Walking in truth leads to multiplied joy

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  (3 John 1:3-4) Sometimes it’s easy to start thinking that our walk with God is just between us and […]

God chose you to belong to His people

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but […]

God wants you to have peace with others

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 13 GOD WANTS YOU TO HAVE PEACE WITH OTHERS Finally, brothers, rejoice.  Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.  (2 Corinthians 13:11) A life of constant conflict is a taxing […]

There’s a place for you in God’s family

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 12 THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU IN GOD’S FAMILY The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker […]

God loves to provide through His people

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 10 GOD LOVES TO PROVIDE THROUGH HIS PEOPLE Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold […]

God chose you to belong to His people

Scripture Notes on 1 Peter 2 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once […]

God wants you to have peace with others

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 13 GOD WANTS YOU TO HAVE PEACE WITH OTHERS Finally, brothers, rejoice.  Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.  (2 Corinthians 13:11) A life of constant conflict is a taxing […]

It’s a Good Thing Your Bag Has Holes

Seriously?  Another one??? I stared at the grocery bag in annoyance, one hand holding its flimsy form up to the light as the other spread open the beige plastic for examination.  Yep, two nice-sized holes in the bottom made this one a no-go, too. You see, I use grocery bags for trash liners in my […]

Set list for Adore (10/19/12)

There is NOTHING like praising Jesus as ONE Church. What a great time we had last Friday at Adore!  Coming together as ONE Church in our city is always a blessing, and more importantly, blesses the heart of God. Several people asked me about the set list, so I thought it would be fun to […]

Victorious Vulnerability

What if “standing strong” was your greatest weakness? For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn–fighting without and fear within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming but also by the comfort […]