April 15, 2018
God is our Father, Jesus is our brother – and that makes us brother and sisters in Christ. Rather than an organization or a business, the Bible speaks of the church as a family. Looking at each other as a family will help us honor and care for each other as our Father in heaven […]
March 4, 2018
It’s easy to quit when we don’t get what we want or need in our time. In part 8 of our series on the parables of Jesus, we learn about the need for persistence in prayer from a nameless widow in search of justice. Jesus calls us to pray and not lose heart.
January 28, 2018
In part 3 of our series on the parables of Jesus we look at the “wheat and the tares”. Jesus teaches that there are two kind of people in the world. Despite morality or success, we are either on the way towards eternal life or death. We determine which in this life as we stay […]
December 31, 2017
Let’s “exercise” ourselves in godliness this year! How can we find success in this resolution where we may have found failure in the past? We’ll look at 5 ways: recognize, despise, minimize, maximize and stay faithful.
December 17, 2017
As children, we had an awe and wonder of Christmastime, but as we grow older, we get busy and jaded to the amazement of this time. But no matter our age, like the shepherds and the magi, we cannot lose the greatness of the coming of Christ, which we celebrate at this time of year.
November 19, 2017
We have much to be thankful for. Most of all, salvation and the coming Kingdom. So with this in view, are we focused on that day and living for it or are distractions causing us to lose perspective? One of the ways we keep our heads and hearts eternally minded is to be a thankful […]
November 5, 2017
There are a number of things that motivate a believer. The love of God, fear of the LORD, and eternal rewards. Each are important and have a unique power to motivate us to live for the LORD.
October 22, 2017
When we serve and show to love to others, it is easy to be disappointed in the results and response of the people we are caring for. That disappointment can tempt us to grow hardened and decrease our love. For the child of God, our expectation and motivation to serve is found in the LORD. […]
September 24, 2017
The church is modeled after a family more than it is a business. We are brothers and sisters with God as our Father. In this family, we help and share with each other. When this is the spirit of things, needs can be met and the work of God can move.
July 30, 2017
Prayer is both important and difficult. Jesus gives us a great guide for our prayers, what we call “the Lord’s prayer.” The second thing he tells us we should pray is that God’s kingdom would come, and that His will would be done, on earth as it is in heaven. This is double layered prayer […]