It is important to be ready when others ask questions, challenge your faith, or mock your beliefs. However, to “Always Be Ready” doesn’t always mean we always defend.Read More
The world says, take care of self, meet your wants, go after what’s good for you. Christ has a very different message...are we willing to listen...it’s PRIMETIME to INVEST! #GloryToGodRead More
Read James 3:13-18, and spend a little more time losing by earthly standards...you may just find yourself winning more often. #GloryToGodRead More
“If God created the world, why?” This question had me stumped for several days. Searching for His purpose and not finding a satisfactory answer made me quite unmotivated to do much of anything. I thought, If I don’t know why God created the world, I don’t really have a known purpose here. (Written by: Thomas W. Hastings, Senior)Read More
God chose us...those who cannot earn, nor deserve the Salvation He offers. We are chosen children of His based on what Christ did on the cross, not because of anything we bring to the table. God promises the Kingdom to those who love Him (James 2:5), not to those who love this world and its riches.Read More
Hearing a good sermon, walking out, and forgetting, doesn’t help you grow. You’ve just looked in a mirror, walked away, and forgotten what you looked like. Hearing followed by doing, applying, & practicing is what brings blessings to your life and helps you grow as a follower of Christ.Read More
The greatest story ever told, the story Paul dedicated his life to and got his purpose from when he stated in Philippians 1:21, “To Live is Christ, To die is Gain”. That story of the kingdom of God & the Lord Jesus Christ has no ending, AMEN!!!Read More
Many today want to claim faith in Christ, without obedience to God. That kind of faith, well, it’s about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.Read More
As you study James, you can start to form relations between its passages and your life experiences.
How closely do your actions follow the word of God?
Does James give some wisdom on how to work through something going on in your life?
By reflecting & relating scripture to your life, you can find ways to grow as a person or navigate a difficult situation.Read More
Remember to spend some time on your own reading through & journaling James this week. Here are a few things to think about as you journal…Read More
Paul was beaten, imprisoned, chained, shipwrecked, hated, looked down on, lied about, conspired against, falsely accused, and more. Paul was even stoned & left for dead, and do you know what He did? Paul got up and kept scattering seed.Read More
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” - Romans 1:20 #GloryToGodRead More
If you dread coming to worship & class because it often leaves you feeling guilty, change your perspective. Worship is not on the LAST day of the week, but the FIRST! Flip the switch, be proactive & not reactive, get ahead of the game!!! When you are with your family, find love & encouragement for the week ahead. You’re going to need it, we all do.Read More
Don’t leave God’s Glory at the church building, don’t leave it at home, & please don’t abandon the Glory of God when you’re with your “school friends”. Let His Glory be your passion!Read More
As I began to deep dive into the philosophical realities of Dumbo, I began to realize we are all Dumbo’s. In fact, the apostles were Dumbo’s, Paul was a Dumbo, Zacchaeus was definitely a Dumbo (perhaps people would have come from all over to see the wee little man...but I digress), and we, like them (and Dumbo), have been blessed with abilities.Read More
Weird question...when is the last time you really thought about your feet? I mean really thought about them, like how they work, carry the load, balance us, and constantly adjust to angles/surfaces as they propel us forward.Read More
Sure, sometimes we feel alone, but that is Satan trying to isolate us, beat us down, & distract us from our heavenly goal. When we focus on seeing God around us, knowing Him through the study of His word, trusting Him in all situations, and obeying Him to the best of our ability, we have a purpose in this life.Read More
Have you had that moment where you realize...you are the plan...it’s up to you to tell the story. God’s plan is for you to BE...the Church!Read More
My challenge to the young people and to all of our family, is don’t be content to “Just” sit in a pew. Don’t get me wrong, that is encouraging, but God has so much more in store for our lives.Read More
“Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.” Revelation 14:7Read More