Text: Isaiah 12:1-6 (v. 1) You will say in that day: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, and you comforted me. (v. 2) Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is myContinue reading “God’s Restoration Plan”
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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?”
Be Patient, A Change is Coming!
Text: Luke 21:5-19 Introduction Votes were cast November 8th; the polls closed across the nation between 7-8pm; people waited patiently for the results, but even after votes were in, the winner was too close to call. People held their breath in hopes that their candidate would win. Then early Wednesday morning, we heard President-Elect DonaldContinue reading “Be Patient, A Change is Coming!”
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”
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”
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!”
God Preparing the World to Worship Jesus!
Matthew 2:1-12 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men[a] from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2 “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose,[b] and we have come to worship him.” 3 King Herod was deeply disturbedContinue reading “God Preparing the World to Worship Jesus!”
When Life Throws You a Curve
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Introduction My brother Dwight and I were born one year apart. As we grew up, mother clearly recognized that we could be hellions. Dwight and I played rough; we fought as if we had not been related. He hit me in the back of my head with a brick and the dentContinue reading “When Life Throws You a Curve”
From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly
What did the caterpillar feel as the cocoon slowly engulfed its body? Metamorphosis is a scary proposition. Trust in God has to be firmly established in order to surrender to such a process. And that’s why it doesn’t happen overnight. Salvation is instant but sanctification takes a lifetime. Therefore, it’s important to be patient withContinue reading “From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly”
The Church: A Place for Forgiveness and Freedom
Introduction It is said that one night in a church service, a young woman responded to God’s call and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. The young woman had a very rough past, involving alcohol, drugs, and prostitution. But the change in her was evident. As time went on she became a faithful memberContinue reading “The Church: A Place for Forgiveness and Freedom”