1. Your Calling
    19 Feb, 2018
    Your Calling
    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:1-3 Have you ever heard a person talk about their job as their calling? When we hear someone say this, it's usually because the person has a strong passion to do something particular.  The person may also tie that
  2. Why Obey God?
    13 Feb, 2018
    Why Obey God?
    And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:1-3 Why obey God? There are lots of ways to answer that question. We obey God because he is God.  He's the One who created us.   Just as an author has authority over the characters in the book she writes, God has the right to order our lives and tell us how to live because he is our Creator.   We obey God
  3. The Price is Right
    02 Feb, 2018
    The Price is Right
    Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.  Isaiah 55:1-2 I'm sure you've heard of the game show The Price is Right.  This show debuted on NBC in 1956 with Bill Cullen as host.  It was picked up by ABC
  4. Generosity
    31 Jan, 2018
    We want you to know, brothers, about the grace of God that has been given among the churches of Macedonia, for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.  For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints- and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to
  5. Pillar and Foundation of the Truth
    26 Jan, 2018
    Pillar and Foundation of the Truth
    I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.  1 Timothy 3:14-15 I remember being puzzled the first time I read Paul's description of the church as “the pillar and foundation of the truth.”   I was confused by the imagery, but then I realized that a pillar upholds something.  So does a foundation.  And that which Paul
  6. Impossible?
    24 Jan, 2018
    For nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 A bush that is on fire but does not burn. A sea parts just in time to allow people to escape their enemies. Ladies way past the age of childbearing become pregnant. A sunken axehead floats to the top of the water. A virgin gives birth to a child. People are raised from the dead. All of these things sound impossible to modern sensibilities.  And to be honest, that's completely understandable.  These things are impossible outside of the