The Life of a Follower: Living in Contentment and Paitence


James 5:7-11 The life of a follower is a life built on Patience and waiting.  Our entire life of faith is built on waiting for the promise of God’s return. Everything else we go through in life whether blessing or suffering is really nothing compared to the blessing of Christ, and what we will have … Continue reading The Life of a Follower: Living in Contentment and Paitence

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Waiting Times in the Lord


  Lamentations 3:24-26 (NIV) 24  I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." 25  The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26  it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.     "Wait just … Continue reading Waiting Times in the Lord

Peace in Life’s Storm


Over the years of my life I have watched many good friends deal with sickness of loved ones, the loss of jobs, families torn apart by the effects of substance abuse, and the seemingly hopelessness of depression.  I have in my own life been effected by many of these same issues.  We all have to … Continue reading Peace in Life’s Storm

Continue in Christ


1 John 2:24-291 John 2:28 (NIV) 28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.Continue in Him. This is John's message of hope to us all. Life can seem hard, and near impossible at times. It may seem in our … Continue reading Continue in Christ

Because We Have Known


1 John 2:12-14 I write to you dear children, because your sins are forgiven. I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you young ones, because you have overcome the evil one I write to you dear children, because you have known the Father. I … Continue reading Because We Have Known

Christ-like Living is Following Obediently


1 John 2:3-6 When we were children we may have played follow the leader or Simon says. The goal was to imitate the motions and action of the leader. The one who followed the closest was the winner. Jesus called his disciples by saying "come follow me". That call still remains true of those who … Continue reading Christ-like Living is Following Obediently

Out of the Dark Waters of Sin


1 John 2:1-2 John acknowledges not only humanities greatest need, but he seems to realize just how far from perfection we really are. Sometimes living in the world is like falling off of a boat into deep dark waters. We tread water hoping for help, and in the dark we cannot even see the shore … Continue reading Out of the Dark Waters of Sin

Dying to Live in Him


"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." ( Galatians 2:20) Christ died an unimaginable death on the cross.  He willingly put … Continue reading Dying to Live in Him

Stick to the Manual


I was working on our car a few weeks ago.  The rear tail light had burned out.  I assumed that I knew what I was doing.  Opening the trunk, I found wires going through a hole in the wall; however, I couldn't figure out how to get through to the actual light bulbs.  In my … Continue reading Stick to the Manual

Who’s On The Journey With You


"Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together"- Hebrews 10:25.   We need others in our life.  We are created to be in communion (union) with one another. We are created to be reunite with God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  God is then in relationship with us. I have often heard people … Continue reading Who’s On The Journey With You