2019

"Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have."

Philippians 1:27-30

Simple. Passion. 

Simple. Hope. by Nick Francis Stephens (January 20, 2019)

Simple. Hope. by Nick Francis Stephens (January 20, 2019)

January 29, 2019

Living Faith is a community of followers of Jesus who are desiring to live by faith, be known by love, and live as an expression of Christ's hope in the world.

This week Pastor Nick reflects on the third attribute expressed by the author in Psalm 119:129-136 - "Hope".

Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
I open my mouth and pant,
because I long for your commandments.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
Redeem me from man's oppression,
that I may keep your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
My eyes shed streams of tears,
because people do not keep your law.