At Christmas we can pay a lot of attention to the wrapping. Even the ugliest of gifts can be wrapped in beautiful paper and adorned with a lovely bow. Yet inside all the wrapping is still something less than desirable. One of the amazing things about Jesus coming to earth is the fact that He came wrapped in human flesh and bone to identify with … Continue reading Unwrapping Christmas
By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing…I will bless you… GENESIS 22:16-17 God is seeking obedience out of complete trust. Trusting God’s heart leads to obedience of His will in my life. Much like Abraham, I must follow where He Leads even though I may not know where that is leading. It’s not about knowing the outcome but … Continue reading Trust and Obey
“And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.” Luke 4:1-2 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/luk.4.1-2.esv Jesus faces temptations. All humans do. The temptations Jesus faced were not unlike our own. Turning rocks to … Continue reading A look at the temptations of Jesus
Lessons from the story of the Prodigal Son Luke 15 Far From Home: The Prodigal Overview Continue reading Far From Home Sermon Series Session 1
“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.” Luke 1:26-27 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/luk.1.26-27.esv Reading through the Bible today and here are a few thoughts. God reserves the right to change our plans for His … Continue reading Grappling With God’s Plan
If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 This passage makes a few things clear upon deeper inspection. Conflict among people will arise. Not all conflict is something we may … Continue reading Acceptable Offerings?