God is in charge. He is above all. He is in control. He is sovereign. Sometimes it is hard to understand his sovereignty when tragedies occur, such as mass shootings, floods, fires and hurricanes. We must look to the Bible for understanding and direction. When Jesus speaks about end times events, he speaks of God's sovereignty … Continue reading God is Sovereign
The gospel is good news. The gospel is good news that needs to be shared. The gospel is also the good news that changes your life. When you understand all that Jesus did for you by living a perfect life, dying for you on the cross, rising from the dead, ascending into heaven, drawing you … Continue reading The impact of the gospel on your life
When we obey God, things happen. They happen in a big way. Some people love it when we obey God. Some people do not love it when we obey God. As followers of Jesus, we realize the amazing love, forgiveness, grace and peace that we have found in Jesus, and we realize this same life … Continue reading Together We Obey
When you think of others and pray for them, what do you pray? Here is what Paul and Timothy prayed for their friends at the church in Colossae: 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and … Continue reading Thanking God
Warriors are usually shouting insults at their enemies. Or they are hidden in silence, waiting for just the right time to attack. But the way of Christ is not like that. Those who follow Jesus Christ have great news to share with all people, even those who might seem to be their enemies and even … Continue reading Legacy of a Warrior: Shoes Ready to Go Places to Share Good News
Last Thursday, many families from our church held Mini Fall Festivals in their neighborhoods. (If you're wondering what they were, see this post.) Here are some quotes we heard about them: "The kids loved it!" "Mom, pleeeassse... I don't want to leave!" "We did a hayride through our neighborhood. We gave about 100 kids along … Continue reading Mini Fall Festivals were a hit!
If you were to take a survey of the people in your community and ask them this question, "Who is Jesus?" you will get a variety of answers: a good teacher, a very moral person, an inspiring leader, a prophet, an example of love & sacrifice, and more. Many people hold Jesus in very high … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
Here are my notes from Pastor Kev's message at Hebron Church last Sunday. I hope you got as much from the message as I did. Let's boldly and compassionately live for Christ! Now Peter and John were going up together to the temple complex at the hour of prayer at three in the afternoon. And … Continue reading Right priorities create space for great opportunities
Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. -- Billy Graham Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect … Continue reading Quotes on Prayer
Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing prayer is? The God of the universe cares so much about us being part of His plans for the world that He invites us to talk to Him in prayer and listen to Him. On Wednesday as we drove through a snow storm in VA (do they … Continue reading Prayers Heard ‘Round the World