The Way to Restoration

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  Our text today is one in which God addresses the mostContinue reading “The Way to Restoration”

Nothing Better than a Cup of Cool Water!

Mark 9:41 (NLT) If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded. You know I don’t think there is anything better than something cold on a hot summer’s day. Maybe for some, it’s a cone of ice creamContinue reading “Nothing Better than a Cup of Cool Water!”

From Cradle to Cross: A Lesson on Humility

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. Growing up, each summer my parents would send me and my siblings just down the street to attend Vacation Bible School at a local church for one week! I loved the sing-a-long songs, sweet snacks and sticky crafts that we cherished forContinue reading “From Cradle to Cross: A Lesson on Humility”

From Where Does Our Help Come?

Psalm 124:1-8 (NIV) If the Lord had not been on our side—    let Israel say—if the Lord had not been on our side    when people attacked us,they would have swallowed us alive    when their anger flared against us;the flood would have engulfed us,    the torrent would have swept over us,the raging waters    would have swept us away. Praise be to the Lord,    who has not let us beContinue reading “From Where Does Our Help Come?”

Be Salt and Be Light

Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV)                                                                                          You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. NeitherContinue reading “Be Salt and Be Light”

Love God! Love Others!

Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV) “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  All the Law and the Prophets hang onContinue reading “Love God! Love Others!”

Go and Follow Him!

Matthew 19:21 (NIV) And Jesus said, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Jesus, in speaking to one who wanted all that life and God could give him, provides us with great insight into how weContinue reading “Go and Follow Him!”