Luke 22:22-30  Jesus’ disciples, His closest friends were arguing about status the last night they were with Him. They were at the Lord’s table for the Passover Meal wondering who would be the greatest. It is human nature to want honor and respect. Jesus didn’t begrudge them this desire, but told them they had the […]

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Being His Church: Raise Your Praise

Psalm 115  This Psalm was perhaps written as a liturgy of praise. You  will become who or what you trust. This psalm is also a warning against idols in our lives. There is an impotence inherent in idols. When you trust idols you will become like them: blind, deaf, lame and finally dying. There are […]

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Being His Church: Why Christ Came

2 John is written to the Church.  God has come in human flesh. Why? God loves us. God wants to meet us in person, to be close to us. Jesus is with us today through the Holy Spirit. He loves His Church. He commands us to walk in love. To welcome others into the community. […]

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The Sad Story of Saul.  Often what we look for in a leader is not what God chooses in a leader.  Humans look at appearance, one who seeks human affirmation, one who seeks his own honor, one who follows his own plans. We can learn from Saul’s life. Rationalizing our sins blocks God’s work in […]

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Being His Church: A New Kind of Army

I John 3:10-18 We are in the Army of God – we don’t fight with human weapons. We fight with God’s  Love. We fight with God’s Truth. Start with yourself. Start with your family.  Start with your fellow church members, fellow believers. It’s all about loving those God has given us. Guard your heart against […]

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