What do we do when we believe in Jesus, but we still see so many layers of guilt and shame in our lives?...Keep Reading
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Historically, did you know in the 1800’s pastors in the local church in Western Europe, and the United States began to say, “We don’t really need to listen to Jesus.” The thought was that Europe and the U.S. was growing in education, which is true, and pastors thought educated people would never believe in the glorious parts of Jesus, so they literally just removed those glorious parts of Jesus from the pulpit. They removed things like the virgin birth, the miracles, the power, the transfiguration, the cross, resurrection, and simply reduced Jesus to a good role model, but in verse 35 the voice of the Father rings out, “This is My Son. My Chosen One; listen to Him.”...
What does it look like to become new people in Jesus?...
Wisdom isn’t really learning information and reciting information like on a test, but wisdom is drawing out the skills to navigate life well. Wisdom is to be skillful at honoring God in such a way that it produces a beautiful life. I know that is a little abstract, so lets jump into Proverbs 3 to draw out what that looks like practically to live out wisdom....
How does Jesus want us to steward 2019? This life is not our own. We have been purchased for a price (1 Corinthians 6) through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection our life belongs to Him, therefore, how can we honor God with our lives in 201...
Ecclesiastes 10:10 says, "If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength." How many times do we just run into life swinging an axe and we forget to sharpen our axe? How many times do we start working on a project, but we forget to get our tools? We start working on homework and we forgot our notes. We start cooking food and we are missing an ingredient. We want to prepare! ...
Do you feel restless? You’re running a fast pace in most areas of your life and then when you get out of that environment or something changes, you’re now freed up from certain commitments and you’re not sure what to do. The Lord graciously showed me how restless my soul is. I was physically restless because I was spiritually restless. ...Keep Reading
Don’t you wonder what those new glorified bodies will look like? Just imagine our bodies completely free from sin. Imagine our brains having thoughts that are free from worry, anxiety, fear, shame and condemnation. Imagine our relationships without insecurity, doubt, jealousy, and gossip. Imagine our bodies without aches or pains. ...Keep Reading
Have you ever wondered what you should be including in your prayers? Maybe you tend to pray just moment by moment or maybe you make intentional effort to spend some "time" in prayer daily. No matter where you are at on the spectrum, let's take a look at what we're to be praying for and use the Lord's Prayer as a guide....Keep Reading
What does the Apostle Paul mean by the religious ceremony, "baptized for the dead?" Is that something we should be doing today?...Keep Reading
Abortion. It is a subject that can produce a wide range of emotions. The purpose of addressing this topic is to give each side of the debate a glimpse into what the other side is thinking, not to start a debate or stir up anger. Moreover, we want to be clear that what follows is in no way intended to produce guilt or shame. The purpose of this blog is not judgment. ...Keep Reading
It would be easy to look at the good news of Jesus, and simply think, "Good that I know Jesus. I will just study the Bible until Jesus returns, and pray nothing horrible happens until then. But, in 1 Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul points us to the living hope we have in Jesus. ...Keep Reading
What do you think about your body? What happens to your body when you die? Is your physical body important to the God of Scripture? In 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 we see the Apostle Paul walk us through the importance of our physical bodies. ...Keep Reading
Can you imagine a time when you were completely satisfied and at peace? There is no trying to squeeze purpose out of your career, or what others think about you. No confusion about who you are, and what defines you. In the midst of all brokenness, both internally and in the world around us, God sends promise after promise that things won’t always be as they look....Keep Reading
Perhaps you have always thought the resurrection of Jesus is unbelievable, but it is just one of those things you have to take as blind faith. But, 1 Corinthians 15 is written out by the Apostle Paul as eyewitness evidence. ...Keep Reading