I shared Sunday that I'm optimistic about so many things in life. God is amazing and if you haven't realized yet I hope you will. I know that this world is full of negativity and it is easier to be half cup empty people instead of half cup full. This passage from Proverbs 11:27 really gnawed on me this week., "If you search for good you will find favor; but if you search for evil it will find you." What are you searching
I still remember changing my first battery in my car. I had a 1971 Chevelle Malibu, with a 350 cu engine, four-barrel quadrajet carburetor and a four-bolt main. I enjoyed working on it and going fast. But the first time I changed the battery was an absolute nightmare. The bolts that held the cables on were fused together. They had corroded and became fused to themselves and the post. The only way to get them apart was to cut the cables
Galatians 5:16-17 reminds us, "So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want." Sunday we learned that 'What you feed grows, and what you starve dies.' So what are you
Sunday I asked for to write down what your greatest temptation is so that we can honestly asses how we are doing and how to overcome, to to know how to escape. Remember the Process of Temptation: Thought, Imagination, Justification, Choice and Sin. These steps can take days, weeks, months, or even years, or literally, you can go through all five of these steps in a matter of moments. But the great thing is that James
What is it about our spiritual enemy that he always seems to know when, where and how to come at us? Many times we when we think things are rolling right along, something always seems to come right in a catch us off guard. They always tell you to never start a diet before the holidays. How true, how true. And yet we know they are coming every year. Yet, we seem to forget that we do have strength to battle the daily do-nut temptation
Sunday we were able to understand that one of the ways that Jesus came to us was showing us what real community and fellowship is about. Jesus came eating and drinking. He spent time around the table, walking and doing life with His disciples and with those who wanted to know more about who He is. Today, as His Church, we have the same opportunity. Our commitment to Him is not just personal it is also a shared commitment to other fellow bel
Sunday Veronica shared about how so many times we feel unworthy of the price that has been paid for us, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We often go through life listening to what others have to say about who we a
Is it the Good News?
Sunday we looked at Toxic Religion. Galatians 1:6-7 states, "I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ." We learned that the word pervert in the Greek means to corrupt
How's Your Relationships?
Sunday we continued with our series on the things that are toxic in our life. Things that sometimes we think we are okay but end up bringing poison into our life and affecting our relationship with God and with others. We looked at relationships on Sunday. 1 Corinthians 15:33, reminds us, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” If
How's Your Thoughts?
Last Sunday we began our series on the toxic things that we allow into our life that end up doing us more damage than we would like. Sunday we looked at our thought life. How many times do we allow the past thoughts to influence who we are today? The lies and discouraging things that have affected our life today, when God, through the power of His Holy Spirit has c