Identity Part 1: Child of God

John 1:12: "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,..." Last night our topic was identity. What does identity mean? Where are we putting our identity? What should our identity be? We talked about how easy it is to put our identity... Continue Reading →

It All Points To Jesus

Matthew 1:21–23 [21] She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” [22] All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: [23] “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name... Continue Reading →

Is Your Faith Genuine?

Matthew 21:31-32 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not... Continue Reading →

Stop Saying You Are “All In”

Matthew 19:20-22 20 The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 When the young man... Continue Reading →

Luke 1:37 "For nothing will be impossible with God." Creep: This verse is highlighting the reality that nothing, meaning no thing, or not one thing real or imagined, will or is impossible with God's help. God is capable of doing whatever he wants, and is powerful enough to accomplish anything that is in accordance with... Continue Reading →

The Happy Life of Doing Good

Galatians 6:7-10 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow... Continue Reading →

Transformed by Christ

2 Corinthians 5:1 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Creep: Paul uses the word "therefore" which means that this verse should be interpreted in light of what has come before it. Paul is using an if/then statement: If anyone is... Continue Reading →

We Are Called To Proclaim Christ

Acts 9:20-22 For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has... Continue Reading →

A Call to Awe and Holiness

Acts 5:3-5 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it... Continue Reading →

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