Who comes to mind when I say Strong Faith, who would it be? One person for me is Peter. The last time we hear from him is 2 Peter where he reminds us of some critical things that will help us get stronger. Faith is Obtained, this faith is ‘Equal in standing’ and faith comes from God’s righteousness.
We all have busy lives and schedules to keep. That shouldn’t stop us from diving into God’s word. Join us each Wednesday night at 8pm on Facebook and YouTube for the Milestone 15. Take just 15 minutes to listen and be encouraged.
What is normal? It’s the way we were used to living. --No masks, handshaking, close talking, movies & dinner, musicals, events, little league, sporting events, etc. Or is it the new "normal"? I would imagine that the followers of Jesus felt that way 2000 years ago.
Many people describe life today as struggling, frustrated, hurting, angry, etc. The last 12 months have been historic. We lose our passion when we lose sight of our calling. The truth is, many don’t even know their calling. In order to get your passion back, you must start with reclaiming your calling.
What is probably the most important decision a person must make in life? More important than your career, more important than to go to university or not, more important than who you are going to marry. We must choose if we are going to... Accept Jesus Christ as our Savior or not. We must choose if we are going to... Be in a place of PEACE with God or not.
Have you ever avoided someone because you just thought that you wouldn’t get along with them, to later find out that they weren’t so bad after all? Well today, I want to introduce a new friend. You and I have been avoiding them for a long time but it’s time welcome this friend. Pain is my Friend. Too often, we embrace the idea that if we are following Jesus, I won’t have any pain or suffering, but that’s not true.
Each Pivot Point comes back to I Peter 2:11 – “We are soujourners and exiles” or said slightly different, ‘we are ambassadors’. We are living here temporarily and we are on assignment from God. So, we need to pivot from living as a citizen to living as an ambassador. Who do you need to be a blessing to? How will that affect them if you refuse to be a blessing? And how will it affect you if you quench your calling?
Christmas time is often referred to as a season of hope. For a month or so, our music changes, our focus on buying that special present, our decorations around the home changes. It’s all very hopeful and I would suggest that we need a fresh infusion of lasting hope today. So let’s see what Peter says. This is the distinction between Christianity and religions.
Hope begins with proper ID. When I feel hopeless, it’s typically because I am embracing the wrong identity. I can’t embrace the identity I get from someone or something other than God. It causes hopelessness. When I live in hopelessness, I cause hopelessness.
Are you OPEN FOR A CHANGE? God has a gift for each of us that is just waiting for those that are open for a change. God wants us to discover, follow and be blessed by Him and as a result we will make Him more famous, so others will discover, follow and be blessed by Him.
We will never know the full potential of God in us until we follow God’s process. God wants all of us to have the power needed to navigate life. Follow the simple steps; Buckle up, Fuel up, and Team up.
New Series through Colossians called ‘Captivated’. In this series we will see a church that was vibrant and exciting because they were captivated by Christ. Why wouldn’t we be captivated by a God who loves us?
Many times we are handed some circumstances and told or expected to just ‘deal with it’.
We all have Essentials things in our life that are things you can’t go without. Like food, toilet paper, clothing, and shelter. We don’t often realize how essential they are until we can’t get them. God offers Essential Services to everyone that follows Him. They are important for every day, and especially during a time of crisis.
There’s a phrase that goes, ‘Can’t see the forest for the trees’. It reflects a person/group that can’t see the big picture because they are so focused on a detail in the picture. Today, might be that day for some. Many have looked at this text and missed out on the big picture, because of a detail…