Have you compromised? If your answer is “yes” or “no”, the next question we need to ask is, How does it show in my life? The church in Pergamum struggled with attempting to “blend” their faithful, Christian life with the worldly life of the culture of Pergamum. Jesus called for the Christian requirement of sharp … More Whoever Has Ears – Draw the Line
Do you have “Spiritual Myopia”? Is eternity out of focus? Are you only able to focus on your life on earth? Do you ever think about how this life might be a process of preparation for the rest of eternity? The churches in Ephesus & Smyrna struggled in areas that could be characterized by their … More Whoever Has Ears – Myopia
In the book of Revelation (chapters 2 & 3), John shares Jesus’ words of encouragement and challenge to 7 churches. In this mini-series, “Whoever Has Ears…”, we are learning about what Jesus saw in these 7 churches and how his encouragement and challenge applies to us today. Some suggest that the challenges facing these 7 … More Whoever Has Ears – Be Faithful
In the book of Revelation (chapters 2 & 3), John shares Jesus’ words of encouragement and challenge to 7 churches. In this mini-series, “Whoever Has Ears…”, we are learning about what Jesus saw in these 7 churches and how his encouragement and challenge applies to us today. Some suggest that the challenges facing these 7 … More The 1st Love
What would you do if you knew that Jesus was returning next week? When reading the book of Revelation, too often we perseverate on all the details of John’s poetic imagery trying to “crack the code” and “figure out” the end times… We lose sight of the importance of Revelation…the hope in the victory and … More What Would Be Different?
In the very beginning God showed us the importance of Sabbath. The 4th of the 10 Commandments is an invitation to remember the Sabbath Day and to keep it holy. Jesus often “withdrew to lonely places to pray” (Luke 5:16) & to be with the Father. The example has been set for us. So…Why is … More Why & How Sabbath.
Do you need to understand everything in the Bible… to believe in God? to follow Jesus? to be Christ-like? Remembering that the Bible is the story of God and humanity, what does God’s Word say about knowledge & understanding?…about God and about us? Too often, humanity gets our belief and our “understanding” mixed … More Comprende (Understand)
Have you ever wondered why bad things happen? Have you ever asked the question, “If God really is good, how does He let bad things happen?” We live in a world where bad things…terrible things…happen all the time! Why and how does that happen??? Join us this week as we “dive into the deep end” … More Why Do Bad Things Happen?
Prayer guides us into the heart & mind of God… There are 2 aspects of prayer – the words we use & our heart that we bring to our prayers. This week we talk the attitude we bring to prayer and have while praying. Our attitude reflects our heart & motivation. Join us this week … More Attitude of/in Prayer
Our new series this summer, we are responding to YOUR “Questions, Comments, Concerns, & Snide Remarks” This series is designed and driven by you and your thoughts… Our first question is about prayer. What is prayer? How do we pray? What is the point of prayer? Join us this week as we begin talking about … More Prayer Unceasing