Diaper explosions, burnt breakfasts, and flooded bathrooms are the kinds of things that seem to happen on Sunday mornings. It’s often difficult enough to get ourselves to church that we rarely even think about why we are going. We become distracted thinking about where we are going to sit, looking for friends, making small talk,… Continue reading Lay Member, Your Church Needs You
In high school, my church youth group did door to door evangelism once a week. We walked through neighborhoods and knocked on doors in hopes of sharing Christ with someone. One week, my evangelism team ended up in the living room of a man going on and on about his personal relationship with Christ and… Continue reading The Matter of Membership
“Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” -1 John 4:7 Am I in or out? Will she invite me for coffee again? Did I come across too open? Too private? Did we click? I probably said too much. I’m not sure she enjoyed our time together. She already has so many friends… Continue reading Friendship: A Gift Given and Received
This summer, while packing for vacation, I became tickled about how much my life has changed over the years. It wasn’t just my belongings I was packing into my suitcase, but my kiddos’ as well. I laughed out loud picturing a younger version of myself sitting on this bag forcing it to zip as it… Continue reading Sanctification: Shaped Into Something Wonderful
We are praying you will continue to be encouraged as you learn how the Lord has been at work in days past through the lives of believers.
As we look to the inerrant Word to learn who God is, we are reminded again and again that He is God and we are not. We don’t hope God is faithful, loving, just, sovereign, holy, or good. He IS perfectly faithful, loving, just, sovereign, holy, and good.
When we hear or read the Gospel message, what are we to do? You may think the Gospel does sound like Good News—great news even—but how do I actually become reconciled to God?
God will sanctify me. He will grow me to become more like Him, so others will know of His greatness; “he will surely do it.” This will happen in the believer’s life because HE is faithful.