DIE TO OURSELVES

We are all susceptible to being influenced by the culture of our day, and if we’re not conscious of this, as well as attentive to it, we can soon be living just like it. This why Paul told us to “be very careful in how we live – not as unwise but as wise, making…

A CONTRIBUTING CHRISTIAN

A consumer Christian comes to be served; a contributing Christian comes to serve. Jesus, Himself said, “I did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone…” (Mathew 20:28). By the way, the word ‘Christian’ literally means ‘little Christ.’ Thus, it seems to me there’s little confusion in how we are to…

OUR CALLING

“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). This is number seven of Jesus’ beatitudes – of which I like to refer to as the attitudes that need to be. Now, seven is the biblical number for completion. Thus, in the very order of these…

MEMORY

Believe it or not, memory may be our greatest asset, as well as, deficit. Let me explain.  Life is a series of events, and how we learn in and of each one, is stored in our memories. Thus, when we face new challenges, we have stored in our memory how we came through and faced…

PRIDE

Pride comes at a high price. And may I encourage you, don’t pay it.   Think about it. How many friendships have been thwarted, because of pride? How many marriages have been dissolved, because of pride? How many Christians, have walked away from something amazing, because of pride?   Pride is simply thinking of yourself…

GIANT OF THE FAITH

“Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way…so…open up your lives. Live openly and expansively” (2 Corinthians 6:11-13, The Message).   Over the years, I have met so many people who think their lives don’t make a difference. They see themselves as small and insignificant. And if I’m honest, I too,…

SELF-ESTEEM

Our self-esteem as humans does not come from how hard we work, where we are from, what we produce, or how capable we are of any activity, even though it seems we work hard to create that. Our self-worth comes only from the fact, as God’s good creatures, we are loved and known by Him.…

I AM THE WAY

In John gospel we read, Jesus speaking, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). It’s absolutely clear, the gate to life is Jesus. He didn’t refer to Himself as a sign or an administrator in the way, He was crystal, “I am…

I WILL BE WITH YOU

In Exodus we read – “And God said, ‘I will be with you (don’t miss that). And this will be the sign to you, that it is I, who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain’” (Exodus 3:12).   Consider for a moment.…

THE GAME CHANGER

I read this morning, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, against the powers of the dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). The devil wants to distract us with things in this world, but God is inviting us…