God’s Kingdom is bigger than your perspective

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 9 GOD’S KINGDOM IS BIGGER THAN YOUR PERSPECTIVE John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”  But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not […]

You Can Have Peace Even When You Disagree

Do you ever get frustrated when people disagree with you? “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.” -2 Timothy 2:23 Whether football teams or fall elections, Bible translations or Macs vs. PCs, there is no shortage of things that people can get fired up and passionate about. Yet, […]

You Can Have Unity Even When You Don’t Get Along (pt2)

Even in the Bible, nobody gets along all the time.   However, disagreement doesn’t have to disrupt our unity and love for one another. In his letter to the church at Philippi, Paul shares a simple truth that leads to an effective stragety for working through conflict while keeping the peace. It’s all in your […]

You Can Have Unity Even When You Don’t Get Along (pt1)

Do you have people in your life with whom you just don’t get along? “I entreat Euodia and Syntyche to agree in the Lord.  Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the Gospel…” -Philippians 4:2 How comforting to know that even at the […]

Unity and Peace – a prayer

Some cry “discovery” and “deliverance” while others cry “danger” and “division. Help us, Lord, to not fall prey to fear or arrogance, neither to feel that we have it all together, nor to forget that You do. Help us, Lord, to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3) –(amen)–