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Last week we talked about there being 4 important aspects of the story of God’s redemption plan as follows: Creation, Fall, Redemption and New Life. We talked about how each of these woven together can help those that the Holy Spirit is drawing understand this life giving message....
I had the opportunity to have a brief conversation with a young woman this week about where she is at concerning her journey to faith in Jesus. We were able to cover a very large amount of ground within a short time period. Today I would like to share the direction or flow of that conversation to what I would call the big picture of presenting the gospel....
We have been spending some time talking about how wisdom is found in a Christian perspective of being single-minded rather than double-minded. Today we will look at some of the metaphors that describe just how desirable wisdom is. I mean that we all want to be wise right? Who would say that they would desire the opposite of wisdom? Well…That would just be dumb. ...
We have been talking about the subject of Godly wisdom. Last week I mentioned the story of Peter denying Christ in order to “save his own skin,” which in essence he was being a double-minded man at that moment of denial. I do not want to just leave Peter hanging there, so let us look further into his redemption story today....
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....
Its amazing how God works through our circumstances, and blow past our expectations....Keep Reading
When we give Jesus our time and energy the enemy is reminded that he is defeated. There's nothing more powerful than making Jesus big in our lives....Keep Reading
I hope you’re having a blast getting ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. What an amazing time it is with our family and friends. Let’s make Jesus a big deal this Christmas, he is the reason we celebrate!...Keep Reading
God has chosen to live inside of you. That should blow your mind a bit. The God of all creation decided that you should be His dwelling place. Come on!!!...Keep Reading
He knows what you're going through, He knows what frustrates you and He's never going to leave you. He's beside you every step of the way....Keep Reading
We have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy the many blessings we have when sharing time with our friends and family....Keep Reading
When people choose to come together God does amazing things. Jesus chose you, today will you choose Him?...Keep Reading
Jesus hasn't called us to a place that is comfortable. He wants you to take a step of faith that puts our trust in him. Have you been uncomfortable lately?...Keep Reading
Talking about Tanzania Oct 7th I'd like to share what God spoke to me while in Tanzania, how we are a chosen people, His church caught up on the mission of sharing the gospel. ...Keep Reading
Its so amazing to realize that no matter what battle we are facing Jesus is fighting right along side us. He had us surrounded, I can get excited about that very quickly. Jesus breaks into the natural and does supernatural things....Keep Reading
We can read about who God is in the Bible, the question I would pose to you is, the God of the Bible you're God? Discover who He is and be amazed that this God in the Bible is YOUR God!...Keep Reading
Psalm 139 gives us a glimpse of Gods magnitude. He is before, during and after us. We a subject to His amazing splendor. Let’s join Him and make our will submit to His. ...Keep Reading
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
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
The church today should be passionate, not falling into complacency. We are in danger of being labeled a lukewarm people. Let’s be Hot or Cold, let’s live in the extreme’s. You have the ability to change your temp, no one likes a lukewarm glass of water....Keep Reading
What would our lives look like if we feared God? How would fearing God impact us? If we were to fear God, we’d love what He loves and hate what He hates. The fear of the Lord compels us to act....Keep Reading
The thought of someone loving you but hating your spouse is truly upsetting, to the point we wouldn't want that type of friendship. How many speak ill of Jesus bride the Church. May we be a people in love with the Church, the bride of Christ!...Keep Reading
We dont always win, but we are running with the passion to win. In every race we are running to improve on the last race, this is the sanctification process. Lets run enjoying this process....Keep Reading
In Psalm 105 and 106 David was recounting Israel's history and some of it was pretty bleak. In verse 47 of Psalm 106 he says 'Save us, O Lord our God' and that exactly what He did!...Keep Reading
Eph 1 God reveals his plan for EVERYTHING, that He will unite all things in Christ both in heaven and on earth. Yes people that is really happening! How does that change us, shake us, awaken us to a live life submitted TODAY to Jesus. We don't have to wait to bend a knee, do it today and let him change your mind, schedule, priorities, values and relationships. This is H...Keep Reading
Do you hold back love for only the special people in your life? That's not what God did, He let love loose on every race and nation. Set love free and watch what God does with it....Keep Reading
Our hope is not found in something, but rather someone. Jesus came so that we might have hope eternal. He doesn't lose His popularity or fade over time. Our Hope is not found in who we are or what we have done, but in who He is, and what He has done....Keep Reading
What an amazing gift we were given when Jesus came as a baby and changed the world forever!...Keep Reading
Take time to discover the power of God's grace. Allow the scriptures to illuminate how grace is foundational in your life. It's an every day position, stand in His grace and let this message overwhelm you....Keep Reading