New Year Decision

Today is the first Sunday of 2019. For you 2018 may have been a great year or it may have been difficult. Regardless of how you feel about 2018, it is in the past. Maybe you did not accomplish all you would have liked to last year. Maybe the year went by quickly and you... Continue Reading →

Wait or Faint

2018 may have been the best year of your life, or this past year may have been a difficult year for you.  Tomorrow you will close out 2018, but you may feel like you are just barely limping over the finish line.  If you close the year feeling like you have little strength left, or... Continue Reading →

Christmas Hope

In despair I bowed my head;"There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong,And mocks the songOf peace on earth, good-will to men!"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, 1863 Isaiah 59:1-3 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot... Continue Reading →

Trust Him

Micah 5:2 - But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. The second chapter of Luke begins the Christmas story by stating that... Continue Reading →

A Time to Separate

2 Timothy 3:5 - Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. We often talk about unity within Christianity.  We should not desire strife and envy.  We should desire unity and Christian love.  This does not mean we are to seek unity at all costs.  It does not mean... Continue Reading →

3 Essentials to Making Disciples

In Daniel 6:16 the same king who signed the law that resulted in Daniel being cast into a den of lions declared that Daniel's God would deliver him.  After God did deliver Daniel, the King declared that the God of Daniel "is the living God." How did this King come to recognize the living God?... Continue Reading →

A Biblical Mandate for Missions

Definition of Missions: Task on which God sends a person that He has called, particularly a mission to introduce another group of people to salvation in Christ. In the Christian context the person sent is called a missionary. This person is charged with the task of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to people to... Continue Reading →

What is Stopping You?

In Luke 8:35 we see man sitting at Jesus' feet, clothed and in his right mind.  If you have read this chapter you know the previous statement is significant because of who the man was.  He had not always been able to sit calmly.  He had not always been clothed.  It had no doubt been... Continue Reading →

Come Apart and Rest a While

In Mark 6:31 Jesus tells the Apostles to "Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while." The Command: Come apart and rest a while. We live in a time when the average person's life is busy.  Family schedules are filled with work, school, hobbies and sports with little time to rest... Continue Reading →

2 Obstacles to get to Jesus

In Mark 10:46 we are introduced to Bartimaeus a blind beggar who called out to Jesus.  What happened between him crying out and him getting to Jesus depicts 2 common obstacles that people can face when they recognize their need of Jesus. People When people realize their need of Jesus in their life they will... Continue Reading →

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