“A Life of Love”
February 18, 2024
Paul encouraged the Ephesians to be imitators of God by living a life of love.
Jesus showed us what a life of love is like.
Jesus lived a life of love by being a light in the darkness.
Jesus lived a life of love by avoiding being partners with children of the darkness.
Jesus lived a life of love by avoiding conversations that are out of place.
Jesus lived a life of love by speaking God’s words.
Jesus lived a life of love by bearing the fruit of goodness, righteousness and truth.
Jesus lived a life of love by doing what pleased God.
Jesus lived a life of love by dying on the cross for us.
Are you doing what Jesus did?
“Who Has Believed?”
February 11, 2024
The miraculous signs that Jesus did were not sufficient to overcome unbelief.
Their refusal to believe was a fulfillment of the word of God.
God blinds the eyes and deadens the hearts of people who reject the truth.
People who see, hear and understand but do not confess their faith in Jesus perish with those who reject the truth.
Everyone who loves the praise of men more than they love the praise of God refuses to confess their faith.
I know that I am confessing my faith when people who love the praise of men treat me the same way they treated Jesus.
Do you believe God’s message?
“Saved or Condemned”
February 4, 2024
Jesus brought light into the world so we can leave the darkness.
People who walk in the light see God in Jesus.
The words that Jesus spoke are the judge that will issue the verdict about our eternal future.
I am saved when the words of Jesus live in and through me.
I know that the words of Jesus live in me when I say the things that Jesus said.
Are the words of God living in you?
“The Lord’s Longing”
January 28, 2024
The pastor of an online church was arrested and charged with fraud in Colorado for stealing over $1 million.
Both people and spirits use that truth to deceive us.
God saves people who repent.
God saves people who rest.
God saves people who are quiet.
God saves people who trust.
The goal of trust is that God can count upon me just as much as I can count upon Him.
People who bear the fruit of repentance, rest, quietness and trust receive God’s grace and compassion.
Are you receiving His grace and compassion?
“Forever Without Fail”
January 21, 2024
We want to live in a safe, stable, secure world surrounded by safe, stable, secure people.
God has told us that our current problems are just the birth pains of worse things that are going to happen.
The good news is that God is coming to save us.
People who have God’s law in their hearts are the only ones who know what is right.
People who know what is right are the targets of reproach and insults just as Jesus was.
God saves those who follow Jesus in keeping His law even though they feel the fear of reproach and insults.
Will you be one of the people who drops like a fly or will you be one of those who is saved forever?
Worship was cancelled on January 14 because of severe winter weather.
January 7, 2024
Jeremiah lived in a time of affliction and grief that is much like our own.
Jeremiah knew that God was the solution to their dilemma.
God’s love, compassion and faithfulness are the only reason why we have not been utterly destroyed.
The Lord is good to people who do three things:
1. They hope in the Lord,
2. They seek the Lord
3. And they wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
We receive good from the Lord when we do all three even though we are bearing the yoke of affliction.
The Lord removes affliction, grief and disgrace from those who bear their yoke quietly.