A Fruitful Life

When you follow Jesus, you will have a desire to live a faithful life, one of holiness and righteousness and purity and spiritual focus. When you follow Jesus, you will also have a desire to live a fruitful life, one of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith and self-control. And, you will have … Continue reading A Fruitful Life

Do Everything in Love

There are a host of reasons people do the good things they do: they feel like they have to (obligation) somebody pays them to do it (compensation) to make themselves look good (reputation) they've always done it (dedication) to get something in return (reciprocation) because it is fun (recreation) to lift someone else up (elevation) … Continue reading Do Everything in Love

In the midst of the mess, God is faithful

The title of this series is "The Church is a Mess!" The series title is not intended to be discouraging but rather realistic. The church is not made up of perfect people. The church is made up of broken people who have been redeemed, forgiven and made right with God through Jesus, yet who still … Continue reading In the midst of the mess, God is faithful

At Jesus’ Return, Be Found Faithful

If Jesus returns to earth during your lifetime, what do you want him to find you doing? As for me, I want to be found faithful. For each of us, it's a matter first and foremost of whether or not we are saved. My saving faith in Jesus rests in his completed on the cross, where he … Continue reading At Jesus’ Return, Be Found Faithful

Faithful & Dearly Loved

What kind of friends do you have? What kind of friend are you? In Colossians 4:7-9, two men are described as being faithful and dearly loved. First, some definitions: Faithful = full of faith, loyal, displaying your faith in God by by your words & actions Dearly loved = loved unconditionally Hear the story of two … Continue reading Faithful & Dearly Loved

Main Characters

Who are the main characters in the story of your life? Pause for a moment to reflect on that question. Make a short list in your mind. Think about why you consider these people main characters in your life to this point. There have been a lot of important people in your life. Who are the … Continue reading Main Characters

Walk Just as Jesus Walked

When you say it this way, it seems way too obvious: a Christ-follower will follow Christ. But too many people who call themselves Christians (aka, Christ-followers) do not walk the way Jesus walked, and they seemingly have no desire to do so. Their words, attitude, behavior, actions and decisions are not at all what Jesus … Continue reading Walk Just as Jesus Walked