Abundant Life: An Abundance of Grace

Have you ever wondered if you have enough of God’s grace in your life? “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us,” Ephesians 1:7-8a (NASB) The word “lavished” in this verse means “in abundance, to exist at hand in … Read more

What Is The Abundant Life?

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 more

More than a Shallow Understanding

One of the simplest things we can do to follow the plan for our lives is to know and understand the One who created it. If our relationship with our Heavenly Father is something we only think about on Sunday mornings, then we’re going to have a shallow understanding of His plan for us. However, … Read more

Moving Beyond Yourself

When we decide to follow God’s plan we need to know that it’s going to lead us to new places. We will no longer live or look like the world. The majority of people live in isolation. They are either alone or only concerned with their immediate family. God calls us to move beyond ourselves. … Read more

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 more

Plans for Life

All of us make plans. We plan vacations. You and I plan to get a promotion or a new job. We plan to have a loving, healthy marriage. It’s obviously good to have a plan for everything we do. We shouldn’t just float through life without direction or purpose. We should ask ourselves where our … Read more

Looking Beyond Pain

We should never allow our pain to make us cold and insensitive to God. How do we look beyond the pain though? By responding to hurt the way our Father tells us to. We imitate Jesus. What did Jesus do in the middle of the most painful moment of His life? He looked ahead to … Read more

Recognizing a Hardened Heart

There are many people who read books and articles or hear sermons about a hardened heart and immediately start thinking about everyone else in their life, because there is no way they could be talking about them. However, that kind of thinking is a sign of a hardened heart. If we refuse to see the … Read more

Guard Your Heart

The Bible clearly shows how important it is to guard your heart. Proverbs 4:23 says “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” The word “springs” in that verse could also be translated as “forces”, “boundaries” or “issues”. This verse and this word prove that we can control … Read more

Establishing The Heart

The Bible uses the word “heart” over 700 times. That should prove that God wants us to understand what the heart is and why it is so important. Many times the Bible is referring to the spirit of man when it says “heart”. This is the part of us that is completely saved and regenerated … Read more

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