1. Remembering the Source of Our Abundance
    06 Jul, 2018
    Remembering the Source of Our Abundance
    Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you. Deuteronomy 28:47-48  God's people were about to enter the Promised Land, and Moses tells the people what God says about the curses that will come upon them if they
  2. Choose
    23 Aug, 2017
    Choose
    Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.  And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Joshua 24:14-15 I like the way Joshua doesn't mince words in this
  3. Freedom to Serve
    06 Jun, 2017
    Freedom to Serve
    For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  Galatians 5:13 Nelson Mandela once said "to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." That may sound like a good sentiment, but what seems to happen in this fallen world of ours is that freedom brings out both the best and the worst in us. Part of the worst that comes out is a