In Godâ€™s awesome plan, only after Jesusâ€™ purpose on this earth was fulfilled would the Holy Spirit permanently come to live in all Believers. We took look at how Jesus spoke of the Holy Spiritâ€™s new role in the lives of all those who would come to a saving faith in Christ. Jesus gave a ton of insight into this new way of interacting with the Spirit...Keep Reading
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God has a purpose for us on this earth. That calling is to be on mission for God where He has placed us. And since many people spend the majority of their waking hours on the job, we have to stop compartmentalizing life into “spiritual activities” and “work activities.” How are we living examples of the gospel while we work? ...
God showed Peter that just as there is no “clean” and “unclean” food, there are no “clean” and “unclean” people. God calls believers to tell everyone the good news about Jesus, no matter who they are or where they come from. Jesus is the Lord of all....
Dear Metro, As I read Ken Sande's blog today it took me back to Sunday, and our message from Exodus 19. What is it we want most from this life? Good health, great kids, a hefty savings account? I'm all for all the above, but I will not always have good health, my kids will grow and establish their lives outside of our home, and even if I had a heft savings account, it wil...Keep Reading
John the Baptist had told people to get ready for Jesus, the promised Messiah. Now that Jesus was there, Johnâ€™s mission was complete. John the Baptist joyfully stepped aside as Jesus began His earthly ministry. Jesusâ€™ earthly ministry had begun, and He would obediently do Godâ€™s will to bring salvation to sinners. ...Keep Reading
Good morning! Here is a brief recap of some of the songs that we used to worship God through this past Sunday, as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. ...Keep Reading
Every person is born a sinner. It is by Godâ€™s Spirit - "not our own effort" - that we are born again. Without Jesus, we are spiritually dead. Sin separates us from God. When people believe in Christ and are "born again," they receive new life and become God's children. Jesus offers new life to those who trust in Him for salvation. Nicodemus was part of an exclusive...Keep Reading
Rather than waiting for students to come to Him, Jesus sought out His disciples among the people who followed Him. He approached these ordinary men and said, â€œFollow Me.â€ The Twelve - Peter; James, son of Zebedee; John; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon; and Judas - spent time with Jesus during His ministry. ...Keep Reading
The Devilâ€™s aim was to get Jesus to sin, to disqualify Him from the role of sinless Savior. Jesus did not give in to temptation. Each time Jesus was tempted, He remembered Godâ€™s Word. Our high priest - Jesus - can sympathize with our weaknesses. Jesus was tempted, but He never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take aw...Keep Reading