The pastors and elders of Autumn Ridge Church challenge the men of Autumn Ridge to stand for sexual purity as they asked the men to attend the February 4, 2012 conference, Every Man's Battle for Purity.
In Bob Dylan’s song, "Tryin’ to get to Heaven," he proclaims, “When you think you’ve lost everything, you find out you can always lose a little more.”
Many people say that character is shaped when someone is in crisis...I would say that true character is revealed in crisis or times of great loss. How do we shape
and mold our character ensuring that when the times of loss in life come, we can still smile and say, It is well with my soul? For isn’t our purpose to get to Heaven?
Aren’t we all seeking to hear “well done?”
As we reflect on our purpose in life from an
eternal perspective, no matter the amount of loss we experience, we know there is always something greater to lose. Let’s discover together how to “consider it pure joy” when we experience great loss in our lives.
Cancer was a life-changing experience that took me from a false sense of being bullet-proof to the depths of physical and spiritual dependence. I’m looking forward to sharing how the experience affected me, what I learned about myself and the Lord during this past year and how I hope to be healed without getting over the ordeal.
Death, in God’s timing, is as much of a miracle as birth. My father taught me that before I even understood what it meant to trust in God as my Lord and Savior. It doesn’t make it any easier to accept, but it focuses me in the right direction to realize who is in control. I will be sharing with you some of the things God has taught me through the death of my husband ten years ago this May.
Children are a gift from God and it is a parent’s greatest joy to see their children grow in their faith and in their walk with the Lord. One of the greatest challenges parents can face is when their children struggle with chronic illness. Mick and Piper will discuss the challenges of raising a child with a chronic illness and how this life journey has drawn them closer together as a couple and closer in their walk with the Lord.