John 10: 27-29 reminds us that we can never lose our salvation. I'm not talking about joining a church and getting baptized. I am talking about a person who has expeienced a new birth, who abides in Christ as he abides in them, a person who has genuinely become a child of God. God has predestined us (see Romans 8:29-30) to recieve Jesus as Savior, remake us in Jesus' image, ju
2 Timothy 2:22-26 (ESV) "22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels.
What is something else every believer ought to know? That the Bible IS the word of God. "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be omplete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." -2 Timothy 3:16-17. It is historically accurate, unifi
What is one attribute of a believer? Someone who keeps God's commandments (1 John 2:3-6). While you receive salvation as a gift (not through works) and as we may not be sinless, our lives should reflect a transformation from eagerly running towards sin, to a new cretion that walks away from sin.
I was in for a surprise this time around. You see, we've been serving in the Cass Corridor area on a monthly basis for over a year now with the youth group. After a while you get to know some of the people that live there. I met George about a year ago while serving. George had a rough life, drug problems, and lost his home and wife.
Do we ask God to forgive our sins or do we confess them to Him since we have already been forgiven?
While preparing some materials for Converge Young Adults on multiple intelligences, I was reminded how God has wired us all differently to come together as one body with many parts. We are "to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up..." -Ephesians 4:12a. -Pastor Mike
I love technology...when it works! We have been "off-line" for a couple of weeks as our old computer crashed and we had to decide on a new one. That's much like our old lives. They had to die and be replaced so that we could be resurrected with Christ into a new, eternal life, one that is not free from sin but is transformng daily.
THE STORY OF JESUS
Many thanks to Jim Shearer for his artwork in the telling of the story of Jesus. Jim continues his painting during Sunday mornings Children's Time as the story is narrated for all to enjoy.
Jesus did not mince words with those who mistaught. "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence." -Matthew 23:25. Don't be full of truth and lack grace. Don't lose perspective on inner purity and have a corrupt heart. -Pastor Mike