Jesus Asked – Why Are You Thinking These Things In Your Hearts?

I know it’s Memorial Day Weekend, but I would like to get us thinking right off the bat here today.  What do you think influences your life the most?  What do you think is directing your life and impacting your life experiences more than anything else?  Now, we are in church, so we may say God, and yeah, that is a good answer.  Some might say it’s my family and loved ones.  Some might say their job or . . . Read More »

What is happening in our world?

Before the God Questions series ends, there is one more question we want to answer.  What is happening in our world?  Have you ever wondered why life is so hard?  What conclusions have you come to?  Specific to your life, have you ever wondered why every step forward seems like you’re walking through mud?  Walking through life can feel frustrating and exhausting.  Think about it, would you say you are walking through life with more or less energy?  . . . Read More »

The Challenge Of Seeing Ourselves As God Does, In A World Trying To Ensure We Don’t

You know the other day I was thinking about something Paul said towards the end of Romans, and it’s stuck in my heart and mind lately. This is something that I don’t think too many of us people…and even us Christians who believe Christ lives in us can see or accept about ourselves. Romans 15:14 I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness… NLT Paul says he is convinced that you . . . Read More »

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Me?

When I was younger, I didn’t understand these verses. I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God. More and more people are seeing this: they enter the mystery, abandoning themselves to . . . 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 »