Life is full of choices. The life of the Christian is full of choices, but the hardest choice was the one that God made when he chose the world. He chose you because he loves you. All the other choices after that are in response to his incredible love for you.
The Reformation of the Christian church brought many welcome changes. The greatest of these was a spotlight on the gospel of Jesus. There were also many societal benefits. One of those was a highlight of God’s design in marriage. Join us this morning as we go back to the beginning to see God’s plan for the perfect marriage
This week we continue our stewardship series, a look at the family of believers. Last week we saw our identity – one of God’s children, a son or daughter of the King of the Universe. This Sunday we’ll examine what we do with our time and the struggles that go all with it.
God calls his people from the nations. They weren’t his people, but now they are. God reserves the glory and accomplishments for himself. God calls you his child. The only question left for the Christian is why? Why would God love the unlovable? Why would God love me? The answer is that he loves us. God’s love doesn’t need a reason; it is marvelous to behold, truly divine. Join us as we look at God’s love using the prophet Hosea and his family. The family portrait is shocking.
Never give up! That’s easy to say when there is a goal in mind, when we can see progress. That’s not so easy when it comes to prayer. How do we know that God hears our cries for help? We have his promise. This Sunday we’ll look at God’s instructions for prayer. Never give up
Would you trust Crazy Bob’s Autos or Flow Honda with the purchase of your next car? If you needed a sitter for the kids would you ask the person next to you in the checkout line at Food Lion or a trusted friend or family member? This Sunday we’ll see that God gives you his word. That’s something you can always trust.
“Your’re just the worst!” Seriously, as each of stands before our God, we can honestly say these words. The reason is that we don’t need to compare ourselves to each other. We compare ourselves to God. God is the only one who can save us. We held our church picnic yesterday. God blessed us with a wonderful day!
There is a cost to everything in life. When it comes to learning in the school of hard knocks there are only two ways to learn. From your pain or someone else’s pain. Which would you choose? We finish out our four week series Weeks of Warning under the theme Cost. Jesus tells us that life under his cross of suffering will have a very real cost to it. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. The warning is that it won’t always be easy. The comfort is that we are never alone with him by our side.
Sinful pride can fill the heart of a Christian to the brim. This doesn’t leave much room for God’s love. We continue our series this Sunday – Weeks of Warning: Humility.
Four weeks of warnings for Christians begins on this Sunday! The life of faith will be marked by difficulties. These warnings are given so that the believer will be prepared to meet these challenges with the confidence of the cross. This Sunday we will see that the Word of God doesn’t always unite—it also divides. The living and active Word of God does not bring peace between believers and unbelievers, but division. Where is the comfort? The final purpose is the salvation of believers.
When Abraham was called to go to a different country, he went. When God promised a child, he believed. The concept of faith can be a difficult one. How can we get more of it? Follow Abraham through his walk with God this Sunday and see the source of his faith and yours.
What does duty look like? Often maybe we think of people who have served in the military. Possibly the image of a servant comes to mind. The life of a Christian can be hard to understand apart from the grace of God.
The Golden Rule sounds simple enough – Love your neighbor as yourself. The trouble is that we are so sinful that we can find our way around just about ANYTHING! How corrupt is the human heart! “How corrupt is my heart!” says the honest Christian.
Imagine your brothers sold you as a slave. Not to worry, you landed on your feet and had a great job in charge of a noble man’s house. Things got ugly though – to protect your reputation and to honor your God you lost your job and ended up in prison. Does this sound like a good life to you? You may know the story of Joseph already, but we’re answer the question: Is faithfulness worth the trouble it brings?
How many times should I forgive me brother? How many times should God forgive us? Our God has forgiven all of our debts. In our message this morning Jesus talks to a man about forgiveness but he uses the topic of thankfulness to make his point. Watch, and see if this applies to you.
God bless America! We have plenty to be thankful for. Today we look at the freedoms God has given us and the dangers to those freedoms.