May 6, 2018
In the family of God, everyone is important. The church is compared to a body, which is made up of many members, each as important as another. Do we feel that way about our brothers and sisters? Do we feel that about ourselves?
April 29, 2018
We are the family of God, brothers and sister in Christ. And as such, we need to fight for each other. Discover who we should fight for and how.
April 22, 2018
Many today assume there is a tiered system of those who are “ministers” and everyone else. However, while Scripture does talk about the role of a pastor or teacher, their job is actually to equip the entire church to be a “minister”. Can you imagine what the gathering of the church would be like if […]
April 8, 2018
Church isn’t supposed to be a place we go, but who we are. The church is the gathering of the redeemed to worship God and love each other. We are called to share burdens, encourage each other and live in light of the coming Kingdom not just attend a meeting as spectators.
April 1, 2018
How would you live if you knew you would rise? Jesus knew he would rise from the dead and so he poured his life our in service, courage and devotion. This same hope is promised his followers – so a life lived for Christ a life lived not in vain.
March 25, 2018
How are we stewarding the lives God has given us? In one of Jesus’ last parables, he tells a powerful story about a vine owner who leaves his land to be cared for by tenant farmers. Their stewardship of what he left them gives us an amazing window into the way Jesus was received during […]
March 18, 2018
Jesus told his disciples that the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. Through this parable he teaches that the coming of the kingdom of God, though universal in the end, starts in a small and almost unnoticed way. This helps us make sense of the day in which we live and teaches us […]
March 11, 2018
As Jesus spent his time with “sinners”, he would often clash with the “religious” of his day. They grumbled at how Jesus would meet and share with such people. In answering their grumbling, Jesus tells three parables about lost things being found. He said that there is celebration in heaven when a sinner returns to […]
February 18, 2018
In part 6 of our series on the parables of Jesus, we look at a small but powerful record in Scripture. This short parable tells us that God is not done with us yet, but that there is a deadline for each of us to make our decision to believe. The parable of the fig […]
February 11, 2018
In part 5 of our series on the parables of Jesus, we look at a story he tells to teach about the priority of love. He challenges his listeners (and us today) to not be too busy, religious or afraid of the cost to get involved and love! After all, it is the most important […]