A NEW CREATION – IN CHRIST! Every person who truly believes on the Work of Christ on the cross is a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17 NIV  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Cor 5:17 NLT   What this means is that those who becomeRead More

A Balanced, Growing Life

A Balanced Growing Life God wants you to thrive so you can lead a positive life in a negative world. But people tend to be creatures of habit. We often gravitate toward what is safe, not necessarily what is good. Or we settle for mediocre rather than pursue what is best. To flourish in allRead More

A Fresh Start

When we have “blown it” spiritually, it’s easy to believe that we are no longer useful to God. However, our heavenly Father longs to restore us so we can love and serve Him. To learn more about God’s grace, we will study one particular conversation between Jesus and the apostle Peter.       A.Read More

A Godly Servant

Scripture often refers to the Lord’s followers as servants. We are to live for God and serve His purposes, not our own. Let’s read Luke 12:35-48 for characteristics of a faithful servant.  Godly servants… 1. Serve consistently rather than haphazardly. As humans, we will never be perfect this side of heaven. However, time after time, faithful servantsRead More

A Time for Courage

Would you describe yourself as a courageous person? Or does fear have a grip on your life in one area or another? Of course, healthy apprehension keeps us from making unwise choices or taking foolish risks. But fear can leave us in a state of perpetual anxiety or keep us from fulfilling God’s will forRead More

A Sense of Mission

A clear mission and purpose gives the believer powerful spiritual direction for continued growth and fruitfulness. The Christian who walks aimlessly each day, wondering what to do, will seldom reach satisfying spiritual heights.     A. A Sense of Mission in the Old Testament 1. Caleb had a strong sense of mission. When Joshua declaredRead More