Posts by Heritage Church

Prove Yourself

“Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.” 2 Corinthians 9:13 (NIV) Jesus reminds us that those who serve others will be the greatest in…

On Every Occasion

“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) God has blessed us with time, talents’ and treasures. We can be generous with what God has given us. We can serve others by…

Don’t Worry

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 (NLT) It is easy to worry about things. We can worry about big things, and we can worry about little things. When we worry, our focus is on the problem, and it…

Love is a Verb

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” John 3:16 (CEB) God is love (1 John 4:8). God’s love causes him to take action. We were created out of the overflow of God’s love. After the fall of…

Known By

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 (NKJV) The church of Acts was known for their love for others. In Acts, we are told they sold what they had and shared with others in need (Acts 2:45). They were also known in ancient…

Win with Money

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 (NIV) This week we’ve been discussing how we can take our next steps in Christ. Everyone should analyze how they can continue to grow in their faith. One of the ways that we take our next steps is by…

Listen and Obey God’s Word

Obey God’s message! Don’t fool yourselves by just listening to it. If you hear the message and don’t obey it, you are like people who stare at themselves in a mirror and forget what they look like as soon as they leave. But you must never stop looking at the perfect law that sets you…

Read the Bible

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105 (NKJV) The verse above tells us that God’s Word (the Bible) is a lamp to our feet.  God will never leave us and will give us clarity concerning our current situation.  It also says that God’s Word will be…

Take Your Next Step

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 (NLT) The Bible carefully explains the strategy of the enemy (the devil). It tells us that he wants to steal our dreams, kill our potential, and destroy the impact that we have…

Past Does Not Determine Future

“…God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting…

Tell Someone

Jesus said to his followers, “Go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved, but anyone who does not believe will be punished.” Mark 16:15-16 NCV We have all been given free access to the greatest gift anyone could ever receive. We were…

Eternal Life

“…God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that…

Good Deeds

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT It’s easy to believe that our good deeds make a…

Created to Love

“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:5 NLT When people decide to adopt a child, they usually do so because there is an abundance of love in their…

Serve Selflessly

…Whenever you did it for any of my people, no matter how unimportant they seemed, you did it for me.  Matthew 25:40 (CEV) When interacting with others we often forget that they were created in the image of God.  The verse above tells us that when we serve others, we are really serving the Lord. …

Encourage People with Your Actions

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT) Yesterday we discussed the idea of encouraging people with our words.  In today’s post we are focusing on encouraging people with our actions.  The verse above says that we should encourage each other and build each…

Encourage People with Your Words

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29 (NLT) As we are focused on being our best in our relationships, it’s important to encourage others with our words. It’s easy to join the crowd…

Be Present with Others

My dear friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry. James 1:19 (CEV) It’s important to be present with the people in our lives.  It’s very easy to become distracted by things such as our smartphones instead of giving the other person our undivided attention.  One of the…

Love is a Command

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. John 15:12 (NIV) In the verse above we are reminded that what we are about to read is a command.  A command is different from a suggestion.  A suggestion is optional, kind of like an idea or a recommendation that you can choose…

How – In Love

“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ…” Ephesians 4:15 (NLT) Conflict is a fact of life. Many of us were in conflict in the past, are in conflict now or will be in conflict in the future. As we navigate conflict with others, we need…

Focus – Conduct

“I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet to lead my servants astray…” Revelation…

Goal – Understanding

“Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.” Proverbs 18:2 (NLT) If you’re like most people, you probably seek first to be understood; you want to get your point across. And in doing so, you may ignore the other person completely, pretend that you’re listening, selectively hear only certain…