Please note a portion of the beginning was not recorded. Passages referenced are Hebrews 3:13 and 2 Corinthians 13:11...Our world is broken, each one in it is broken, and what we all need is encouragement. This week we look at encouragement, the fertilizer of the soul.
When someone who experienced the life Jesus did says they have overcome the world, it is something worth thinking about. This week we look at what, how, and when He said it. We will also look at its implications for you and me!
Jesus said apart from me you can do nothing, In fact, what He actually said was, you can't even approach doing something without Him, and nothing means nothing! Jesus also said it wasn't believing in Him, which held the key, but rather abiding in Him. This week we explore abiding in Jesus.
It is easy to miss the point of the cross. It wasn't so we would believe in Jesus, but rather so we would love Jesus. Christ crucifixion is to move us on a human level, and touch our hearts, not so we would believe with our heads. This week we will look at the cross a bit differently!
The writer of Hebrews told his readers to look to Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith. This week we explore why he told them that and what he wanted them to see as they looked, but more importantly why it is so important for you and I to look to Jesus today.
The words David uttered, Lord create in me a clean heart, were spoken after an unbelievable situation, the act of adultery with Bathsheba, and the murder of her husband Uriah. This week we will explore how a simple innocent shepherd boy could become a monster, guilty of adultery and even worse.
Love finds no definition in the Bible. Rather what we have is a list of things that should and shouldn't be there to describe it. This week we look at a better way to try and understand love, and how we can know when love is, and isn't present. This week we look differently at this thing we call love.
If you ever stop to consider how God sees you, it will be a humbling and sobering experience. As God looks at us He has to deal with the good, the bad, and the ugly. When we consider how evil man is, the thought that God considered us worth fixing is pretty remarkable. Listen as we explore the fau
We are all familiar with the story of Saul on the road to Damascus, but did you ever ask yourself how he got on that road to begin with, and why that was the road Jesus met him on? This week will explore the story of the Damascus Road from another perspective, a perspective from God's providence.
So why did the nation go back to rebuilding the Temple after the work had remained dormant for fifteen years? He did just what He has been doing since the days of Noah, He sent a preacher! This week we look at what got the people going again, and why it was so easy for them to settle into their new normal. This week we will look at how God gives us a nudge!
After the Lord gave the go ahead for the exiles to return to Jerusalem, to rebuild the Temple, we are told that it took 46 years to complete. More importantly, we are told that after the work had begun it was put on hold for 15 years! This week we explore why, and the significance of the delay.
Over the next couple weeks we will look at a people God gave a second chance to do something of monumental importance, namely return from exile and rebuild the Temple which was destroyed. This week we will look at who they were and what they did first.
If God's goal is to lead us and light our path, why does it all seem so ambiguous? Why do we struggle to know God's will and make the right decisions, at the right time? This week we explore how to know what time is the right time!
The bottom line is, you cant live a spiritual life until you become a spiritual person, and being a spiritual person isn't blessing your food and going to church .A spiritual person minds the things of the Spirit and a spiritual life is one led by the Spirit. This week, we explore a Spiritual life!
When we look at the fall, it is obvious we have come to misunderstand what was lost. What was lost was that simple childlike relationship with the Lord. Today we will explore how our misunderstanding of the fall has caused us to see our goal as conquering the fall instead of regaining our innocence.
Healing is an important aspect of our human experience. In fact, without it, we would all die by succumbing to the simplest of injuries. But man is more than flesh and blood. Today we explore the healing of the soul. How to deal with the healing of our thoughts and emotions.
Cold is something we have all had some experience with. We know it when we see it, and we sure know it when we feel it. Jesus said something about the cold, He said that as time passes more and more people will become spiritually cold. This week we will explore the subject of “growing cold.”
Seeing the invisible seems to be an oxymoron. In Scripture, this mystery pervades every chapter and verse. However, according to the Scriptures, God is not invisible to us at all, and in fact, as Paul declared at Mars Hill, He is not far from any one of us. So how do we see the invisible God?
The Bible is full of stories about beginning again, starting over, about charting a new course in life. As we consider a new year, we will look at those pivotal times in Scriptures where beginning again made all the difference.
There is a huge difference between a "devotional life" and a Life of Devotion! A life of devotion ministers to Christ, a devotional life ministers to us. This week we look at the importance of knowing and understanding the difference. This Sunday we discuss the hallmarks of a life of devotion.