Strong relationships

Strong relationships

“Strong relationships must precede difficult issues. Ideally, build up the “reserve” of trust and relationship so they are strong when issues arise—helping the prevailing attitude to be one of respect, intimacy, and genuine love. Build relationships deliberately...
A healthy biblical diet

A healthy biblical diet

A healthy biblical diet: Are you being nourished on a healthy diet of biblical teaching? Do you enjoy hearing the Scriptures taught, and is it your desire to obey them?  Are you eager to study them yourself? Do you feast on God’s Word, or are you content to...
Personal Goal for 2018

Personal Goal for 2018

Personal Goal for 2018: What are your goals for the New Year? Do you understand that God is determined to make you more like Christ? Are you resisting Him–or trying to–or have you embraced God’s purposes for your life?  Get on board with the things the...
Keep yourselves from idols

Keep yourselves from idols

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21) “We may not physically kneel before the statue of Aphrodite, but many young women today are driven into depression and eating disorders by an obsessive concern over their body image. We may not...
God wants us to study His Word

God wants us to study His Word

“First, God wants us to study His Word (theology) to help us overcome our spiritual problems; and second, the more we know and understand of God, the stronger we will be.”  Derek Thomas “…the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” (Daniel 11:32)...
The Birth of Jesus Christ

The Birth of Jesus Christ

The Birth of Jesus Christ Luke 2:1-14 ESV In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And...