Oneness (11/19)

The Oneness we can enjoy is the kind that the Son enjoys with His Father: “May [they] be one as We are one.”

But the enemy of our souls does not want this to take place; he uses our difference to bring about isolation, division, and disunity within God’s Church. Conflict does happen in any and all relationships where people come together… are you married… have children… co-workers… our enemy would use conflict…

Bold Faith (11/12)

Is bold faith even have a choice?  If I am obedient, and live with a bold faith, I’m going to make a few enemies BUT the power of God will be revealed, souls will be saved, and I will stand in God’s favor.  There isn’t a choice!  There are souls on the other side of my obedience.  Bold faith is the only way to live.

The Authority of Jesus (11/5)

As a flock of Christians we need to run to that strong tower, we need to be together where people are praying, where you can be connected, where God’s Word is taught, preached, and put into action!

We cannot become separated from Who He Is and in this world He is seen and is found in His church!

Where do you turn when you are in trouble?

Having His Word (10-29)

Over the next three years Luther continued to preach against the practices of the Church of his time. His main points were that salvation was a free gift of God’s grace, through faith in Christ, and that the Bible was and still is the sole source of divinely revealed knowledge not the church or it’s human leader.

This Day – Part 2 (10-22)

It is not to the strength, courage, or even the faith of men that the church owes its existence. And in spite of the many failures of its members the church does indeed continue to not only exist but to grow. It is to God that the glory belongs for the church would not exist without Him using common, everyday, spiritually weak  individuals as examples to us of His strength, His righteousness, His Grace, and His Love!

This Day (10-15)

Perseverance in the face of trials and tribulations of life, death, sickness, and hurts is difficult.  Our first instinct is fight or flee rather than persevere. We can either flee, get angry, fight, and never grow up or become Christ like OR we can embrace the trail, the tribulation, the hurt, and turn to God in love. Then, by His grace through our obedience, our perseverance becomes what God intends us to be. No sane person enjoys the pain and anguish that comes in this life. But God uses all things for the good of those that love Him…

Responding to God’s Call (10-8)

We must endure – like Abraham, we cannot stop until we have reached the land he has promised.  For us, that is eternity.  Until we reach eternity, one way or another, He will never stop calling us deeper. Not when we’re 40, not even when we’re 75 or older!  On this side of eternity, we have never arrived.  When it comes to building the Kingdom, there is no such thing as a legal working age or retirement.  We are all called to something!

The Spirit of Truth (9/27)

Cliff Sanders in his book on Spirituality says that “Sin is a failure to love.” (Pg. 79) That we fail to Love God and one-another, that our love is directed elsewhere. He sums it all up with; “Sin is a broken relationship between us. (Man and God) That broken relationship is caused by our desire for self-rule- versus- participating in God’s Kingdom. And can be understood as misdirected love—loving some other thing in place of God or more intensely than we love God.” (Pg. 81)