Believing and then behaving like those liberated from, not dominated by, sin is our only hope of upright living.
What a blessing it has been to see God at work in a variety of ways, and it is our prayer that He would be glorified in us as we worship, pray, and fellowship together in the year to come!
A few spiritual “New Year’s Realizations” to help strengthen and sustain us in 2024.
“Joy to the World” is not just a familiar Christmas carol, but a much needed message for our world grounded in God’s Word.
We should be unashamed of the good news of reconciliation with God through Christ because the gospel is “the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes.”
Gratitude for deliverance motivates true believers to obedience, reverence, and exuberance—thanking and glorifying God even when life is hard.
God doesn’t grade on the curve based upon our behavior, but on whether or not we believe in Christ as Savior.
Many people operate under this childish delusion in relationship to God—If I can’t see Him, then He can’t see me. God’s word disagrees.
“Thirst” describes awareness of our spiritual need for relationship with God that is unmet because of our rebellion against Him.
God’s kindness to forgive us through Christ stimulates our kindness towards others out of loving devotion—not legalistic duty.
I accept not only Jesus’ claim to be God, but also His assertion that, “I am the way and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Me.” That’s a startling and liberating claim.
The natural inclination to do harm to those who’ve insulted or injured us comes easily, but it runs counter to the Spirit-led response of extending mercy.
We can be religious without being righteous, but not righteous without doing what is right.
“Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 3:18
God went ahead of us in 2022. Through the unforeseen personal and ministry challenges and joys of the past year, He has been with us, not failed us, nor forsaken us.
More than ever our world needs people who know, show, and share God’s truth.
Deliverance from God’s wrath resulting in our adoption into God’s family is made possible through Christ’s birth and made personal through our faith.
God mercifully invites all who’ve rejected and replaced God, the spiritually cold, to turn up the heat.