Don’t be a Stumbling Block

Yesterday we saw that God desires our love for Him and for others above knowledge.  Today we will look deeper into what Paul was teaching.  It is true that God desires for us to love Him and to love others, but that does not mean that He doesn’t desire for us to gain knowledge and …

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Knowing God through the Word

Is it possible to truly know God? Can we see Him in nature? Can we see Him working in our lives in good times and in times of trouble? When we look back upon our lives do we see how God has orchestrated events in our lives that have led up to the point in …

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Drawing Nearer to God

I remember growing up in church and even enjoying church. I got to be with friends, and as I got older I got involved in the choir and bell choir. Church was a part of my life, but in all of my looking back I do not ever recall understanding that Jesus was a part …

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Matthew 1:18-25

Relationships have changed so much over time that today we have such things as “trial marriages” in which people will move in with one another prior to marriage or even talk of marriage. According to an article written in 2012 in Berkeley Science Review almost half of all marriages end in divorce. It goes on …

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To be Saved or NOT to be Saved

What does it take to be a “good Christian”? Romans 3:10-12 says “none is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” So if no one is righteous, no one understands, no one seeks God, …

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Jesus Messiah

Isaiah 53:1-3 Who has believed our message? To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm? My servant grew up in the Lords presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected—a …

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A Bigger Picture in Christ

In every job that I have ever  had I have always tried to learn as much about not only my job, but about the jobs around me as well.  I was never satisfied with just being able to do my job; I have always desired to know more and to understand how my job fit …

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I am a Master Brick Layer…

Hi there, my name is Jeremy, it’s nice to meet you. What do you do… This conversation probably looks somewhat familiar for when we meet new people, but what if we responded in a different way, what if we responded in a way that revealed who we really are? It might look something like this… …

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We all fall short sometimes…

Whether or not you know me you know that I am not perfect, even though I try my hardest and do my best I am by no means perfect. Sometimes I feel as though my expectations of others are much greater than what their expectations are and I feel let down or disappointed. I feel …

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Are the Ten Commandments Still Pertinent? (Part 1)

Is God’s Word alive and well today? Is it a driving factor in society? In church? Or has it become a thing of the past only to be used to manipulate or to support a position when it is beneficial? Does our government recognize the one true God? Does the church recognize the one true …

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