Faith
Vote for Jesus

Vote for Jesus

It seems clear that Jesus wants to shape culture. To ultimately transform the conscience and morality of a people. His disciples anticipated that Jesus was about to establish a political machine capable of toppling the Roman Empire. But that’s not what Jesus did. The...

When You Find and Follow Jesus

When You Find and Follow Jesus

Becoming a Christian and living as one are two different things. God refers to one as justification and the other as sanctification. We might also understand these two distinctions as finding Jesus and following Jesus. Blur this distinction between salvation and...

Your Growth Toward Maturity

Your Growth Toward Maturity

You’re born into God’s family the moment you place your faith in Jesus for eternal life. You start as a spiritual baby. But it’s never God’s intention for you to remain a baby. You are to grow and thrive as a maturing believer in Jesus. But you never grow passively....

Love Thy Neighbor

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your should and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these."  Mark 12:30-31 OBSERVATION God instructs his people...

Your Old and New Natures

Have you ever felt unprepared? You’ve probably had a time in your life when you were not prepared at all for what was about to happen. As our flesh constantly fights to lead us further away from God, it’s easy for us to feel unprepared for life. But God prepares us by...

The Holy Spirit in Your Life

In the Bible, we read Jesus promising to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples after He is gone. As believers in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is also with us, living inside of us, just as Jesus promised. The question is, why did Jesus send the Holy Spirit to be with us?...

Your Assurance of Salvation

Is it possible to know you have a new life through Christ and are headed for heaven? If so, how? God never intends for the assurance of your salvation to be a perpetual guessing game. You can know you’re saved. Unfortunately, you can lose your grip on the assurance of...

A Good God

Nothing challenges our view of God like challenges. Maybe, lately, you feel like you’ve had your share of obstacles and hardships. When we’re pressured with difficulties, our idea of a good God can end up on the chopping block. How can God be good when evil exists and...

A New Covenant

God reminds us in the Bible that He gave an Old Covenant and a New Covenant. Confuse the two and you’re in for a confusing and inconsistent attempt at living for Jesus. It’s not an exaggeration to suggest that the church across the world is mired in legalistic...

Kids Experience July 26

We can have FAITH.Heaven was revealed to John, but John didn’t know exactly when the things God showed him would happen. And neither do we. The truth is, there’s a lot we DON’T know. We can read John’s words, and we can do our best to imagine what heaven will be like...

In The Quiet

“The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.”  Exodus 20:21OBSERVATION When I think of darkness, I think of quiet, stillness, and a heightened awareness to everything around me. But I’m not always comfortable being still or...

Kids Experience July 19

Have faith and trust in God.In Rome, Paul was allowed to live in a home while watched by guards. For two years, he welcomed anyone who came to see him. He shared the good news of Jesus with Jewish and non-Jewish people—just like God had promised he would.  Paul...

Living By Faith AND Living with Anxiety

Our knowledge of God tells us He is bigger, stronger, faster, and louder than any storm. Yet, despite that knowledge we may still feel anxious. Knowing we are safe is not the same as feeling we are. The question then arises, “Does feeling anxious indicate a lack of faith?”