Is the Church Leading the World to Jesus Christ?

“Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish. What has happened is that some people have infiltrated our ranksContinue reading “Is the Church Leading the World to Jesus Christ?”

Let There Be No Strife Between Us

Text:  Genesis 13:8-9, NLT 8 Finally Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not allow this conflict to come between us or our herdsmen. After all, we are close relatives! 9 The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want theContinue reading “Let There Be No Strife Between Us”

Faith to Forgive

Text:  Luke 17:5-6 5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”  6He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. Introduction The disciples when confronted with the necessity to forgive in aContinue reading “Faith to Forgive”

A Question of Priorities

38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. 40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, andContinue reading “A Question of Priorities”

How Determined Are You to Fulfill the Will of God for Your Life?

Luke 9:51-62, MSG Bible 51-54 When it came close to the time for his Ascension, he gathered up his courage and steeled himself for the journey to Jerusalem. He sent messengers on ahead. They came to a Samaritan village to make arrangements for his hospitality. But when the Samaritans learned that his destination was Jerusalem, theyContinue reading “How Determined Are You to Fulfill the Will of God for Your Life?”

The God Manifested in Jesus Cares About You!

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has notContinue reading “The God Manifested in Jesus Cares About You!”

The Walking Dead

Living without hope of change or living apart from the presence of God is a never ending nightmare. Truly, it can be likened to death row where the phrase “Dead Man Walking” rings true. This kind of depression is clinical; prayer and meditation on God’s Word are the only tools from whence deliverance comes. AllContinue reading “The Walking Dead”

I’m Pressing On in Christ

http://bible.com/72/php.3.13-14.hcsb Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus. Someone once said change is difficult. However, that perspective is generallyContinue reading “I’m Pressing On in Christ”

The Courage to “Be”

“Whosoever shall find his life shall lose it; whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.” (Matthew 10:39) Introduction Since the dawn of time mankind has struggled to find meaning in life. Jesus posits a challenge in our text this morning. Jesus challenges us to find not only the true meaning forContinue reading “The Courage to “Be””

Not Without Opposition

“because a wide door  for effective ministry has opened for me  — yet many oppose me.” [1 Corinthians 16:9, HCSB] No great opportunity to make a difference for Jesus comes without opposition.  And you wonder why them good church folks can give you a thousand reasons why something could not or should not be done.Continue reading “Not Without Opposition”