I was reading Psalm 103 this morning and was struck by King David's words of gratitude for the goodness of God following a period of sin and repentance. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget … Continue reading The Impact of Gratitude
I know that I lack perspective on such things, but I am not sure that this phrase: "Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world..." has had more importance than in the time we now live. This past Sunday, Pastor Will walked us through a difficult, yet important moment - understanding God's intention … Continue reading Do not be conformed…
Over the last several months, we have been talking a lot about prayer. We want to become a People of Prayer. My heart and prayer has been that we would be a House of Prayer. A couple of weeks ago, Pastor Will shared with us that the Holy Spirit in prayer is our direct line … Continue reading Prayer Opportunties
On Sunday, Pastor Will challenged us to open ourselves up to the power of the Holy Spirit to give us boldness in sharing our faith. What exactly is our role in this process? 1 Peter 3:15-16 says, “If someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this … Continue reading Your Story…
So what keeps us from fully living in the fullness of our adopted family with God? Many of us find ourselves in self-imposed prison sentences. We've put up walls around us that don't allow us to experience the fullness of God's presence in our lives. Even though Jesus has broken the curse of sin and … Continue reading Prisoners.
God's intended place for us is in his presence. My life sometimes lives in other places, how about yours? I find myself immersed in the stuff of this earth - the shiny, temporary things that look full of life but only fade away with time and pressure. God created us for his presence. In the … Continue reading Our Purpose is His Presence.
On Sunday, Pastor Will challenged us to identify where we currently are in relationship to Jesus Christ. He walked us through the continuum where most of us find ourselves... Spiritually Indifferent - You aren't seeking God. You don't see the need for Him.Spiritually Inquisitive - You are looking for answers, but maybe you are looking … Continue reading The Next Right Step