What would you do if God spoke to you regularly and then when quiet? What if that last conversation before He went dark was an angry one? What would you want? What would you expect? What would your response be when He began speaking again? This week, Pastor Ben Hightower takes us through Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament to see that last message from God and through the first verses of Mark to see what it was like when He started speaking again.
What happens to the kid who grows up in church, but always seems to make the wrong decision? What happens to the newly saved person who keeps making mistakes? This week, Pastor Ben Hightower begins our new series, "The Gospel of Mark", by looking at the book's author: John Mark. A teenager who kept making mistakes, but had the opportunity to make a massive impact on history because of one man.
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February 12, 2023 - Friends of God
Why am I here? Why was I made? What's the point? This week, Pastor Ben Hightower takes us from Genesis to Revelation to show us what God wanted when He created us and what He's still working toward.
When we think about overcoming sin, we usually think about dealing with our own sin. But, how we respond to other people's sin matters as much as how we respond to our own. This week, Pastor Ben Hightower finishes Jesus sermon from Matthew 18 to see what Jesus says about what forgiveness is, what forgiveness isn't, and how much forgiveness we should give.
People who have an accountability partner lose 50-60% more weight than people who do it alone. People who share their goals with someone and give them permission to ask about the goals are 65% more likely to accomplish their goals. People who have those partners and who meet regularly to talk about it are 95% more likely to accomplish their goals. None of that is too surprising, is it? We really shouldn't be surprised, then, by what Jesus says in Matthew 18 about how we can overcome our sin. This week, Pastor Ben Hightower takes us through the four step process Jesus gives us for defeating sin and talks about why it's so effective.
Ben Hightower has been the Pastor of Solid Rock since December 2019. Before moving to NWA, Ben was a Youth Pastor in Malvern, Arkansas and a Church Planter in Fayetteville, Arkansas as well as Columbia, Missouri.