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

GOOD FRIDAY

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

AN

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

LIVING OUT OF THE

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

SETTING YOUR

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

A LIFE OF

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

Taking a Step Back

TAKING

Today, potters make vases using newer technology like automatic thermostats and timers in kilns so a signal lets them know when the vessels are ready to be brought out. A long time ago, potters would use the old-fashioned method of making the fire themselves and fanning the flames with bellows. There was an old potter who did not have the advantage of the newer technology, but his vessels were always Read More

A Season of Steadfastness

A Season of steadfastness

We all go through seasons and it’s important for us to recognize these seasons so we can cooperate with God’s instructions for that time. If you don’t, you can be in the right season and operate in the wrong way. Then, you’ll miss out on a rich and growing season for your life. There is one season that every single one of us will go through. It’s called “a season of steadfastness” Read More

Becoming a Leader in Your Own Home

Becoming a Leader in Your Own Home

As we delve into the topic of leadership, I’d like to introduce you to one of the very first young leaders in the Church. His name was Timothy. Timothy was one of the converts that came to know the Lord under Paul’s ministry. Timothy became not only a strong Christian, but he eventually became a pastor. Timothy must have written to Paul one day and asked, “Paul, if someone wants to be a Read More