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 The 1st Love
Paul’s word to the church this week is the reminder that we are to love people. We cannot let cultural or religious differences become a barrier preventing us from living and sharing the gospel. The church is called to identify with all kinds of people. That simply means to be empathetic and compassionate towards others … More Alongside.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v6255-1019e37 Listen in as our guest speaker, Adam Sieff, shares a message about grace and peace, entitled “Grace on Top of Grace.”
Paul dives headlong into sin and the repercussions of sin (very specifically, “sexual immorality”). Unfortunately the church is sometimes blind about the seriousness of all sin and its consequences in our lives and how that affects the Gospel message that we are called to live out as Christ’s ambassadors to the world. Paul was concerned … More Pay Attention
Red State vs. Blue State…Liberal vs. Conservative…Us vs. Them. We see in society the results of setting up false dichotomies. In an “us versus them” society, anyone who doesn’t agree with you, think like you, look like you, etc. is your enemy. Life isn’t meant to be lived that way because we are ALWAYS going … More Navigate the Gray
We live in a society that is so divided and divisive…Is this how it is supposed to be? This can’t be what life and society are supposed to be about, can it? Unity, wholeness, oneness are written into the character of God. Jesus came, lived, died, and rose again so that we “may all be … More Whose Idea WasThis?
As we close out the “Live the Greatest Life Possible” series, we dive into Philippians 4, where Paul lays out a process to perpetuate joy and freedom in Christ. It begins with celebration…our final Spiritual Discipline. Check earlier posts/messages to learn about the many other Spiritual Disciplines that can help you enter into God’s presence … More Celebrate!
How do I pray? This is an excerpt of our “Participate with the Presence” message on prayer where we focus on the “how” question. If you ever wonder how you can begin to pray with the power and authority of Jesus, this is a simple guide to how we can begin to pray like Jesus … More How to Pray