Saved With a Guarantee

Zechariah 10:4-12  v. 12 “I will make my people strong. They will live in safety because of me, announces the Lord.” Salvation is complete. It is 100% guaranteed. The LORD God promised he would restore and redeem them after they were exiled. He promised them to defeat their enemies and to have compassion on them. God can, because […]

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What the Church Is For

What is God’s vision for the Church? Church. So many interpretations, so many expectations, so many definitions. People may see it as a place to worship God, others–to reach the lost, others–to equip the people to live life. All are correct. Have your expectations only view it as one way, your way?  Here’s the problem: […]

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God is the King–God is Our King

I Samuel 8 – The people of God had made up their mind–we don’t want God as our king; we want what other nations have–a human king. Samuel told them of God’s warnings: This king will claim your children to fight his wars, plant his fields, run his kingdom.  God allowed them to make this […]

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Pastor Emily Holversen Matthew 28:16-20  “Then the 11 disciples went to Galilee. They went to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him. But some still had their doubts.  Then Jesus came to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  So you […]

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Pastor Mark Patalla – the Philippine Free Methodist Church John 20 – Do you really believe in Jesus’ resurrection? Does your daily life show it?  Mary, even though Jesus told her He would rise again, and even though two angels told her Christ was no longer there. Peter and John ran to the empty tomb, […]

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Jonah: Are We Disobedient?

The Book of Jonah – What if God calls you to do something you don’t want to do? When Jonah ran away from God’s call He knew the character of God–quick to forgive, full of love, and a desire to restore. Jonah speaking this truth in the midst of his disobedience. God’s lesson for us: […]

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Onesimus: Seek Reconciliation!

(Pastor Ginger Coakley, executive director of Eden’s Glory shares an update.) Seek Reconciliation! What the letter to Philemon can teach us. Paul encounters the new convert, Onesimus, a runaway slave.  He encourages him to return to his master, who also was a new convert. Choose healing and restoration. It is filled with risks. It is […]

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What Do You See? What Did Jesus See?

Guest message from Superintendent Mike Hopper. Matthew 9:35-38 Jesus saw people as they really are. He allowed His heart to be moved to compassion. He showed the crowds that He was the Way. He was called to action. We are called to a trusting relationship with Christ. How do we see the need? Pray: Open […]

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