The reality for every Christian is that we have an internal struggle that goes on each and every day.
The truth is that what we say matters, to God and to the effect we have on other people. What are you saying?
We all do it. While someone else is talking, we're thinking about what we're going to say next instead of about what is being said to us.
How do you see God? Often our misconceptions of God cause us to not trust Him the way we should. As we understand who God really is and how much He truly loves us we can experience the fullness of life.
The account of David and Goliath is so relevant to our lives today because we all have giants to face. David’s faith in God caused him to look at the giant from a different perspective.
The events of Joshua and the walls of Jericho teach us important principles about experiencing victory in our lives.
Noah is without a doubt a hero of the faith. His story is one of true faith. True faith will always be substantiated by our works. It is this powerful truth that we see illustrated in the life of Noah.
According to the Gospels, before entering Jerusalem, Jesus was staying at Bethany and Bethphage, and John 12:1 states that he was in Bethany six days before passover. While there, Jesus sent two disciples to the village over against them, in order to retrieve a donkey that had been tied up but never been ridden, and to say, if questioned, that the donkey was needed by the Lord (or Master) but would be returned.
Pastor Jeff Johnson continues our study through Philippians.
Selflessness; the Bible teaches us this message. Paul instructs us in the Book of Philippians that we are to do nothing out of selfish ambition. We are to value others above ourselves and their interests above our own.
As Paul is in prison awaiting possible execution, he writes the letter of Philippians to the church in Philippi. He reminds them that God is in control and whatever happens to Paul it is for the advancement of the gospel.
The incredible truth of Christmas that God became a man and made his dwelling among us often overshadows the fact that ordinary men and women played such a big part in this story. Take Joseph, for instance. He’s a regular young man and often overlooked and not appreciated for his part in God’s plan.
Why would God require his people to worship Him? Worship is for God, but it also benefits those who worship Him. Worship keeps our lives in order. It helps us remember all that God has done for us and is a way of thanking Him for it.
We have been given this amazing gift called prayer. The ability to share our thoughts, struggles and concerns with the God of the universe. Yet so often we find ourselves neglecting this gift. Why? If we really understood the privilege and the power of prayer, would it change whether we utilize it?
We are all in a Spiritual War but God hasn’t left us defenseless or helpless. He has given us spiritual armor to protect us and help us stand against the enemy who comes to “rob, kill and destroy.”
We've been talking a lot about marriage recently, and we know you have questions. We all face challenges in our marriage. None of us has it all figured out. What have you always wanted to know, but you've been afraid to ask? What have you been trying to figure out? Where do you feel "stuck?"
- The reason for conflict
- The reactions to conflict
- The resolution to conflict
No wonder that sinners are given to slumber when saints sleep as they do. No wonder that the unconverted think hell a fiction when we live as if it were so. No wonder that they imagine heaven to be a romance, when we act as if it were so little a reality. - Charles Spurgeon
We have all been called to make a difference, to be the salt and light of the earth. Unfortunately, we often make excuses instead. God has not called us to make excuses. He has Called us to make a difference. To make a difference, you must first be different. Are we using what God has given us? Are we really that different?