First Church Williamsport
Jesus Divine

Jesus Divine

March 29, 2020

Miracles occur where the Holy Spirit is present.

Life Application: Pray every day this week:

  • For self:  “Lord, may my heart be so aligned with yours that I do what you did (and more) in the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • For the church: “Lord, fill First Church with the anointing of your Holy Spirit that we may do what you did, and more."
Jesus as Human

Jesus as Human

March 19, 2020

How can you experience transformation in your emotions through Christ?

Resources: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

Baptism & Temptation

Baptism & Temptation

March 16, 2020

You don't need superpowers to defeat the evil powers of this world. You just need the anointing power of the Holy Spirit, which we all have access to!

Life Application: Experience the full anointing of the Holy Spirit in order to do what Jesus did. How? 

         1) Pray and ask God for Holy Spirit anointing and unleashing 

         2) If you are not baptized, consider taking this step. 

         3) As you are filled with the Holy Spirit, read Scripture regularly to as a way to turn away from temptation   

The Early Years

The Early Years

March 9, 2020

We can use Jesus' model of solidifying His identity as the Son of God to form and live out our spiritual identity.

Life Application: What are you bound to because of your identity? How do you uncover and address your own hypocrisy?

Before and In Creation

Before and In Creation

March 1, 2020

What step can you take in your journey to experience more of Jesus?

Life Application: Dig deeper into the Lent journey:

  • Join the Lenten Gospel Reading Challenge (Four or One)
  • Join Early Morning Prayer at 6 AM, Monday-Friday during Lent
  • Join Teavotions
  • Be a part of Holy Thursday as host, or join a group

Details can be found at firstchurch.cc/lent

Training For Something Better

Training For Something Better

February 24, 2020

The good life is found not in demanding for ourselves, but in emptying ourselves for others.

Life ApplicationWhat is a step you can take this week to join with God in His plan? How can you empty yourself in order to experience the good life with things like your time, your finances, or your heart?

Everyone Is Invited To Play

Everyone Is Invited To Play

February 17, 2020

When is my walk with God not work, but play?

Life Application: Begin to play by stopping work and practicing Sabbath.

Experiencing Real Goodness

Experiencing Real Goodness

February 9, 2020

The goodness in the good life is doing it in Christ and with others.

Life Application: How many times do you say, "Thank you" in a given week? Aim to fill your life with more gratitude this week.

Experiencing Real Truth

Experiencing Real Truth

February 2, 2020

Truth can be felt at a cosmic and particular level in Jesus. Are you living your life by your personal truth, or the truth defined by God?

Life Application: Pray the following daily, "Lord, help me today to experience the beauty and goodness of your truth."

Experiencing Real Beauty

Experiencing Real Beauty

January 26, 2020

Beauty is a portal for us to experience and connect with God. Where do you most experience God's beauty?

Life Application: Where and how can you experience the beauty of Christ this week?