What Is The Church?

The basic meaning of the word “Church” in the Bible is “Gathering”. It’s the gathering of God’s children. In Matthew chapter sixteen Jesus explained how He was going to establish His Church. “He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the … Read moreWhat Is The Church?

The Purpose of The Body

What is the purpose of being a part of the Body of Christ? Jesus clearly shared His purpose in Luke. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the … Read moreThe Purpose of The Body

Stay Connected To The Vine

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in Me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NLT) These were some of Jesus’ last words to His disciples before He went to the Cross. He was reminding them that He … Read moreStay Connected To The Vine

Fulfilling God’s Calling

We’ve made it clear in the past few weeks that God has a calling for all of His children. He made all of us originals in order to fulfill a unique calling. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” … Read moreFulfilling God’s Calling

Righteousness pt 11

It might seem odd to say this, but most of us don’t give much thought to our thoughts. I know we can have thoughts that don’t have any real significance: like what we’re going to have for lunch. However, I want to talk about the deep thoughts of our hearts. These are the thoughts that … Read moreRighteousness pt 11

Righteousness pt 6

Galatians 1:10b says “Am I trying to please people? If I still wanted to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Many people don’t want to be considered a servant. Everyone would rather be the boss. However, when Jesus’ disciples were arguing about who was the greatest He corrected them by saying … Read moreRighteousness pt 6

Righteousness pt 3

It’s safe to say that unless we were in a desperate situation we would never ask a favor from someone we believed disapproved of us. We’d expect that they would say “no” without thinking twice. When we don’t stand in our righteousness in Christ this is exactly how we’ll approach prayer. We know we need … Read moreRighteousness pt 3

Righteousness pt 2

When we’re around people that we know don’t approve of us, we act differently. We don’t show our real personality. Our natural instinct is to avoid eye contact and maybe even leave altogether. If we don’t shrink ourselves to avoid being noticed, we’ll act bigger than we are. We’ll be louder than normal. We’ll try … Read moreRighteousness pt 2

Righteousness

We all come into this world separated from God because of Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden. One act against God caused everyone in history to be born into sin. Ever since mankind was locked out of the Garden we’ve been trying to find a way back to God. Different people call it different … Read moreRighteousness

At All Times pt 8

We live in a world where self-exaltation is the norm. Musicians, actors and other public figures seem to be in a constant state of promoting and praising themselves. This has had a trickle-down effect to the rest of the world. It’s estimated that 93 million selfies are taken each day, and the word “selfie” was … Read moreAt All Times pt 8

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