Most Christians are looking for happiness, not joy. Happiness is based on what happens to us. Joy is fellowship with God. Because we are made in God’s image, being generous is the secret to our joy. Seek joy!
Screaming and fighting to get our share, we forget to imitate Christ in our daily lives. Does it have to be like that?
Whatever is happening in your life (surgery, grief, jobless, frustrated, frightened, wondering if you are doing the right thing, wondering who you really are) God is saying, “Fear not…I have called you by name. You are mine. You are my beloved. With you I am well pleased.”
This is a day to remember and honor all those who died in active military service. May they rest in peace.
Are you buying your way into heaven with your money or hard work? How will you feel if sinners worse than you are there, too?
“Stairway to Heaven” kicks off the series of songs from the ’70s that could have been sermon titles. See how it fits with Matthew 20:1-16. Join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. here or in the sanctuary for the full sermon.
If you are filled with the Spirit, or your church is filled with the Spirit, you honor what God stands for. Switching our thinking from scarcity to abundance gives us the potential to do extraordinary things.
If our spiritual gifts do not flow from love then they are not gifts at all.
For Paul, if you are not serving God with love, because of love, out of love, from a position of love, then what you offer is zero. Paul wants our love to grow and flow out of the love God is already giving us.
“I’m fine,” we politely lie hoping our childhood scars stay hidden. But, the body keeps the score.
Let’s offer encouragement instead of judgment to people in pain. Let’s welcome people who need help because it is what God does for us. Each of us MUST build up our neighbor.
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” gives comfort to thousands struggling with everything from job loss to cancer. See how this bestselling book mirrors the strength, encouragement and consolation that are always near with God.