Jesus wishes people to be useful–hot or cold–and to have a faithful and true witness. If you belong to Jesus, you will look and feel different.
Temptations will come. Testings will surely come. Consider handling them the way Jesus did. What worked for the Lord might just work for you, too.
The term “Potemkin Village” refers to any attempt to make others think we are better than we really are.
The Bible is full of stories about how individuals, and later churches, come under pressure. It tells how they dealt with the pressure, some well and some poorly. Using the Bible as a guide, this sermon series will help us learn to cope with pressures that inevitably come in life.
There’s a lot of good theology in the expressions, “if it’s not one thing it’s another” and “it’s all good.”
Jesus once told a scary story about wasting one’s talent.
Life is our first check-in. Every person who checks in will check out. At God’s command, what follows are two more check-ins.
God uses perspective to help shape and stretch us, individually and as the Body of Christ. As we reflect on our lives together in the local Church, through fellowship, prayer, the breaking of bread, and teaching of the Word, will you allow God to challenge your perspective? Will you accept His perspective of peace?
Our culture has become desensitized to cursing and the misuse of God’s name. Why does God care so much about words? Does the 3rd Commandment really belong alongside commandments dealing with murder and stealing?
Asaph felt that believers should prosper and the wicked should not, a belief that nearly caused him to stumble.