School has started. So have fall sports, after-school activities, the fall yard work, a new workout routine, and a big project at work. Amidst all the “stuff” we have to do in our busy lives, it would be easy to prioritize children, work, and money over what’s really important: our relationships with our heavenly Father.…
Lord, I’m tired. I know I should tell others about You and strive to live up to Your standards, but so many other things take energy that I don’t often make Your will a priority in my life. Help me to get recharged through Your promises and give me strength to proclaim Your name to…
Lord, more and more I realize how little I truly know and understand about myself. I thought I knew what drives me. I thought I had a good understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. But the more I live, the more I understand how little I even know myself. It’s unsettling. But Lord, You truly…
Lord, what’s my focus? When I focus on this world, its expectations, its demands, its lies about what will truly satisfy, I feel like I wither. But when I sink roots into Your truth, Your message of peace and hope and love, I finally feel refreshed. Sermon Text: Psalm 1
Lord, I look at the people around me and their lives don’t make sense to me. Everything seems to go right for the people who don’t give You a second thought. But those who cry out to You, who build their lives on Your Word, face all kinds of struggles and trials. What am I missing? Help me to see through Your eyes. Sermon Text & Theme: Psalm 73 – We have a crisis of faith, God has the cure.
Paul and the Philippians enjoyed a wonderful relationship: they were gospel partners (fellowship) in ministry. He was not afraid to ask them for help and they were eager to give him support.
Sermon Text: Philippians 4:10-20
Sometimes it seems foolish to do what God commands. How can marching around a city bring down its walls? We don’t always see or understand why God asks us to do what He asks us to do, but faith tells us that when we do it, we will be blessed. Sermon Text: Joshua 5:13-6:5, 20
Following Jesus isn’t easy. By nature, we’re way too good at excuses. Lying underneath these excuses is fear. Lord, give me the faith to trust that listening to and following You is always the best answer. Sermon Text: Luke 9:51-62
Christians have the best attitude about life and death. Every day is a joy, because we have a purpose – to live for Christ. And when we die? That’s even better by far. Philippians 1:18b-26
Faith Grows Through Good and Bad Joseph is a wonderful example for any young person who finds himself far from home and in trouble. God can use those ties to grow our faith and make it shine brighter and more clearly. Scriptures: Hebrews 11:24-26; Luke 9:18-24 Sermon Text: Genesis 39:6-12, 16-23