The Certainty of Salvation

They say that in life the only things that are certain are death and taxes. Well, that is certainly untrue. God, who cannot lie, tells us what is certain in life So, when life seems uncertain, it is on those times that we must rely on the certainty of God and His promises. This Sunday, […]

Never Give Up. Never Surrender

Glimpses from 2 Timothy We’re living is a crazy, every changing world. What do you tell someone facing those changes? Paul’s words aren’t quite the same as the slogan from “Galaxy Quest,” but the sentiment fits. Never give up. Never surrender.

Unwanted Grace

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Have you found life’s challenges too big for you or do you ever say, “I can’t do that!”? Maybe you are right–you can’t. But that’s not the end of the story if God is in it. With God all things are possible. You will see why and how from several life and Bible stories when […]

He Is Worthy!

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Philippians 1:12-18 The biggest accomplishments in life take hard work, sometimes pain, and usually a great deal of time. As we endure challenges along the way, we may question ourselves and ask, “Is it really worth it?” Sometimes it’s not, and we quit. But then there are those things that, for us, have tremendous value […]

Making Sense Of The Mess

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1 Peter 1:1-2 What in the world is going on? Have you ever thought that to yourself as you tried to make sense of the mess you’ve found yourself in? Maybe you’ve thought that as you’ve watched the news or someone else’s life as it seemingly unraveled. Life often doesn’t make sense. As a believer, we […]

Cause For Hope

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1 Peter 1:3 Do you ever feel like the world is spinning out of control? Do you ever feel like your own life is on a hopeless trajectory heading towards disaster? You’re not alone. Even Jesus’ closest followers felt that way after the death of their beloved Messiah. But their hopelessness turned into hopefulness one Sunday morning. What […]

Jesus Died For You

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1 Peter 2:21-24, Isaiah 53:3-6 Why did Jesus have to die? What was so bad, that it required the sinless Son of God to shed His blood and give up His life? In a word, “sin”, Because of God’s great love for us, sin was the barrier between us and God. Only one mediator, only […]

Jesus Lived for You – Part 2

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We are exhorted in Philippians 2:5 to ” Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,” How can a believer have the same attitude, or mind of Christ, when Jesus was God? Did He endure His hardships, serve others, and even perform miracles because He was God in the flesh, or because God […]

Jesus Lived 4 You – Part 1

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Philippians 2:5-8 Have you ever met a believer who was hard to relate to? They seemed so “spiritual” that you sensed they wouldn’t be able to understand someone like you that still struggled? Me too! Well, Jesus was not that man. Jesus became man and dwelt among us (John 1:14). Why? Well, for many reasons but […]

Jesus Came For You!

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“For God so loved the world…” We’ve heard that a million times. So often in fact, that it often loses its impact. God is a relational God. His desire is for a personal relationship with us, personally. So, as I’ve heard before, insert your name where the world is. Go ahead, do it now. For […]