Faith is being totally dependent on God. We often hear statements like that and mentally or verbally agree without letting it truly sink into our hearts. Being totally dependent on our heavenly Father would require laying aside all of our preconceived notions about life. It requires us to put all our confidence in Him based … Read moreFAITH AND FOCUS: Totally Dependent On God
The world has many different versions of “freedom” that only lead to slavery. Many versions of freedom are only temporary relief from pain. Other versions of freedom are an escape from the prison of daily life. People seek relief in vacations, drugs, shopping, alcohol, other people, etc. We think if we can just get away … Read moreEternal Freedom or Temporary Relief?
Patriotism seems to be on the decline in the United States today. Tearing down America has become something of a verbal sport, where the people who find clever and unique ways to insult our nation, its leaders and its people, are rewarded with attention and waves of agreement. The 24 hour news cycle seems to … Read morePatriotism and Hope for Our Nation
Living an abundant life shouldn’t just be a dream or a goal; it’s God’s plan for our lives. God does not randomly hand out blessing and cursing. When you were born God did not say, “I’ve given everyone else a good plan with hope and a future, but it’s going to be different for this … Read moreThe Abundant Life: God’s Plan
We receive everything from God by faith through grace. Our salvation, the Holy Spirit and all of His blessings come to us when we believe and speak. When we push past our doubts, preconceived ideas, fears, and trust our Heavenly Father, we will see His will happen in and through us. “Faith assures us of … Read moreThe Abundant Life: Faith To Live It
Have you ever stopped to consider your thinking? Most of us are raised to believe that we only have so much time, money, room, energy, etc., so we should be cautious with what we do with these things. If we use too much, too fast, then we won’t have enough for later. Or, if we … Read moreThe Abundant Life: Abundant Thinking
The abundant life is not something we’re going to live by our own effort. We can make an effort by doing certain things to put ourselves in a better position to live an abundant life: be born again, filled with and pray in the Holy Spirit, study God’s Word, be in church and develop friendships … Read moreLive Abundantly By Grace Not Self-Effort
What is the abundant life? The Bible defines “life” as life as God lives it; or even more literally, God Himself. The word “ abundant ” means superior in quality and quantity, to be in excess or surplus. So, God wants us to have His life and not just a small piece or sampling of … Read moreWhat Is The Abundant Life?
Because of Adam’s sin we were born into a place, or a system, of sin. We aren’t sinners because we sin. We’re sinners because of the system we’re born under. When we are born again we are moved out of the system of sin and into God’s kingdom. “For He rescued us from the domain … Read moreGod’s Kingdom – A New System
When advocating change, taking a stand for a cause, is it done out of love or hate? “It (Love) is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it … Read moreFor Love or Hate?