May 8, 2021 1 Thessalonians 5:14

In everything, give thanks. The perfect standard is God.  We all have expectations of each other.  When they are not met, how do we respond?  The Pharisees started out with good expectations.  They were disappointed in Jesus because he came as a « Continue »

April 13, 2021 2 Corinthians 3:7-10

"Carried to the Table"- He carries us daily.  We have to ask and then let Him. Paul is comparing the two covenants- old and new.  He lived under both covenants.  The old show our inability to follow the law on our own.  It is a ministry of death.  « Continue »

April 10, 2021 Mark 1:40-45

Why do we go to church?  To stir each other up and encourage one another. Leprosy is like sin in our lives.  Leprosy is a deadly, flesh eating disease.  That is what sin is doing to us. Go to Jesus with confidence.  He is waiting for us to come « Continue »

Jan 26, 2021 James 4:13-17

God is not mentioned in verse 13 . . . James isn't saying not to plan, rather, not to plan without God. God knows the future . . . we don't. Tomorrow is uncertain . . . forever is sure. Let's not be presumptuous . . . seek the will of the « Continue »

Jan 23, 2021 2 Corinthians 1:1-5

Encourage one another! God is in control . . . He has the plan . . . Live like you believe it! If discouragement is allowed to hang around . . . he'll invite his friends: fatigue, stress, hopelessness, etc . . . Focus on God's promises: I « Continue »

Jan 9, 2021 1 Corinthians 10:13

Overcoming discouragement . . . 1 Corinthians 10:13 Instead of looking at the stuff, you have to look at God. He makes a way of escape. Luke 24 Road to Emmaus . . . these two had a reason to be discouraged. They had just witnessed their Messiah « Continue »

Jul 28, 2020 John 17:1-5

Prayer We are so busy that we can't afford NOT to pray! Spend the first portion of your day in prayer. Give others the opportunity to help you by letting others know about needs you have so that they can pray for you. « Continue »

Mar 10, 2020 Hebrews 11:1, Psalms

Who or what do you trust? Who or what do you have faith in? Psalm 28:7 It is easy to trust in tangible things . . . why is it so hard to trust in God? Psalm 56:3 Fear is normal. With God . . . we have someone to trust. Psalm 62:8 God is a place « Continue »

1 Corinthians 6 Mar 7, 2020

Arguments with self over "Right vs Wrong" Ask yourself . . . Will this help or hinder my relationship with Jesus? Could this decision lead me under the influence of anything other than Jesus? Take on an eternal and intentional mindset. « Continue »

Feb 8, 2020 James 4

Chris Martin teaches on how to honor God and live in a busy world. What do you do with your imperfections? Do internalize them? Or do you allow them out . . . so others can help? Invite wise counsel! It is a really good thing to have people « Continue »