To those who know Christ as Savior, how do you see yourself? In a day and age where Christians are increasingly marginalized, we are called to rejoice in suffering. Is that where you are at today? Come and see your promised land in Christ! Start believing God and know His joy, even in the midst of dire circumstances!
This week we look at two other hindrances to growth; wrong relationships and wrong faith. Do sharks really grow to the size of their container? Or is something else going on? How about Christians? Are you stunted or are you thriving in Christ?
Sharks can grow mighty big... or not. Listen to the end and you'll understand. Why is it so hard to grow in our faith, in our relationship to Christ? Many a Christian's growth is stunted. What are the hindrances to growth? And what can we do to unleash the life of God in us that calls us to grow?
What does it mean to be alive? The biological sciences give us 7 characteristics of life that can illustrate our Spiritual life and growth as well. Is your faith growing? What does it look like to be alive? To be alive in Christ?
It's Memorial Day Weekend. The Scriptures have a lot to say about remembering. Why are we so prone to forget things that are true forever, and yet we remember and invest ourselves so easily in the trivial? In 2 Peter chapter 1, the apostle Peter has a lot to say about remembering that will help us to "effective and productive" in our invitation into God's grace. Give a listen... and then... don't forget what you hear!
Why do you exist? This is a scientific question and a religious/philosophical question for our graduates on graduation Sunday. The answers are clear... they will amaze you... they may even change your perspective on today... and even your perspective on your life! Dare you to listen!
The church is illustrated in the Bible as a family, a body, and as an army. If you know Christ as Savior, you are a soldier in His army, and He is your commanding officer. In celebration of Armed Forces Day and our freedom in Christ, how do we obtain the moral courage to follow our commander's will and way?
Jesus proclaimed John the Baptist to be the greatest man the world had ever known. His mother had something to do with that. God used Elizabeth to fashion the soul of John, just as He uses mothers to do the same in our day. Are you up for the challenge? This message isn't just for mothers and women!
The writer of the gospel of Mark recorded Jesus asking the exact same question back to back in two different circumstances to two very different persons. The question is, what is God trying to say to us? The answer will challenge you deeply. Lord, help us to SEE!
To live life, making decisions according to passions and desires, rather than truth... is a CRAZY motive... a LOCO motive. Pop culture teaches us to follow our heart... our emotions. Jesus teaches us to follow Him. Psalm 28:7 is a wonderful example of the transformation that can occur as we follow God rather than our emotive desires.