Easter is the most important date on the Christian calendar because it celebrates the day Jesus defeated death. And because Jesus defeated death, everyone who believes that Jesus is the Son of God, we are set free from death. Here is how the Bible explains it. 14 Since the children, as he calls them, are people of flesh and blood, Jesus himself became like them and shared their human nature. He did this so that through his death . . . Read More »
Are You Experiencing The Overwhelming Victory That is Yours Through Jesus?
It’s Easter Sunday, which is a day of celebration. It’s often a busy day of family get-togethers, Easter baskets, and Easter Egg Hunts. For many, it’s a day to dress a little nicer to go to church, and for some, it’s a tradition to go to church on bigger holidays like Christmas and Easter. So, for many inside their churches, it’s an exciting day with visitors and more attendance and energy around the church services. And all this . . . Read More »
Imagery Of The Father’s Love
The Parables of Jesus Series Continues
Is It Even Possible To Relax?
If I asked you if you were relaxed or able to relax, how would you answer that question? For some of us, this question would be met with laughter, or a big sigh, and then a long list of things that we are doing, dealing with, or walking through that would never allow us to relax. I don’t know about you, but it is difficult to relax as we walk through life, which by the way, seems to be . . . Read More »
One Last Look Back at a Challenging Year
The Last Sunday of 2020
Responding to COVID-19
Just a few days ago I went to the gym and was looking forward to my daughter’s Track and Field season starting. Now we are encouraged to not even leave the house. What happened? It’s hard to catch up to the reality of it all. If you watch the news, a sense of fear and worry can just overwhelm your heart. Scripture says, Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries . . . Read More »
I had a friend who had to go to the emergency room. He shot a roofing nail into his knee and literally stuck himself to the roof. As he tried to use the hammer to pull the nail out, he realized he need to be rescued. Have you ever needed to go to the emergency room? If you are bleeding, a bone sticking out where it doesn’t belong, or a nail in your knee, you want a doctor . . . Read More »
Breaking Free From Those Old Grooves
I don’t know if you have ever really thought about this but I seem to be a creature of habit, how about you? I have things that I tend to do and keep doing. Some of those things can be really positive and some of those things maybe not so much! I can get up in the morning and without a lot of thinking I can end up right in front of the coffee pot without even really . . . Read More »
The Foundation Matters
Good morning! We have reached the end of the sermon on the mount. We’ve worked our way through Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5, 6 and 7. I was just thinking, can you imagine sitting and listening to Jesus teach this whole thing? We’ve gone through this series all summer long! So really, however long I may take today is nothing in comparison to how long the original sermon was, so don’t keep checking the time. I promise not . . . Read More »