Finding Your True North

April 17, 2018

Finding Your True North

“Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you.  For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in our possessions. These are not […]

April 10, 2018

Sitting in Darkness with the Lord

“Enemy, don’t crow over me.  I’m down, but I’m not out. I’m sitting in the dark right now but God is my light.” Micah 7:8 (The Message) Life is comprised of a myriad of experiences that test both our patience and our faith. The activities of daily living–caretaking for family, practicing our profession, and maintaining […]

April 3, 2018

The Gift of Redemption

“He [God] has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”   Colossians 1: 13-14 (NKJ) As believers, we are familiar with the concept of salvation, Jesus Christ’s substitutional death for our sins […]

March 27, 2018

Freedom In Christ: What does the Cross Mean…

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  […]

March 20, 2018

Freedom in Christ: Let Go the EGO

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 (NKJ) “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”  Philippians 2:13   As Resurrection Sunday rapidly approaches, we […]

March 13, 2018

Humbling Ourselves: Character of Obedience

“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” Heb. 5:9 (NKJ) Obedience—is it an outcome of our faith walk or is it the means by which spiritual maturity is accomplished?  A discussion of obedience may seem inappropriate as we conclude our Lenten Season teaching series but as […]

March 6, 2018

Humbling Ourselves: Practicing Forgiveness

“… bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”   Col. 3:13 (KJV) This week as I scanned my mail, I observed an email celebrating the Lenten season.  When I looked to see who had sent it, I noticed […]

February 27, 2018

Humble Ourselves: The Power of Confession

“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.   For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.”  Psalm 51:2-3 (NKJ) Completing the first part of our Lenten Journey of the Cross, we will now leave our exploration of “Experiencing God” and move to the challenging area of learning […]

February 20, 2018

Experiencing God: Great Expectations

“So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, ‘What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served you? Why then have you deceived me?’ “ Genesis 29:25 (NKJ) In his classic book, Great Expectations, Charles Dickens introduces vivid […]

February 14, 2018

Experiencing God: Partaker of Flesh and Blood

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”  Hebrew 2:14 (KJV) How appropriate that Lenten season 2018 would begin on Valentine’s Day.  What greater love have […]

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