God created us to be spiritual beings. Even when people are turned off by organized religion, they want a connection with God, they seek to fill their spiritual hunger. We have the Bread of life. He isn’t a denomination or an organization. He is the Son of God who sacrificed himself to forgive our sins, connect us with God, give us eternal life. See people for who they are - human beings longing for what only Jesus can give them. Share the Bread of life with them!
Jesus is offering us a way out of the garbage we have to deal with in life. Then why do we look for ways to not trust his promises? Why do we keep finding reasons to doubt his word? Thank God - literally - that our God draws us to Jesus. Our Father is the reason we believe. Our Father is the reason we have Jesus. With Jesus, we have eternal life!
Is Jesus on your top shelf or do you have a box of week old Krispy Creme’s there where he belongs? Jesus speaks to us through his Word about our priorities and what we depend on Jesus for - just daily bread or the bread of life!
The biggest limitation on our generosity is not our wallet or our schedule. It is our heart. When we look at WHAT we have, we will never be nearly as generous as when we look at WHO we have. Learn the key to being sincerely generous!
We know Jesus loves us. We love Jesus. We want others to know the love of Jesus. Do these sincere intentions always translate into actions? Or do we need more of our Savior’s love to move us to sacrifice as he sacrificed to save others?
We have the best news in the world - God loves us so much he paid the admission price for us to go to heaven. You would think people would love to hear this message. But many people want to hear nothing of it. They even rejected Jesus for sharing God’s love with them. Our Father commands us to keep sharing his love and forgiveness no matter how people react.
We can lull ourselves into a false sense of security when we understimate the enemies who want to destroy us. In this worship service we face reality head on and find deeper comfort and safety in understanding what Jesus did when he saved us.
Spiritual skeletons are all around us. How can we make a positive impact in their lives? How did the Lord bring his life into our death? How did he breathe life into our spiritual skeleton? Ezekiel has the answers and the comfort!
Our God can cram a whole lot of his love into our smallest deeds. This gives us a great reason to thank our God for our mothers. This also elevates everything we do in love for him - even the “smallest” deeds.
Jesus is the reason - the only reason - we can bear fruit (do good works). He gives us forgiveness, strength, hope, joy, and faith. Attached to Jesus, we can bear much fruit. Without him, we can do nothing.
People accuse Christians of living in a fantasy world. Truth is stranger than fiction because only our God enables us to address the reality of our sin and his holiness without depression! God gives us the REAL solution to our sin and darkness, the real solution that begins with Jesus’ life and ends with Jesus’ resurrection.