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
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)
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
In order to live the greatest life possible there is needed work within us that needs to be done. That needed work is God’s work, not ours! Our work is to put ourselves in a place where we are able to receive what God is offering to us (& for us!). So…how do we do … More Practice the Presence
We all have a choice to make.We decide to what/who we COMMIT.What we COMMIT to is what we MERGE into.So…Why COMMIT & MERGE with God…who He is and what He is up to?That is the only option if we want to Live the Greatest Life Possible!Nothing else can ever compare…and the whole world benefits!Click the … More Why.
Do you want to live the greatest life you could possibly live? God has created each of us on purpose & for a great purpose… That purpose is the greatest life we could possibly live. So, how do we find that? How do we figure out what that is? And how do we begin to … More Live the Greatest Life Possible.