Most of us came to Christ through actions and conversations with lay people. By a lay person, I mean someone who is not a pastor. Maybe you noticed a peace in their lives that you didn't have. Perhaps you observed a generosity of spirit or kindness. Possibly they saw a need in your life and… Continue reading Are You Reproducing Disciples
“This is the day; this is the day; this is the day that the Lord has made.” I love that song and enjoy humming it to myself on the way to church. Did you ever wonder why the Christian Church worships on the first day of the week, Sunday, rather than the seventh day when… Continue reading The Lord’s Day
When we are little we are taught a little saying about the church. Here's the church, here is the steeple, open the doors and see all the people. It's a simplified explanation of the church but one point that got across to me is that people gather in the church. The church is so much… Continue reading What does the Bible have to say about the Church?
The Holy Spirit, a.k.a. Holy Ghost in charismatic circles, is a person. The Holy Spirit has the same nature and characteristics as God the Father and Jesus the Son. We read in Genesis 1 that He is omniscient, omnipotent in Hebrews 9, and omnipresent in Psalm 139. The Holy Spirit was at work in creation.… Continue reading God the Holy Spirit
Jesus asked. "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" "Well," they replied, "some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets." Then he asked them, "But who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."… Continue reading Who Do You Say I Am?
What do we believe about God? Today's culture would tell you that is a loaded question with many answers. Contrary to what today's society would say, the Bible tells us exactly what we can believe and have confidence in concerning God. God's first commandment in Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5 is, "You shall have no… Continue reading There is only one God!
Recently I was doing a Bible Study on Jude with some girlfriends. It was a Jackie Hill Perry study on the book of Jude. It caught my attention right off the bat. Mainly vs. 3 caught my attention, "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled… Continue reading Contend for the Faith!
Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. 1 Peter 1:18 (MSG) You prepare to go on vacation or take a trip. You pack your clothes, bring your car to the garage to change the oil, stop by the bank and get some money, at the very least. Likewise,… Continue reading Taking Stock in the Journey
Walking with Jesus is the most important thing we do in this life. He is our guide and compass. He knows where we are going, and we must trust and follow Him. As we travel with Jesus, learn more about Him, and become more self-aware, we must adjust our journey. Some adjustments involve training spiritually,… Continue reading Being Flexible is Key in Our Walk with God!
Matt. 6:5-6, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your… Continue reading Prepare for Your Journey with God through Prayer