Do you ever wonder why prayers don’t get answered? They get responded to, but not in the way or the time frame we want. James gives us the answer to this burning question. Perhaps we ask with the wrong motive. “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend… Continue reading Why do our prayers go unanswered?
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
The story of Martha and Mary has long been taught as the principle of prioritizing spending time with Jesus. Martha was busy working in the kitchen and trying to be a good hostess while Mary quietly sat at Jesus' feet, learning about her heavenly father. Martha was upset that her sister wouldn't help her with… Continue reading Martha & Mary – the Real Story
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, spirit, soul, and body. It is a gift offered to all that accept Jesus Christ as Savior, who gave His blood for the ransom of humanity. In broad terms, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. Regeneration or "Born Again" or "New Birth" is a work by… Continue reading You Must be Born Again!
Genesis 1:27, “God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.” Man is a unique creation of God. By being created in the image of God, man has a spiritual capacity that makes us moral creatures who can know and worship God. We… Continue reading What does the Bible say about Man
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!
God shaped you to prepare you for the purpose He created for you. God created a unique role for you to play. In every step you take and your decisions, God has determined a destiny for you to fulfill that will bring Him glory. Trying to understand your purpose and calling can betake time and… Continue reading You were formed and shaped for a purpose.
Some people are born with natural gifting and know precisely what they should do their whole life; this is true for my oldest son. Those people are few and far between. One day, when he was five, he said, “I want to be a lawyer.” In a few days, I expected that he would say… Continue reading Doubting your Purpose