What makes prayer powerful and effective? My attitude? If I use the right words? How strong my faith is? God gives us straight answers to very important questions.
Maybe this is obvious, but sometimes we need to state the obvious. We need God's Word. The teachings of the Bible are the one thing we all need to face the challenges of life.
The second greatest commandment in God's law is "Love your neighbor as yourself." Who is my neighbor? Why should I love people if they are nasty to me? Does Jesus really want me to be nice to everyone?
We share so much - exploring the relationship between pastor and church family in a worship service July 28
How would you describe the relationship between a pastor and his church family? Or a church family and their teacher, their staff minister? What's the foundation of their relationship? What are the guiding principles? It really comes down to how much we share with each other.
We want to feel important and loved - so we try to impress people with our strength. Better to impress people with our weaknesses so they can see clearly the greatest gift God has given us.
Our God paid a deep price to show us undeserved love. We are his children because of Jesus' cross. Because we are God's children, we carry our own cross to show our gratitude for his love.
Forgiveness changes how we see sin, ourselves, our God, and other people. How has it changed you?
God has the ability to be present in our lives and change our lives forever! We learn more about his amazing love for us and celebrate his grace to us.
What is the secret of being content in every situation? How much richer do we need to be before we are content? Or do we need something different than "more stuff?" God has some great answers for us.
On Trinity Sunday we worship our God whose love for us and his own nature are beyond our comprehension. This God has given us solid promises to see us through the worst storms of life. This is most certainly true!