It is a good thing to know that God is the creator and sustainer of both the universe and every living being. It is also good to know that he is the creator and sustainer of covenants with people as well....Keep Reading
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If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8 (esv)...
We have been looking at the qualities present in a healthy church; the current focus for the past few weeks has been on discipleship. In this post, I would like to explore with you the concept of wisdom, and what role does this character quality have to do with discipleship. It is a pretty tall order, so I can’t cover it all in great detail. But I would like to spend some time engaging our minds into a topic that often is mostly forgotten within Christian circles....
We are continuing on the topic of discussing the 5 aspects for a local church to be healthy or centered. Today we are taking a second look at the role of discipleship. In last week’s post, we laid out 3 distinctive parts of discipleship found in the great commission in Matthew 28. They are, being teachable, being obedient and being in proper relationship with who Jesus is....
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see in our current political environment someone that would stand up and say 'I Did It!' As Christians, we should be the first to confess because we know that Jesus freed us. We loose nothing when we confess, because He took our guilt to the cross....Keep Reading
One of my favorite passages in the Scripture is Romans Chapter 8: 1-8. It reads as follows,...Keep Reading
The first thing when I wake up each morning is to make a choice, am I going to be grumpy, feel tired and grouchy? Or am I going to start my day with a heart filled with gratitude for being alive and blessed by God? ...Keep Reading
Jesus is the answer, but is He Lord of your life. How do we communicate the value in giving Jesus control of our lives?...Keep Reading
In a court of law, the standard of proof is establishment of evidence in order to conclude that something has occurred “beyond a reasonable doubt.” The standard does not go as far as to say “beyond any possible doubt.” I would contend that this same standard should be held when a person comes to investigate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. ...Keep Reading
I have recently been reading a book by Phillip Yancey titled Reaching for the Invisible God. In this work, he quotes one of the early church fathers, Gregory of Nyssa stating that “a person’s faith is ambidextrous because he or she should welcome pleasures with the right hand and afflictions with the left, with the understanding that both would serve God’s design for...Keep Reading