Set Apart for God

Today’s message is a little bit harder to swallow than most, but none-the-less it is God’s Word. In 2 Corinthians 6 verses 14-18 Paul is warning the believers in Corinth about partnering with unbelievers. First off it is important to realize that there were a lot of false teachers who were infiltrating the church and …

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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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Knowledge or Love? Which is Better?

1 Corinthians 8:1-3 Now regarding your question about food that has been offered to idols. Yes, we know that "we all have knowledge" about this issue. But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. Anyone who claims to know all the answers doesn't really know very much. But the …

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Lukewarm Christianity is Repulsive

Revelation 3:15-17 I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, …

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Selfish, Self-Centered, and Entitled

I am profoundly unaware of how selfish and even self-entitled I really am. As I lift up my prayers and thanks to God I cannot help but to notice how much my prayers revolve around me and my family. Now on one hand we have been extremely blessed and I am truly thankful for the …

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We’re better together!

I was reading Colossians 4 this morning and the idea of community or lack of community was really impressed upon me. Here is Paul who is writing from prison to a church that he barely knows and he is talking to them like family. He sent his final greetings to them and let them know …

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Pure Love…Is it worth it?

I had the opportunity to be with a family after the loss of a loved one today. The loss of a family member is always difficult, but in the grief of the moment a family member stated that it wasn't difficult if you didn't think about anything and then the emotions came rushing back. While …

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