Is Grace Enough for You?

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” — 2 Corinthians 12:8–9 Remember when Paul was having a bad day? He told us all about it in 2 Corinthians 12:7–10. God had given Paul a great vision of heaven, the kind that could make a person think he’s really something special, but God also made sure Paul didn’t get too arrogant. God gave him a “thorn in … [Read more...]

Battle Stations

Proverbs 22:6: Train up a Child in the way He should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. The Mission Statement for our Church is to Follow God, Reach People and to Teach Others to do the same. The Children’s Ministry is no exception to this rule. The goal of the Children’s Ministry is to, “Lead children to love the Lord their God with all their hearts, souls, minds and strength, and to love their neighbor as their selves.” (Matthew 22: 37-40) Everything we do is to lead … [Read more...]

Zoom In

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV) 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self[a] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. New year, new beginnings, … [Read more...]

Sanctified Dissatisfaction

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” — Philippians 3:12 Are you satisfied? Good…and not good. The Apostle Paul was satisfied and discontent at the same time, and you should be too. Warren Wiersbe commented on Paul’s words from Philippians 3:12, saying, “Obviously, Paul was satisfied with Jesus Christ, but he was not satisfied with his Christian life. A … [Read more...]

Christmas Time

There is no question that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The shepherds watching their flocks by night is my favorite part of the Christmas story. I do not know why, maybe because the shepherds were camping out at night watching animals. As a kid, that seemed like the ultimate job. I loved camping and I loved animals. Let’s not forget the angels singing sweetly and serenely while the shepherds listened with smiles on their faces. Of course, now we know that is not the case. It was a … [Read more...]