Who or What is Controlling You?

Throughout human history, people have taken elements such as wood, stone or metal and formed them into statues. Then, these same people begin to believe that this object that they created now has magical, god-like powers so they must worship the statue. The statue controls their thinking, their actions, their words. You may think that... Continue Reading →

Pray with Confidence

Some people approach prayer the way they approach a fountain or a wishing well. They throw some thoughts or words up to heaven, but don't really believe they are going to be heard much less answered. That kind of prayer is ineffective and frustrating. The Bible describes prayer much differently. God's Word tells us that... Continue Reading →

Do Everything for the Glory of God

It is incredibly difficult to do everything for the glory of God. Think about it. Your favorite sports teams want you to spend your time, money, attention and social media presence to promote them and tell everyone how wonderful they are. So do your favorite bands. And movie stars. And beauty products. And supplements and... Continue Reading →

Unconditional Love

God wired us for relationships. We long to love and we long to be loved. The most important relationship we have is with God. When we realize how much he loves us, and we realize that he has filled us with his Spirit, we respond to his love by loving him and loving others. God... Continue Reading →

Discernment

Discernment is the ability to make good judgments, to accurately analyze situations to know right from wrong and to know truth from falsehood. It is an important skill for spiritual leaders and for all followers of Jesus. In a world that is getting more and more confusing, your ability to be discerning will give you... Continue Reading →

Love in Action

Love is defined in a lot of ways in our American culture. There are a lot of uses for the word love: we love the beach, we love our family, we love God, we love certain types of music, we love cheeseburgers, we love the furniture in our home, and the list goes on and... Continue Reading →

What Great Love!

Brothers and sisters, you cannot imagine how much God loves you. He created you, forming you in your mother's womb. He watched you grow up, protecting you even when you didn't know it. He drew you to himself, showing you that Jesus died for your sins and rose from the dead as the guarantee of... Continue Reading →

Discerning Truth From Lies

Messages bombard you every day. How do you know what is the truth? In the Christmas movie Elf, the lead character Buddy the Elf walks through Manhattan for the first time, taking in all of the sights. He notices a sign on the window of a cafe and enters to congratulate the cafe owners. He... Continue Reading →

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