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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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: 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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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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Mother’s Day: Who is My Mother?

Christ says, “Anyone that does the will of My Father in heaven is my mother…and brother and sister.”  Matthew 12:46-50 can be confusing unless we understand the heart of Jesus’ words–doing God’s will is our goal, it helps us become a family in the church. We are human sinners and this goal can be messy […]

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Easter: Jesus Our Resurrected Risen King

Matthew 28:16-20 This is a call to a life to live with joy and power. Each verse in this, The Great Commission, speaks to the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Verse 16, Mountains: God saw them as significant–They are often where God speaks to us. Verse 17, Doubt: Doubting is human. Keep learning, keep […]

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Pray Praise: Share What He Has Done

Psalm 71 –  “I will keep hope alive, and my praise to You will grow exponentially.  I will bear witness to Your merciful acts… I will come with stories of Your great acts, my Lord, the Eternal.” Praise the Lord when He is your shelter, your refuge, your rock.  Praise the Lord for His grace, His faithfulness. What do people see and hear […]

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Advent Reflection: Idolatry Judged

The prophet Zephaniah declares what will happen if His people choose idols on the Day of the Lord. Why would this prophet, a descendant of the faithful kings Hezekiah and Josiah, speak about God bringing on judgment when all seemed good? The people were experiencing a spiritual revival–why speak of idolatry? We can make our […]

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