When family and friends gather together for holidays, the home comes alive! Warm apple pie, grilled burgers and fresh coffee fill the home with the smells of goodness. Kids playing down the hall, teenagers in the back yard throwing the football and everyone laughing as family memories are being shared in the kitchen remind you … Continue reading Great things that happen in homes: HOLIDAYS
Expectations make a difference. Some people have no expectations Some people have low expectations Some people have high expectations God has high expectations of himself. He always thinks, speaks and acts in the right ways. He always does so with a pure heart. Everything he does is with excellence, with integrity, with love, with faithfulness, … Continue reading What do you expect?
Life is not always good. Life brings troubles. Sometimes they are small issues and sometimes they are major problems. Sometimes your troubles are your fault and sometimes they are someone else's fault. Sometimes you may not even know the source of the challenges you are facing, but the challenges are there nonetheless. When troubles come … Continue reading Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD
When tragedies occur such as the recent massacre of people attending a concert in Las Vegas, it is very normal to ask the question, "Where was God while this was happening? Why didn't he stop it?" God's Word guides us. In times like these, it is important to seek the Lord and think biblically. We … Continue reading Where was God when the Las Vegas shooting occurred?
We are mortal. God is eternal. The implications of this are huge. As Anselm says in his ontological proof for the existence of God: God is that-than-which-nothing-greater-can-be-thought-or-imagined. In other words, you cannot imagine anyone greater, bigger, holier, stronger, wiser, or longer-lasting than God. In one sense, thinking about the eternal nature of God is truly mind-boggling. … Continue reading Eternal God and Mortal Man
Everyone loves to be invited to banquets, spending time with friends and family, talking and laughing, enjoying the best food you can imagine. When you are invited to a banquet and see that your schedule is clear, you put the details of the banquet on your calendar, set a reminder and begin making preparations to … Continue reading The Parable of the Large Banquet
At times, life can seem overwhelming. On the positive side, you may feel overwhelmed because you are being asked to do a task that you are not sure if you are able to do. You are excited about the challenge and terrified at the same time. Others may believe in you, but you are not … Continue reading Nothing is Impossible With God
God Is. He simply "is." The Bible begins with a simple phrase asserting the existence of God. The Bible doesn't need to prove that God exists because God is the ever-existent, designer, originator of all things, most powerful, most intelligent, all-sufficient God. God is. Believe in Him. _____ In the beginning God... (Genesis 1:1) God is … Continue reading Who is God?
God is huge, brilliant, powerful, and supreme. He is so big that it is amazing that we can know Him. At the same time He is loving, caring, compassionate, and near. God cares about you. 1 Peter 5:5-11 5 In the same way, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe … Continue reading God cares about you
With the recent deaths of three teenagers in our community, many people are asking very important questions. One of the questions they are asking is, "Why?" They are asking, "Why did God allow these tragedies?" Another way to ask the question is, "Why does God allow tragedy and suffering?" In response to this question, here is … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?