Truly Following Christ: Understanding the Messiah & The Cost of Being His Disciple

For today’s word of encouragement, we need to thoughtfully consider the call of Christ on our lives. Jesus taught multiple lessons during His time of earth. He performed miracles such as feeding thousands of people with four loves and a few small fish. He cast out demons, restored the blind, and healed the sick. CrowdsContinue reading “Truly Following Christ: Understanding the Messiah & The Cost of Being His Disciple”

God’s Amazing Grace: Made Anew

Paul in Romans teaches that all humans have a sinful nature that wars against God and others. One of the most beautiful truths of Christianity is the transforming power of God’s grace! Have you ever wondered why some of Jesus’ teaching(s) in the Gospels seem hard if not impossible to live out? Today’s thoughts comeContinue reading “God’s Amazing Grace: Made Anew”

Grief to Joy: God Redeems

Has God redeemed you? Are there aspects of your life that seem hopeless, lost, or dead? How can we move forward in our lives when our dreams, careers, and/or loved ones are sources of loss and grief? No one is immune from the trials, tribulations, and losses of life. As sinners living in a brokenContinue reading “Grief to Joy: God Redeems”

Fan or Follower Thoughts Part 1

Are you a true follower of Jesus Christ or just an admiring fan? Join me as I expound on some quotations from Not a Fan. Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman. Question 1: Have you made a decision for Jesus or have you committed to Jesus? The first question for youContinue reading “Fan or Follower Thoughts Part 1”

Elijah and Elisha Part 6

Final Part in the lives of Two Great Prophets! How do you view the events of your life? Are you observing life through the eyes of faith? Join me as we consider overwhelming difficulties in light of God’s presence. 2 Kings Chapter 6 gives us a unique view of how God works in history. ThereContinue reading “Elijah and Elisha Part 6”

The Servant’s Proper Relationship with God

What is our chief purpose in life? What is the ultimate meaning behind all that we should be and do with the finite years God graciously provides? Oswald Chambers gives us several things to consider in our relationship with God. Join me as I consider: usefulness or relationship, the Joy of Christ, and a lifeContinue reading “The Servant’s Proper Relationship with God”

The Testing of Our Faith: Elijah And Elisha

We exist in a world wherein our faith and relationship with God is tried and tested. Peter reminds us that we will surely face “fiery trials” in 1 Peter 1:3-9. Our “common sense” and self-reliance will distract us if we allow it. For example, when God leads us through His Word and Holy Spirit, weContinue reading “The Testing of Our Faith: Elijah And Elisha”

Walking with God During Our

Introduction It’s inevitable that during our journey of faith that we will face set backs, trials, disappointments. Perhaps you are facing a “storm” of difficulties in your family, relationships, career, or finances. We don’t know the reality of our faith until our faith is under “fire” being tested. Jesus made it clear to the disciplesContinue reading “Walking with God During Our”

Elijah Part 5

Text 1 Kings 19:1-18 Video Introduction: Context and Setting Elijah has just finished confronting the false prophets of baal and Asherah. God graciously intervenes in history and calls His people back to His worship. Ahab returns to Jezreel and reports the events to wicked Jezebel. Perhaps Jezebel was expecting to hear how the people hadContinue reading “Elijah Part 5”