David: Finding Confidence in the Desert


Saul was jealous of David and all his successes, so he pursued him relentlessly for a long period of time. David had his chances to kill Saul and claim the throne that God had promised him, but he refused. He remained a faithful servant of God and waited upon the Lord to rescue him.  Living in the Desert It isn’t common knowledge, but there was a time David actually deserted the people of Read More

Waiting on the Promises


Microwave ovens! Cell phones! E-mail! Fast food! We live in an age where we want things instantaneously. As it is with our culture, we have the same expectation in our relationship with God. We say, “I want it now, God! I want a fast God — not a slow God!” We want to take shortcuts; we think God is too slow! But God is not slow. He is patient! There is a purpose for waiting. “The Lord Read More

Getting Involved in Your Growth

Getting Involved in Your Growth

Why do we encourage people to get involved and serve? How is that connected to the Presence of the Lord? We don’t want to be serving without the Lord. We also don’t want to serve anywhere except where the Lord is. We want you to be involved inside as well as outside of the church. There are so many different ways to be involved. As you learn what God is teaching from the Word, and as the Word Read More

The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

There are some things that are scarce and very valuable. These are things like respect, honesty and leadership. One of the things that is most scarce these days is listening. God says that listening is a very commendable thing and He talks about it often in the Bible. The Eyes of Our Heart Listening is something really commendable and God speaks about invisible ears that we need to develop. “… Read More

Good Friday and Communion


How poor was Jesus? When Jesus stepped onto the earth that He created, His parents were a poor couple that had just a donkey to get to Bethlehem. He was laid in a borrowed manger. Later, He borrowed a boat in order to teach from the sea. One day He rode into Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey. He was hung on a borrowed cross. He was buried in a borrowed tomb. “… The foxes have holes and the birds Read More

An Appointment with God


God has appointments with different people, including us. On Palm Sunday, Jesus had an appointment with Jerusalem, as He rode off from the Mount of Olives and through the gate called Beautiful. He came not on a white stallion, but on a donkey. People didn’t have flags fluttering; they had branches waving. He had a message for Jerusalem because He knew that, in a few days, the greatest even in the Read More

Living Out of the Sweet Spots of Life


In baseball, there’s a certain area on the bat called a “sweet spot.” If you hit the ball on that “sweet spot,” it has optimum flight and trajectory, the optimum impact. It takes a lot less effort but it will have the best results. You hit it correctly and that ball will sail exactly to where you want it. Wouldn’t it to be nice to check your life and see whether you’re hitting the Read More

Setting Your Course


God has plans for our future. Do you think He would like you to know those plans? Absolutely! He would not have plans and then not reveal them. So, if God has plans for our new year, do you think you should know them? Yes! How are you going to walk in faith if you do not know His plans? How are you going to be obedient? “‘I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans not Read More

A Life of Worship


It was the day of the triumphal entry, when Jesus came down off the Mount of Olives. He entered Jerusalem on a donkey. As He did, people would break palm leaves and lay them in front of Him. The children began to cry out, “Hosanna … Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” Just then, the religious leaders said to Jesus, “Tell these kids to be quiet! What are they doing? They’re Read More

Loving One Another in Marriage

Loving One Another in

Marriage should be likened more to a marathon than a sprint. One of the tough things is that you and your partner are going through this marathon and although character needs to be built along the way, often you don’t build it at the same time. We are going to talk about some of the things God asks us to pursue in this race. “So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building Read More