Sun, Jun 06, 2021
Jesus uses the image of a vine and its branches to describe life in Him. In this seventh "I am" statement, Jesus declares, "I am the true vine." Like branches that depend on a tree or vine, we only have true life when we are connected to Jesus. Only when we are attached to Him are we "tapped into" God. Jesus provides our sustenance for the daily challenges of living.
Sun, Feb 28, 2021
The direction of our lives is determined by the way we answer some very important and heavy questions. The book of John provides us with a beautiful backdrop to consider the answers and implications to those questions.
Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Practicing gratitude will not erase the overdue bills, cure a common cold, or make those zoom meetings any easier but it will help you cope with those things. We are flawed beings. We all have scars, some more visible than others. Gratitude helps us heal those scars by focusing on what’s good.
Sun, Nov 15, 2020
One reason we struggle with a sense of lack in comparison with others stems from a lack of gratitude for what we’ve been given. Without gratitude, our gains in life don’t last very long. Those who sustain their ability to carry out God's assignments are those who walk quietly, humbly, and with grateful confidence in what He’s given them.
Sun, Aug 09, 2020
God has enough grace to carry us through the storms of our lives. He assures us that He will not let go of us. That is what His grace is and it is more than enough to meet any challenge. Once we admit that we are weak, God is there, willing and more than able to carry us through the hard times.
Sun, May 31, 2020
A correct perspective of God is vital because it determines how we interact with Him. For instance, if we think He is concerned only about the big events in world history, we won’t bother to pray about our daily concerns. However, if our view of Him is grounded in the Scriptures, we’ll readily seek His guidance, knowing that He cares about every aspect of our life. Join us Sunday as Jesse concludes his series "Rooted" and shows us how to seek God's guidance.
Sun, May 24, 2020
Because we have been raised to new life with Christ (because we died with Christ), we can now change the focus of our desires. We are no longer tied to sin but are free and alive in Jesus Christ. Being raised up with Jesus Christ ought to make a difference in the way we live and in our feelings about God. It requires living with a focus. Our heart, or desires, have to be personally directed toward the things of God, otherwise our lives will spin out of control.
Sun, May 17, 2020
The most important truth in all of Christianity is stated right here: We are made alive together with Christ. Paul says "we are raised to new life." He has come to live in us, and He has joined himself to us, and we are one person with Him. That is the most important fact upon which to build all the rest of Christian faith and experience - this great, tremendous statement that we are made alive with Jesus Christ.