1 Peter 1:22-2:12 - Peter is pointing out the huge role that the Word of God has in the life of a Christian. It leads to the new birth. It leads to purification. It gives Christians something to stake their lives on. In verse 22 we see the command to love one another fervently. With... Read More
1 Peter 1:1-21 - The pilgrims we usually think about when we think of the word "pilgrim" journeyed across the ocean right at 400 years ago. They were on a journey, far from home. Peter says that we are pilgrims. We are on a journey, our home is in heaven, not here on earth. Peter... Read More
How to Find Refuge & Comfort in God Psalm 62:1-12 - When you talk with someone who has first hand experience with something it is worth listening to it! David when through many difficult things so when he says that we can trust God to be our refuge, we can believe him! The Difficulty David... Read More
Texts: Matthew 10:24-39; Matthew 16:21-27; Luke 14:25-33 Companies have their own set of values; People have their own set values. Jesus gave us a unique set of values. These are the values we are to learn in discipleship. Do we live them? Disciples of Jesus value being right with God over being right with men.... Read More
Text: Colossians 3:1-4; 5-11; 12-17 Other references: Romans 6:5; Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:1,2; Philippians 3:7; Romans 13:14 You have died an earthly death; And you now have a heavenly life hidden in Christ. As we have put our faith in Jesus, we die and are raised with Him. You are now reconciled with God... It... Read More
Galen Yoder - Time & Opportunities Ephesians 5:15-17, Colossians 4:5, Psalm 90:12, Psalm 39 - A few things for us to think about. Wise people understand the significance of time passing. It is an ordinary event, but it is an important thing to realize. Wise people understand these consequences before they become irreversible. Running out... Read More
2 Corinthians 6:11-18 - God is inviting us into a covenant relationship with himself. We should be willing to give up anything that hinders that relationship. God's desire for a covenant people is present in the Old and New Testaments.