How to we live a life that is pleasing to the Lord? Paul explains that there are four elements to that lifestyle. In the letter to the Colossians Paul exhorts them to strengthen their faith. They were fighting false teachings that devalued Christ's supremacy and the adequacy of salvation through Him. This false teaching promoted… Continue reading Living a Life Worthy of the Lord
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
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!
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
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! The same is true of God’s kind intentions. Paul wrote to the Ephesians and said. “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2… Continue reading Walk in Love!
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.