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  • June 25, 2013

    Matthew 6:25-34

    As people who lead others and carry the responsibility of organizations, it's easy for us to find enough things to worry about. We have deadlines, budgets, staffing, financial pressures, attendance, audits, reports (you fill in the blanks) that could make our blood pressure rise and account for many sleepless nights. But Jesus cautions us against worrying about anything, even the food we eat or the clothes we wear. In this passage, Jesus gives his disciples (and us) six reasons for trusting in God rather than worrying.

  • June 11, 2013

    “ Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour ” Romans 13:7

  • June 4, 2013

    If you live in the world, it's a given that you will face pressure—Jesus says that you will face tribulation (see John 16:33). What recourse do you have if you feel unable to face pressure? What recourse do you have when you're disappointed in your inability to persevere?

  • May 28, 2013

    As I have read the Bible over the years, I found it interesting to note how the scriptures would describe the impact of the Blessing upon those who served and obeyed God. I noticed that God's blessing would not simply impact them in one way or in one area. The blessing of the Lord would impact their lives in multiple directions.

    Notice the following examples of the impact of the the Blessing from Scripture:

  • May 7, 2013

    Every family, including believers, will have disagreements at times. Nothing is worse than a bad family fight, and I want to teach you how to disagree in such a way that you achieve a positive outcome that strengthens your family.

    “ For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. ” James 3:16

  • April 9, 2013

    When Jesus ministered to others, the Bible often points out that He did so out of compassion. Compassion is defined as a deep, mixed passion compounded of love and sorrow. It is a sorrow to see people hurting and living outside of God's covenant, mixed with an unconditional love to help them overcome. When people were hurting, sick or needed provision, compassion moved Jesus into action (See Matthew 14:14, Matthew 15:32 & Mark 1:41 for examples).

  • April 2, 2013

    Every person, including believers, will make mistakes at times. The test of your character is not whether or not you do something wrong but what you do after your blunder. Your action or inaction reveals your character and determines whether or not God will redeem what Satan meant for evil.

    “ But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil ” Hebrews 5:14