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 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?
“The most spiritual thing you will ever do is choose.” (Erwin Raphael McManus) Praying, reading the Bible, serving, loving, forgiving, offering grace and mercy…all choices we are free to make. There is nothing more real than Christian freedom, but that freedom is to be used to help/build up others! We have the choice to follow … More Choices.
We live in a society filled with double-standards…Double-standards are EVERYWHERE. Often we find that, as a people, we are very lenient with ourselves (or those like us/those we like), but very judgmental of others (or those we disagree with). Double-standards seem to be the rule. If we “zoom out” and begin to look where our … More Double-Standard
Life is lived forward but only understood backwards… To begin to understand how we’ve gotten to where we are in this moment in time, we need to look back and reflect upon the path we’ve traveled to get here. SoF MixTape Sunday is the day we do that. Where have we been? What have we … More MixTape 2020
We are not really in control. We can sometimes fool ourselves into thinking we are, but then reality hits and the realization comes. Unfortunately, most of us have been exposed to a mutilated form of the concept of submission so we embrace the deformity or we reject the concept altogether. The discipline of submission helps … More Let It Go
We are often stuck in the Ricky Bobby mentality… “If you’re not first, you’re last!” (Talladega Nights anyone?) If there is a “best”, then there has to be a “worst”. Jesus came to turn that mentality upside down and teaches that the greatest life possible is more than just CHOOSING to serve, it is about … More Be A Servant
This week we learned about the importance of changing the way our mind functions for the sake of living the greatest life that we have been created to live. Living the greatest life possible begins with renewing our mind. So, HOW do we renew our mind? We renew our mind by studying God’s Word. On … More HOW to Study…