Nothing else in the Christian faith matters if we don't believe in the inerrancy and complete authority of God's Word - It is absolute Truth. Culture may change; society may change - God will never change - and neither will His Word.
It's hard as humans (and Americans!) to understand that He is strongest when we are at our weakest. We want to control every aspect of our lives-but, when we handle everything, He doesn't get to use us as He has intended. His glory shines through when He does through us what we can't do on our own!
The enemy is hard at work, no doubt! As believers, we need to watch what goes on in Israel. They are God's chosen - they have an everlasting covenant with Him. He WILL be faithful to them. "To the Jew first and then to the Gentile...." What does that mean? Why should we care? Come find out....
Folks, if you live long enough, "life will trash your trophies." (quote credit to James Dobson) Every, single one of us will one day stand before Jesus - when that day happens, nothing earthly is going to amount to anything. Jesus isn't going to care how much money we had in the bank while on earth, what kind of car we drove, what athletic abilities we had, or what city our house was located. The ONLY things of eternal value are our love for Him and our obedience to Him in building His kingdom
Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria - the local places! We aren't called to make disciples of just the "uttermost parts of the world." We're commanded to start first with our neighbors and our communities. What better way to do that than to serve a local community with a new church plant....
God created us for relationship - we need the fellowship of other believers! It's vital for believers to use their giftings, teach each other, learn from one another, and fellowship together. Surround yourself with Jesus-lovers who will encourage you to stand strong on the Word!
PRIDE - the root of most any other sin with which we struggle! The difference between pride and humility is often found in who is getting credit for what goes on in our lives. For the believer, is there ever a time for "good" pride - sure....Paul had some...check it out....
Communication...whaaa?? Oh, my - it's vital that we communicate with our spouse! Yes - we do speak different languages sometimes - ha! But we can learn to hear what the other is saying if we give it some honest, genuine effort.
Happy Resurrection Day!
Jesus - the First Fruits of the resurrection! "First Fruits" means there is more yet to come...He was the first fruits....we will be part of the rest! Come hear the hope we have for eternity!
The only holidays started by God are the Feasts of the Lord. Come hear why they are important and how Jesus fulfilled the first 3 while on earth. This is awesome stuff!
The difference between "I'm sorry," "Will you forgive me," and "I repent" can be eternal. Join us to find out which one produces the fruit for which our God is looking...
Life is full of disappointments! Many things are just simply out of our control. Our response to disappointment can be positive even while facing difficult things.....
Sin vs Godliness - that's the real battle going on when we seek to tell God He's made a mistake. Just because we struggle with a particular sin doesn't mean He's made a mistake - on the contrary, He's ready to use our obedience to His Word to bring honor to Himself! Are we willing to say no to sin and to our own way...in everything from life circumstances to sexuality to gender identity?
Money plays no part in the heavenly realm....yet, it controls a lot of what we do here on earth! How we handle it can have eternal consequences. Does our Lord have access to our finances, or do we keep those to ourselves and refuse to surrender that part of our lives to Him?
Joshua was ready for what the Lord had for him...even if he didn't understand the timing or the method. He still saw the results of the miracles of God. Are you ready?
Love is part of the very character of God - He can't not love us! Many people struggle with that knowledge when they find themselves in bad situations or have tragedies happen in their lives. His love for us is not measured in life circumstances but rather in Who He is and what He's done for us.
There is only One King, One Lord, One Creator. He, and only He, is worthy of our worship and honor forever. It's gonna be loud in heaven!!