Posts by Heritage Church

Baptism and Christ’s Death

Through Christ’s death, Christians die to their old life, past, and sin. Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. Romans 6:3 (NLT) When we are submerged under water during baptism, it’s symbolic…

Publicly Standing with Christ

For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on the character of Christ, like putting on new clothes. Galatians 3:26-27 (NLT) When a person is baptized they are making a public stand with Christ.  Baptism is symbolic of the…

Make Disciples of All Nations

…go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 (NLT) These are some of the very last words of Jesus to His followers – you can imagine how important these words are!  Jesus commanded believers to invite others into…

How do I live Obedient to God?

“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:11-12 (NIV) God wants us…

What About the Sins in My Own Life?

“If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:8-9 (NLT) Sin in our lives can be intimidating. How…

How Do We Become Entangled in Sin?

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.” James 1:13-14 (NKJV) Temptation is when we are lured away from God and…

What is Sin?

“For everyone has sinned, we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 (NLT) When people begin to ask questions about Christianity, one of the topics that often comes up is sin. What is it? Why are we told not to do it? What counts as a sin? Are some sins worse than others?…

Bringing Change to the World

“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?” 1 John 3:17 (NLT) What can we do to bring about change when it is needed? What can we, as Christians, do to leverage our might to see…

When Faith and Law Conflict

“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.” Zechariah 7:9 (NLT) How are we to handle a situation where our call to respect authority and our call to be compassionate to those in need seem to be in conflict? In the United States, citizens…

Our Biblical Responsibilities

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was…

The Biblical Responsibilities of the Law

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Romans 13:1 While there are commandments that God created for us as individuals to follow, there are also many instances throughout the Bible where God granted certain…

The Kingdom of Man and the Kingdom of God

“Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” Romans 13:7 (NIV) As Christians, we find ourselves responsible to two kingdoms: The Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man. While we are called first to follow God, we…

Who Are You Walking With?

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 (NIV) Often parents are concerned about the influences on their children.  They try to shield them from television programs, movies and other things they are concerned may be a bad influence.  They want to know where their children are…

Be Engaged

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other… 1 Peter 4:8 (NLT) For an extrovert, it appears easy to connect with others.  Introverts usually appear to keep to themselves and disconnected from the world around them.  But you can’t determine how connected people are just from the outward appearance.  God calls…

Be Present

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them… Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other…When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them… Romans 12:9-10, 13 (NLT) Many times we will greet someone and ask how they are doing.  But we ask out of habit instead…