Matthew 7:21-23 and John 15:1-10 Sin is the failure to love: the failure to first love God and then those made in His image. Sin is “a… Read more “Restoration: Are You? 6-13”
Matthew 1:18-2:6, Romans 5:1-5 Tonight, we come to celebrate that first advent, the arrival of the Messiah, the Son of God, born into this world. Jesus, at… Read more “Choosing Joy in Christ!”
This moment in the garden was the calm before the storm. I’m sure there was a sense of apprehension in the air. Jesus had just shared what would be His last meal with them and spoke some confusing and difficult truth. Something about betrayal and that He would have to die, that PETER would deny Him!… I’m sure the disciples felt a bit of unease. And Christ, He knew something big was coming, something monumental, something that would change the course of eternity for human kind.
We are meant to leave a legacy. Are you leaving behind a white picket fence and an inheritance for your children? Or are you leaving behind a story of healing that will point countless generations toward the one true savior?
How often do we place God in the friend zone? We put him in His corner for ourselves to go to when needed but never allow Him to be a part of all our thoughts and actions.
The greatest commandment calls us to do just that: heart, soul, and mind… that sounds like we are to allow God to flood our lives. This is love: when two become one.
We often go to prayer with these attitudes: that it has to be perfect, that the prayer must sound good.
When we go to prayer with this attitude we go, metaphorically, like I’m dressed.
We go pretending like we are ready for war yet a part of us finds it necessary to think of what others think of our prayer or it not sounding pretty enough