Posts by Heritage Church

Test Everything

But test everything. Keep what is good and stay away from everything that is evil.  1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 (NCV) It is good for believers of Jesus to test popular opinion against the Word of God.  We need to use our brains and challenge what our culture tells us is good. The Bible says keep the…

A Path Back to Purity

Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. Day and…

The Most Important Ones

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’  The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no…

Big Rocks First

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith… Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) Each of us have lives filled with rocks, which come in all shapes and sizes.  The big rocks are the important things we should spend our time on while the smaller ones are things we do to fill our time.  We…

Value Presence

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 (NIV) We all have responsibilities to take care of.  These can be important activities in our lives,…

Trust Him

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow…”  Matthew 6:33 (NIV) God knows what we need before we even ask for it (Matthew 6:8).  He knows about every area of your life – relationships, finances, emotions, etc.  He…

Value Quiet

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.  Mark 1:35 (NIV) Life around us can be very busy.  We have families to take care of and jobs to perform.  There are household chores to take care of…

You Are Being Watched

“Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.”  1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT) Everywhere we go we set an…

Be Generous to Others

“…use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.” Ephesians 4:28 (NLT) The work we do is not just about us.  While God uses it for us, it is also there to benefit others.  God blesses us through the work of our hands so we can be a blessing…

Maturing Me

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with much … If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?  And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you your own?  Luke 16:10-12 (NIV) As parents, our goal is…

Provision

“We were not idle when we were with you … On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.”  2 Thessalonians 3:7-8 (NIV) We were created to work.  Our work has multiple purposes.  One of those purposes is to prevent us…