Handle With Care: Stain Removal

Week 1 – Stain Removal [Genesis 14:22-23] I will not take anything from you so that you can’t say you made Abram rich. CARING FOR GOD’S GLORY   You were made to glorify God – Isaiah 43:7 No one can steal God’s glory – Isaiah 42:8 Satan loves when you try to steal God’s glory […]

Refusing to Confess

We never like to be wrong. Pride. It’s a terrible thing. Not only do we not like being wrong, but we usually are not quick to confess our sin. Rather than confess to God and receive His mercy, we do not take the simple step toward forgiveness. The Psalmist noted that when he refused to […]

Forgotten Tim Tams

View this post on Instagram Good friends know when you need Tim Tams. #timtams #coffee #SabbathDelight A post shared by Tania Gutekunst  (@taniagoody) on Aug 14, 2016 at 3:07pm PDT A dear friend gave me some Tim Tams the other day. I even ate one with my afternoon coffee that very day. But then […]

Word and Deed

I often reference the purpose of life. Many people do not realize that we were made to glorify God. People spend a lot of time trying to figure out their purpose. They purchase books. They talk to family, friends, and teachers to gain insight. They try out new things. Everywhere the people look for purpose, […]

Wrong Side of the Bed

Sometimes the day does not start out “right.” Many people call this “waking up on the wrong side of the bed.” We have all heard the phrase, “I wish I could just go back to bed and start the day over.” But once God blesses us with a morning, we have to live out the […]

Frazzled

My dog Max has some issues with other dogs due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He is fine when dogs enter our home. He is fine when he goes to someone’s house and they have a dog. The issue is when we are walking. As a result, I am mindful of when we walk and […]

Puddles of Life

During our morning walk there was quite a lot of water puddles to make our way around because of the crazy weather during the night. Being a Labrador, Max has no issue making his way through the puddles. I try to encourage him to walk around but sometimes he just walks right on through. With […]

Proclaim the Excellencies

Believers, children of God, are considered “God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted” (1 Peter 2:9 MSG). Today, the big questions we should ask ourselves: Are you speaking out for Him? Is your […]

Don’t Look Back Outline

Here’s a sermon / devotion outline for Genesis 19. You can download the outline below. Don’t Look Back Genesis 19 “We are about to destroy this place, because their outcry has become so great before the LORD that the LORD has sent us to destroy it” (v. 13 NASB). LOT HESITATED – v. 15 – […]

Slavery of Self-Reliance Outline

Here’s a sermon outline from a message I shared on the Slavery of Self-Reliance. You may download the outline below. Please note there was no illustration with this message but instead I spoke of King Asa of Judah from 2 Chronicles 16 giving the gold and silver from the Temple to Ben-Hadad King of Syria. […]