Our Mission in Times of Crisis

Matthew 25:31-40 Today our world is facing a crisis. The coronavirus is forcing us to self-isolate; it is causing many to be fearful. Christ, our King has everything under control. It is a time of testing for those who belong to The King. Are you on God’s side? In times like this you have a […]

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Being His Church: Love Your Enemies

Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus spoke about an aspect of Christian perfection, of our holiness as new and restored people in Christ. But this message was and still is really hard to swallow: Love Your Enemies. Do Good To Those Who Hate You. Sound impossible? It goes against our nature. This is something extra-ordinary to ask of […]

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Being His Church: God’s Rest, His Sabbath

Exodus 20:8-11 God rested after His work of Creation. We are commanded to rest–physically, mentally, spiritually.  Do not have guilt when you seek rest and relaxation. Enjoy the earth and the people God has given us. God’s rest also means to seek and reflect on your relationship with the Lord with prayer, finding your rest […]

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John 21:1-14 Jesus revealed Himself to have power over Creation and all created things when He was with His disciples. He revealed a power that was greater than any other king that lived on earth. Why did He show His disciples that He was a great Fisherman? What did He want to teach them about […]

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Being His Church: Follow Me

What does it mean to be a disciple? Looking at the Book of Matthew because it lays out what Jesus says about following Him–discipleship. It starts with Jesus’ teaching on the Mount. Who could live up to this teaching!? It’s too extreme. It’s not what we can do on our own, but how God empowers […]

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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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