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 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 […]
December 24, 2017
Christmas is the great celebration of God’s gift to the world, His son Jesus. But the realities and truths of Christmas Day are still true on December 26th, and everyday! God loves you, can be trusted and has a plan and purpose beyond just one day.
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 29, 2017
Lecrae said “if you live for people’s acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection”. Is this true about you? Sometimes we struggle to overcome what our family has said to or about us. We fear authority figures because they have power to promote or demote us. And so in both cases we are captive to the […]
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. […]
October 15, 2017
As we get closer to the day of Christ’s return, the crazier the world around us is going to become. What is our response to all of this? What do we do as evil and troubles increase? Love.
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.
May 14, 2017
The family of God is spoke of like a body in 1 Corinthians 12. Each member of the family is like a part of the body. No part is more important than the other and each part working together makes up the functional and healthy body. As the church of God, we can learn from […]
February 12, 2017
The language of God is truth. The language of Satan is lies. For us to grow and mature, speaking the truth is critical. And we do all of this with love – believing the truth about God, thinking it about ourselves and speaking it to others.