Most of us clamor for peace of mind, peace in the streets, and peace in relationships, but fail to recognize the source of our unrest and solution to it. Rebellion against God leads to unrest. God made it possible for us to be at peace with Him by placing the punishment for our rebellion on His Son, Jesus.
We can grow spiritually during this pandemic and redeem some of this extra time we have on our hands right now by cultivating a habit of family worship.
Here’s a preview of what Sundays will look like as we begin to re-open church to public gatherings starting May 17th.
During this time when we cannot meet together in person, we wanted to make you all aware of ways you can still support the church financially through giving.
Fear and anxiety began to creep into my thoughts when I read Isaiah 41:10… Then God’s promises brought God’s peace.
Difficulties are inevitable, but what equips followers of Christ to cope when others cannot is our perspective rooted in God’s person and promises.
Selfless sacrifice for the sake of another elevates the meaning of love far above our myopic self-indulgent preoccupation with Cupid, candy hearts, and chocolates.
Even God’s children exude without expressing a lamentable “I can do It myself” attitude. But in reality we need God’s presence and power every moment of every day.
Just as the presents under our Christmas trees have specific names on them, so too did God send Jesus into the world to provide forgiveness and eternal life for individuals.
How would it change our Thanksgiving Day if instead of sharing the traditional things for which we are thankful—health, a good job, etc., we said that we were grateful for a trial in our life? Trials are not punishment but a petri dish for growing our faith.
There is no better news than God’s wrath averted, His forgiveness received, and eternal life secured through faith in Christ.
God’s word is absolute and authoritative truth (John 17:17), whose moral standards and merciful Savior we reject to our culture’s peril and our eternal punishment.
Jesus taught: “A new command I give you: Love one another.” What was so new about this very old principal? It was His example.
As grand as it is to live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” there is a freedom more precious and permanent purchased at great price.
There is no shortage of activities with which we busy ourselves. But is all this busyness necessary? Does it prevent or promote our spiritual health?
Spring is supposed to bring flowers with their bright colors and pleasant aromas. A relationship with Christ is supposed to produce within His followers “the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place” (2 Corinthians 2:14).
I got into our car only to discover that the gas tank was nearly empty. I was not excited about empty. Recently I reached into a granola bar box only to realize that it was empty. I was not excited about empty. Empty is not usually exciting, but every year at this time, Christians are very excited about an empty tomb.
A Me-First mentality is incompatible with an awareness of the need for or an appreciation of mercy. The Bible paints a completely different picture of the human condition.