Scripture instructs believers to honor their mother. It shares no “loop holes” giving an out on this one. Honor is expected. But what does honoring a mother look like? This message provides four examples of what it means to honor mom!
To think of others more highly than oneself goes against human nature and against societal norms. Yet Scripture instructs believers to live in such a way. Matthew 20:20-28 is an account of Jesus’ interaction with a mother and two boys desiring greatness. Jesus addresses greatness head on by declaring greatness to be linked to servant-hood.
This is a standalone message designed to examine the life of Jesus, learning from Him in every way possible. It looks at the encounter He had with a Roman centurion as recorded by the gospel writer Matthew (8:5-13). Jesus was far more concerned about the heart of His Father than societal norms. The passage records […]
The desire for relationship is natural and normal. However, if we don’t find our identity in a personal relationship with God through Jesus, our pursuit of having others validate us will persist. The resurrection is evidence that God desires relationship with people. This is the greatest relationship of all. This is the relationship we were […]
Healthy relationships give heed to what God has instructed in Scripture. Relationships that stray from this are left with consequences. How true this is in the home. This message is given in light of families who wish to dedicate their children to the Lord, vowing to model and teach their children in the ways of […]
Whether introverted or extroverted, all are made and designed for relationship. This should not be a surprise since God is relational and people are made in His image. This message outlines five principles key to developing and maintaining healthy relationships.
This stand alone message focuses on the encounter Jesus had with two blind men just days prior to His arrival in Jerusalem for Passover in which He would be arrested and crucified. In a time Jesus could have been more focused on what was about to take place or on making sure His disciples knew […]
This message is the conclusion to the book of Galatians. In the final chapter Paul addresses restoration of believers entrapped by sin, the principle of reaping what is sown, and shares concluding remarks. Some of Paul’s main points from this book of shared at the conclusion of this message.
If a believer is not under law but under grace, called upon to serve others in love, and cautioned to not give way to the sinful nature – how does this happen? Galatians 5:16-26 is the answer which indicates it is all about life in the Spirit. Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection brings freedom to […]
In a few short verses Paul describes two approaches which determine the health of a church. The approaches are polar opposite. One leads to destruction. Does that give you a clue where the other one leads? Scripture: Galatians 5:13-15
Legalism: treating that which is good as though it were essential. The Galatian believers took circumcision and made it essential in the life of a believer. Paul told them if they did this (i.e. look to circumcision as something that enhances their relationship with God), Christ will be of no value to them (5:2). This […]
Do you know who you are? Has your identity been identified? Paul says you are a son/daughter of God – not a slave. Your freedom is found in Christ. A figurative illustration is given using Hagar and Sarah, driving home the point all the more: you are not under the Mosaic law; you are a […]