I Love My Church

Build The Church

…on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18 The world around us is full of problems. There are major and minor events that happen every day that reinforce how chaotic things can be in the world. At times we see more hate than love…

Answer The Call

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. Matthew 9:9 (ESV) Matthew was a tax collector when Jesus invited him to follow. Tax collectors were disliked by everyone. They were usually dishonest and…

Follow Me

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” John 1:43 (ESV) Jesus spent the early part of His ministry inviting people to follow Him. Jesus wanted to spend time with them so they could know Him. These disciples would learn His ways and methods. They…

Many Witnesses

Christ died for our sins. . . . he was buried. . . . he was raised. . . . he appeared to more than 500 brothers at one time. . . . 1 Corinthians 15:3­-6 (ESV) The story of Jesus’ life and resurrection was not kept a secret. He spent time with people both…

Life Is A Gift

The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come to bring LIFE, and LIFE to the FULL! John 10:10 (ESV) Many times we think we are just meant to get by in life. We do what is required to get through each day. We live our life full of routines, doing just…

True Connection

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 (NIV) Have you ever had a friend that no matter what is happening in your life,…

Simplicity Of Love

And now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) As Christians, we can become daunted by the task of spreading the gospel and reaching people like Jesus and the disciples did. We are afraid, we don’t know what to say, we don’t know how…

Everyone Has Value

But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 1 Corinthians 12: 18-20 (NIV) Even as Christians, there may be times…

The Same In Spirit

For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body- Whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free-and we were all given the Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. 1 Corinthians 12:13-14 (NIV) As Christians, we all have the same thing…

Many Parts, One Body

Just as a body, though one has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12 (NIV) Our physical bodies are made up of so many intricate parts; it would take a very long time to name each and every one of them. All of the…

Dream Big

And without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV) Life can be full of discouragements. We don’t get the promotion we were expecting or a child does not live up to our expectations. We can struggle in a relationship and feel like giving up. We may be in a job that frustrates…

Bring Your “A” Game

…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT) Everyone has days when they don’t feel like giving their best and they do just enough to get the job done. We may have had a rough night, and as a result, we don’t play our hardest in the game…

Live, Laugh, Love

Then we were filled with laughter, and we sang happy songs. Then the other nations said, “The LORD has done great things for them.” The LORD has done great things for us, and we are very glad. Psalm 126:2­3 (NCV) We love to celebrate and look for that opportunity whenever we can. We cheer for…

Time To Contribute

Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, so that his people would learn to serve and his body would grow strong. This will continue until we are united by our faith and by our understanding of the Son of God. Then we will be mature, just as Christ is,…

Time To Grow

God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. …so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love. Ephesians 4:15­-16 (MSG) For…

Spread God’s Love

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5: 18-19 (NIV) God sent His Son to…