Why You Need Mentors
on May 3rd, 2021
Some would consider me to be a successful Pastor of a thriving church, but I still need others to invest in me. I need people in my life who speak encouragement and provide wisdom. This year I have made a commitment to not only surround myself consistently with our Church Elders, but to also regularly fellowship and communicate with some older, wiser men in our church. Their wisdom, fellowship, an...
Taming the Tongue
on April 26th, 2021
“I will…not sin in what I say. I will hold my tongue.” Ps 39:1 NLTAn unknown poet wrote: “A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life. A bitter word may hate instil; a brutal word may smite and kill. A gracious word may smooth the way; a joyous word may light the day. A timely word may lessen stress; a loving word may heal and bless.” The Bible says, “No man can tame the to...
Put Your Faith Into Action
on April 19th, 2021
The Bible says, “Faith without works is dead” (Jas 2:20). Certain prayers only get answered when you take action. When the woman with the issue of blood took the initiative, pressed through the crowd and touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, He told her, “You took a risk of faith…now you’re well” (Mt 9:22 TM). And on another occasion we read, “As He entered a certain village, there met Him ten…lepers...
Dealing with Temptation
on April 12th, 2021
“When you are tempted, he will…provide a way out.” 1Co 10:13 NIVTemptation brings with it feelings of guilt. As a result we get discouraged and think, “If I were a better Christian I wouldn’t have such thoughts. I’ve prayed, over and over. Why doesn’t God just take it away?” Temptation never goes away! Prayer doesn’t remove it, prayer just drives you closer to God and He gives you power over it. “...
What Did Jesus Do On Monday During Holy Week?
on March 29th, 2021
Learn what Jesus did on Monday during Holy Week and how it applies to your life today:...
The Power of Your Testimony
on March 23rd, 2021
“Go…tell them how much the Lord has done for you.” Mk 5:19 NIV The most powerful testimony of all—is a life that can’t be explained without God! People may dispute your theology, but your testimony, that’s something else! Six different times Paul stood before hostile audiences, and each time he gave his personal testimony. No arguing, no debating—just his story. Dr. David Yonggi Cho built the worl...
Practical Tips for Evangelism
on March 15th, 2021
When you think of someone far from God, who’s the first person who comes to mind? Is it a neighbor? Coworker? Parent? No matter who it is, God can use you to reach them.Practical Tips for Evangelism:1. Find your oneNot sure how to answer the question, “Who’s your one?” yet? Here are a few suggestions to help. • Family: Who could love your family members more than you do?• Close friends: Who do you...
The Spirit of Honor
on March 9th, 2021
Have you ever wondered what causes miracles to happen? If there are principles that open or shut the flow of miracles, wouldn’t you want to know what they are? One spiritual principle governing the flow of miracles is found in the thirteenth chapter of Matthew: When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get th...
When A Believer Dies
on March 1st, 2021
When A Believer Dies📖 “You will not grieve like people who have no hope.” 1Th 4:13 NLTOur culture makes death a subject to avoid or to speak of with gloom. When the subject comes up even Christians try to dodge the bullet by escaping into vague, irrelevant-sounding metaphors. But God’s Word makes death clear and unthreatening for those who trust in Christ. “Dear brothers and sisters, we want you t...
Inexpensive Date Night Ideas
on February 22nd, 2021
Our latest series on relationships, It's Complicated, has been blessing numerous couples in our church. God is restoring broken, fragile marriages through his grace and the power of the Holy Spirit. One of the keys to a lasting relationship is to never stop dating each other. Romance doesn't have to be expensive to be great. The best romance is often free or nearly free because it is usually accom...
When It's Hard To Honor
on February 16th, 2021
Can I be real? It’s hard to honor someone who has hurt you so deeply or never showed you honor or respect. Our natural tendency is to repay evil for evil and seek retribution.But the apostle Peter tells us Christians to live “not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9). Th...
Missing In Action
on February 7th, 2021
Missing In Action Guest Writer: Elder Don DavisAs the pandemic drags on, people are becoming increasingly disconnected from their former spiritual habits.For the first time in their lives, millions have gone months without attending a worship service in person.This seems understandable until you see some of these same people in stores shopping, eating in restaurants, involved in other activities i...