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Monday, November 20, 2017

Why Thank God?

Many people thanking God is like paying taxes. They can't really see much benefit but it does make them good people. What if thanking God was an essential element so that they would receive all the blessings God has for them? Do you think they would treat it so casually then?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Faith Is a Matter of the Heart

The Spirit never stops working. He continues to challenge us to walk with God. That journey often takes us to places we don't want to go to get us to a place where He will bless us. God's first place to bless us is with salvation. However, He is not finished with us when we trust in Him. He continues to bring us to trust Him more. He gives us purpose, hope and a future. He gives us life when we go to the place He wants to bless us.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Don't Forget to Look in the Mirror

Most people think that becoming a Christian will make them better people. That was not God's intention. He makes a new creation out of those who come to know Him. Believers are called to love like God does. When believers look in the mirror and see less themselves acting less than God's creation they must say, "I am better than this!"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When the Secrets Come Out

Don't we demand justice when we feel that we or someone we care about is wronged? Where does that need from justice come from? Could it come from being created in the image of God? God is a holy God. His holiness requires that He is just. His justice requires that He is thorough. So, does God seek to condemn us or simply allow us to be condemned or is He seeking to save and bless us? Maybe we will realize the fullness of God's grace when the secrets come out.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Good Written on Our Hearts

Does saying that we are totally depraved mean that there is no good in us? Absolutely not! It means that we don't have any good that we can do that will save us. So, there is good within people. In fact, it is there is good in everyone. It is that good that draws us to God.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Attendance Is Not Enough (Part 3)

What keeps the Christian from the wonderful things that God has for us? It happens when the Christian fails to do as God says. This message speaks to three needs that God will supply when we apply His Word. So, if you have a physical need, have a decision you need to make or you are oppressed by defeat, depression or loneliness, this message is for you.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Attendance Is Not Enough (Part 2)

I have read so many blogs from people who quit going to church. They justify their absence. They never tell the whole story. They seem to go to church for what they are getting from it. They seem to think that going to church is the end product of their faith. They don't know that attendance isn't enough to produce what God wants to produce. Sure, they can stay exactly where they are right now without attendance at church. That's just not what God has fully planned for them.