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Three Things to Ponder

As we close the current year and get ready for a new year with new beginnings, there are Three Things to Ponder… 1 Corinthians 4:1-5… This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.  2Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.  3I …

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Christmas- 4 Characteristics of Light

The reason we celebrate Christmas is surrounded by two dramatic events… Matthew 2:2-9… and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4When he had called together all the people’s chief priests …

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News That Brings Great Joy- 3 Reasons

Christmas reminds us of the News That Brings Great Joy… Luke 2:10-11… But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.  Sometimes we get in exhaustive situations where we miss …

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Only One Thing is Needed- Simplified

We may get all caught up with the daily goings on of our lives; however, Only One Thing is Needed… Luke 10:38-42… As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was …

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Detour Ahead- Why God Should Lead You

We will encounter areas in our life when we will see a Detour Ahead, but God is with us… Exodus 13:17-18… When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18So God led the …

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Have the Faith God Wants You to Have

Be encouraged with endless reminders in God’s Word that show us that you can Have the Faith God Wants You to Have… Jeremiah 29:11… For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Philippians 1:3-6… I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In …

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Let’s Possess the First Steps

Let’s Possess the First Steps that are instructed to us from God’s Word- the Bible… Psalm 1:1-4… Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and …

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Giving Up Anxiety: 5 Reasons From Worrier to Warrior

When we opt to accept God’s peace and give up anxiety, we change from Worrier to Warrior… Matthew 6:25-26… “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; …

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For Giving: 3 Reasons Why We Should

For Giving: Why We Should… Colossians 3:12-17… Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  13Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect …

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Step Out to Step In- 3 Aspects

We need to feel comfortable to Step Out of our comfort zone in order to Step In to a new experience… John 5:1-16… After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3In these lay a great …