Ignite the Gift of God

2 Timothy 1:5-7 ESV “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying … Continue reading Ignite the Gift of God

What Ought You To Be?

2 Peter 3:10-16 ESV “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. “Since all these things are thus … Continue reading What Ought You To Be?

He Will Have Our Hearts

Luke 10:38-42 ESV “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him … Continue reading He Will Have Our Hearts

Her Story

I know this is a subject that not many people want to talk about, but this is a huge problem in the church today in America. It is the “elephant in the room” that no one wants to mention, and so it is not dealt with. But childhood and spousal abuse and sexual addiction and … Continue reading Her Story

Called According to His Purpose

Romans 8:12-14 ESV “So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit … Continue reading Called According to His Purpose

Right Where You Are

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV “Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” We are not all called to do something that … Continue reading Right Where You Are

Pursue Righteousness and Godliness

1 Timothy 6:3-5 ESV “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, … Continue reading Pursue Righteousness and Godliness

Loving Jesus Christ means What?

John 14:21-24 ESV “’Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.’ Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, ‘Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and … Continue reading Loving Jesus Christ means What?

My Comfort in Affliction

Psalms 119:49-50 ESV “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” The thing that gives me comfort in my affliction is to know that God is absolutely sovereign over all that he has made and that nothing … Continue reading My Comfort in Affliction

Messed Up People Meme

There is a popular meme on Facebook that says, “I’d rather attend church with messed up people who love God, than religious people who dislike messed up people.” So, let’s break that down in sections. The church is the body of Christ comprised of those who are to love (obey) God, who have died with … Continue reading Messed Up People Meme