Faith and Works

How do we get the church out of the church and into the community where God wants it to be? “Dear brothers and sisters, what’s the use of saying you have faith if you don’t prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can’t save anyone” (James 2:14). Sideliners When I was younger, I was a sideliner. I wasn’t that good in sports. I left Hawaii during my junior high years and had Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight

“F2F.” Do you know what that means? “Face to face.” There is a new wave of social networking that can cause us to become people who hide in plain sight. In this socially connected world, people are still not connected. Divorce rates are the same. Families are still breaking apart. Greed in America is at its highest peak and everyone is still looking out for number one. People now have Read More

Faith at Work

As we develop a faith for our everyday lives, we especially want to extend that to our workplace — where we spend so much time and have such consistent contact with others. We may not realize it, but our employers, co-workers and customers can either be influenced, impacted by, imposed upon or annoyed by our faith. We may be the only Jesus they will ever know! Let’s look at what the Bible says Read More

Rich Toward God

There is a way we can be rich toward God. We can expend the energy of our life in such a way that it brings us a balanced life. In today’s economy, we can try to keep up with the Joneses and think that is where life is found. All the while, we do not realize that we are forfeiting life along the way and chasing an elusive rabbit. Once we get where we think we want to be, we find life is not there. Read More

The Truth About Money

The word “greed” is simply defined as keeping everything we get. When greed begins to obsess or control us, there is no flow through. Even though we do not use certain things, we become greedy and begin to accumulate them because the accumulation is an end in itself. Then our value, our identity and everything is wrapped up in possessions and the devil has got us. The Bible says, “For the Read More

Humble Yourself

I want to discuss how to humble yourself so that God may exalt you in due time. When we learn to humble ourselves, people will see more of Jesus and less of us. Otherwise, we get in the way too much. When we understand that one of the things we must do for ourselves is to humble ourselves, then God can do His part because we just did ours. Peter talks about humbling ourselves. “… all of you, Read More

The Way God Blesses

Our God is a God who wants to bless us. He designed us to desire His blessings. Blessings keep us yearning for and leaning toward the Lord and His help. Blessings keep us dependent upon Him. God doesn’t need very much to do a miracle. All He requires, though, is that we place ourselves completely in His hands and His control and that we consecrate our lives to Him. Blessings Follow Consecration “Since Read More

In Our Redeemer’s Image

God is our Redeemer. All of man’s inventions come back to what God teaches us in His creation. He creates things because of who He is — the Redeemer. And everything that He touches, He redeems. When God creates things, there’s that DNA of redemption because He is the Redeemer and His fingerprints are on everything. God is a Redeemer Everything God touches, He tries to redeem, even when Read More

Biblically Wise Finances

Because faith comes from hearing, if we want faith for something, we have to hear about it. So, if we want to have faith about money and learn to steward it God’s way, we have to hear about it. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17). Seed for Sowing “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for Read More

Preparing for Miracles in the Margins

In Mark chapter five, a man named Jairus came up to Jesus one day and fell at His feet, earnestly pleading for him to heal his daughter. Jesus headed for Jairus’s house; that was His destination. “And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better, she grew Read More