Ephesians Study: Anger Management

[Ephesians 4:17-32] 25) Don’t lie 26) Don’t act in anger – James 1:20 – Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. [NLT] Anger motivated by pride. Anger that lingers. 27) Give no opportunity to devil 28) If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then […]

Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

[Ephesians 4:1-16] “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (v. 2-3 ESV) 2 With ALL humility, lowliness of mind, modesty gentleness, mildness, gentle strength (power with reserve & strength) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, steadfastness, staying power bearing […]

Overwhelming Joy

JOY is all about JESUS and the gift of salvation He offers. Because of JESUS, we wanderers can come back home to our Heavenly Father. This relationship was always God’s plan for us. It is only possible through CHRIST JESUS. Only through faith in JESUS are we children of God. Salvation is a gift from […]

Sanctity of Life

The Sanctity of Life “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.” – excerpt from the […]

Ephphatha

In Mark 7, we read the story of Jesus healing the deaf and mute man. In verse 33, it says Jesus took the man aside and put His fingers into the man’s ears. Then He spit and touched the man’s tongue. After this, Jesus looked up to heaven and He says, “Ephphatha” which means open. […]

Receive

In John, we read that the “children of God” became so because they “did receive him,” they “believed in His name.” So often we talk about when we “received” Jesus or “believed in Jesus.” To outsiders it may sound confusing. What does it mean to “receive Jesus”? This is something one may consider. I remember […]

Seasons

For the past two weeks, life was different. The schedule was different. Things were rearranged. Time spent was different. The people I spent the most time with were new in my life. Everything was different. As quickly as it began, it was finished. For two weeks, the church hosted a homeless shelter. There is no […]

Ephesians Study: Abundantly More

[Ephesians 3:20-21] “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” [ESV] God is alive. God is active. God is […]

Ephesians Study: Love of Christ

[Ephesians 3:14-19] “And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of […]

Quit Striving

Often we rush into things without giving much thought. With our fast paced world, rushing is a way of life. At times, we rush without thinking. The Bible tells us to be patient, to take careful steps, to seek out, to test, to rest in Him. Our nature causes us to jump to conclusions, to […]