Posts by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

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What Really Matters | For Week of June 11th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in […]

Complete In Christ | For Week of June 4th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality […]

No Substitute for the Truth | For Week of May 28th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, […]

Why Paul Preached Christ | For Week of May 21st

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading 24 who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: 25 whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to […]

No One Can Compare with Jesus | For Week of May 14th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 1:14-23 Lesson 3: No One Can Compare with Jesus By believing on Jesus as Savior, we received salvation, but the Christian life involves far more than the initial act of believing in Jesus as Savior. To lead a productive Christian life and honor Jesus, we must obey Him daily. How well we […]

Goal of Christian Living | For Week of May 7th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 1:9-13 Lesson 2: The Goal of Christian Living The apostle Paul prayed that the believers at Colosse would know the will of God. However, the will of God cannot be known apart from the walking daily in the Word of God. Daily spiritual growth and its accompanying joy aren’t a secret. God […]

Small-Town News | For Week of April 30th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 1:1-8 Lesson 1: Small-Town News Nearly two thousand years ago the apostle Paul learned what could have been a headline in a small-town newspaper called the Colosse Column – “Believers demonstrate faith and love.” Big deal? Yes, it was. In fact, Paul responded to the report by writing a letter to the […]

Wisdom of Being a Faithful Friend | Week of April 23rd

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

PRE-ORDER the next LifeGroup Adult Bible Study Book: CLICK HERE! Scripture Reading Proverbs 17:17 Lesson 13: The Wisdom of Being a Faithful Friend “Shallow” is a good description of most relationships today. The internet gives us immediate connection with hundreds or even thousands of acquaintances. But commenting about someone’s grandchildren with spaghetti on his head, […]

Wisdom of Being Truthful | For Week of April 16th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

PRE-ORDER the next LifeGroup Adult Bible Study Book: CLICK HERE! Scripture Reading Acts 5:1-9 Lesson 12: The Wisdom of Being Truthful Lying has become a part of our culture. Sometimes we almost expect people to lie. Listening to any political debate is disheartening. One or both of the candidates has to be lying. Determining which […]

Wisdom of Appropriate Words | For Week of April 9th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 12:22 Lesson 11: The Wisdom of Appropriate Words Words can be a major source of encouragement. They may also hurt people. Proverbs speaks frankly about the way people speak to each other. Our speech needs to be governed by wisdom. The wise person carefully chooses his words. He speaks encouraging words to […]

Wisdom of a Generous Spirit | For the Week of March 26th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 11:24 Lesson 10: The Wisdom of a Generous Spirit The subject of generosity pervades the Scriptures. God showed His generosity in the original creation. He placed Adam and Eve in an indescribably beautiful garden, and He gave them freedom to enjoy all the magnificence and bounty of the creation. God has also […]

Wisdom of Hard Work | For Week of March 19th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 22:29 Lesson 9: The Wisdom of Hard Work In economic downturns jobs are appreciated and valued, especially by those who lose theirs. In an economic upswing, our perspective sometimes changes. Jobs become what get in the way of what we really want to do. They can become almost annoying. Whether the economy […]

Wisdom in a Humble Heart | For Week of March 12th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 11:2 Lesson 8: The Wisdom of a Humble Heart Our culture is self-centered and proud. The emphasis on individual rights has created the climate for this phenomenon, and the recognition of individual accomplishments has fueled it. Unfortunately, even Christians are not immune to its effects, but a consideration of Solomon’s words about […]

Wisdom of Purity | For Week of March 5th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 5 – 7 Lesson 7: The Wisdom of Purity If we know anything about Solomon, we may question why we should consult him on purity. After all, his father had committed adultery with his mother. And later, Solomon suffered political decline because he succumbed to impurity. As he multiplied wives and concubines, […]

Wisdom of a Good Reputation | For Week of February 26th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 11:3, 5 Lesson 6: The Wisdom of a Good Reputation Godly wisdom and self-discipline help us to be distinctive in the world. God wants his children to cultivate a reputation for being godly (1 Peter 2:11-15). He also cares about our character. His plan for us does not include hypocrisy; He wants […]