Many people today reject the teachings of Christ, deny the truth of the Gospel, and persecute in some way or another those who are in Christ's body. Everyone claims to have their reasons; because they know better than God, because things have changed since the Bible was written and it's not valid anymore, that God … Continue reading The Great Counselor
We are physical beings; at least in this life. In this life, we need food, we need water, we need shelter from the elements, we need lots of things. But as spiritual beings, what we truly need more than anything is the word of God. Look at Matthew 4:4 Matthew 4:4 4 But He answered and … Continue reading The Bread of Life
Throughout the history of the Bible, God has chosen many different individuals to do His work. God, many times, works through natural means to show His divine providence, and this is another way that He accomplishes His goals; by sending faithful people to do His tasks. The thing is, when God calls on someone, He … Continue reading Send Me
Complacency. Comfortable in ourselves. Comfortable in our efforts. Resting on our laurels. I think these are things that many people struggle with in today's age. When things are going well, it can be easy to start feeling like we're doing enough; like we've got everything figured out. But we have to wake up and realize … Continue reading Moving Forward
In today's life in America, it seems like it's never been more apparent than now that we need God's Word. As of late, there seems to be this influx in moral issues that become huge topics of discussion and points of contention between people in our great and wonderful country. Despite all of that, some recent … Continue reading The Need for God’s Word
We recently held our Vacation Bible School with other local congregations, and I had the pleasure of helping teach the teenage class. The theme was "discovering the treasures of Christ" and looking at personality qualities that God looks for in each of us. One lesson from our VBS that has a very strong message and … Continue reading Treasures Where?
One of my favorite songs to lead is "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." It really captures the greatness of being able to go to God the Father through Jesus. No matter what struggles we are going through, whatever weight we have on our shoulders; whatever the need may be, we can take it … Continue reading Befriending Jesus
In most areas of life, it's typically seen as an advantage to be to unique or without equal. Athletes are praised for their unique strength and for winning championships and titles. Companies with popular products pride themselves on their uniqueness in their advertisements. But in religion today, in these denominations, it's seen as distasteful, politically … Continue reading One Church or Many Denominations?
I've heard some people say things "I know I'm saved because I feel good about it," or "If I were lost, I would definitely feel like I was." I'm sure we've all heard people talk or pray to God to give us a "feeling" so that we can be assured about the truth. I would … Continue reading Feeling Saved
We had a great lesson brought to us in our Sunday School class yesterday and I thought that it would be great to share that here. Hopefully I can do it justice going off my notes and my memory. Abraham - who we all know - was promised a son, and after waiting and waiting, … Continue reading Abraham and Obedience