The Benefits of My Church

The Benefits of My Church Matthew 16:13-20 Why should I go to church? Let’s be clear about the church. It is not something you just attend. Church is part of who you are. The church is a people, not a building. A student is not a school. A student goes to a school to learn. A worker is not a company. A worker goes to a company to work. A community, or assembly, is made up of people who live,… Read more

The Benefits of Prayer

There are times in our lives when we seek safety. Prayer is the safest place to be. Read more

The Story of Our Time by Robert Atkinson

The Story of Our Time by Robert Atkinson The Story of Our Time by Robert Atkinson, explains with his subtitle the purpose of the book: from duality to interconnectedness to oneness. The book is divided into three parts. Each part builds upon the previous part to tell a “spiritual story.” The premise of the book is that humanity is evolving, not just physically, but spiritually as well. He suggests that spiritual principles are at work to guide this organic human… Read more

The Benefits of the Grace of Giving

The Benefits of the Grace of Giving 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Lois Cheney, in his book God is No Fool, shares the following story: Once, a man said, “If I had some extra money, I’d give it to God, but I have just enough to support myself and my family.” And the same man said, “If I had some extra time, I’d give it to God, but every minute is taken up with my job, my family, my clubs, and what… Read more

How I Benefit From Following God

How I Benefit From Following God Psalm 103:1-22 How I Benefit From Following God (Psalm 103:1-22) Do you realize that there are tremendous benefits that come from your relationship with God? Do you realize that when you follow God, it comes with fringe benefits? 

David the psalmist reminds me and you today that there are benefits to following God. There are tremendous benefits to allowing God to lead your life. When you buy a club membership to the YMCA, you… Read more

How to HELP Others in Need

How to HELP Others in Need John 10:7-10 How to HELP Others in Need (John 10:7-10) I watched last Sunday afternoon on Facebook as people I knew from Texas were getting out and helping one another. It was great to see how people would show compassion and take an effort to make a positive impact in the lives of other people. One such example was Gallery Furniture owned by Jim Macingvale, also known as “Mattress Mack.” I remember Gallery Furniture… Read more

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, as the subtitle states, a search for Jesus path of power in a church that has abandoned it. Goggin and Strobel take the negative view that the church has abandoned the true nature of Christian power. In Part 1 (Discovering the Way), they establish what true… Read more

How to Reset My Financial Priorities

How To Reset My Financial Priorities How to Reset My Financial Priorities – Proverbs 6:1-11 (Reset Part 4 – Financial Reset) A recent CNBC report revealed why lottery winners go broke1. It explains: “After winning the biggest undivided jackpot lottery in U.S. history, Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts, ignored much of the advice that financial experts typically give to lottery winners. She quit her job, spoke with the press and took her winnings as a lump sum. While she… Read more

How Jesus Gives Me HELP

How Jesus Gives Me HELP August 30, 2017 John 10:7-10 Jesus said that He is the Door to the sheep. He is the Guide. He is the Pathway. If we enter by Him, then we will be saved and find pasture. That means that Jesus will HELP me give pasture. To the sheep, pasture is the life. H – Help (“I have come”) Jesus is the help I need. Does He solve all my problems? No. Does He provide me… Read more

How to Engage In A Spiritual Reset

How to Engage in a Spiritual Reset John 21:15-19 How to Engage in a Spiritual Reset (Reset – Part 3) Discipleship is the continued process of loving Jesus. Christian discipleship starts with the knowledge that Jesus loves you. Christian discipleship continues with the experience of obeying Jesus because you love Him. Friedrich Nietzsche, no friend of the Christian faith, has stated: “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is…that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby… Read more

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