Posts Categorized: Groups & eMembers

A Return to Paganism? Reconsidering Galatians

Galatians was written to a group of recently converted pagans in Asia Minor under pressure to keep the Jewish law. They weren’t just being urged to show up at the synagogue on Saturdays or to revere Moses like the ‘Godfearers’ we read about in Acts. They were being urged to get circumcised – to express… Read more »

Spiritual Strongholds

This past week I had the privilege to attend the annual KCM Ministers Conference.  One of the speakers, Pastor Mac Hammond shared on the “Love of God.”  He shared several points that may hinder a believer from receiving the Father’s love.  I was thinking more about that message and about strongholds that either we allow,… Read more »

The Power of Your Testimony

Revelation 12:11; the Passion “They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren’t in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ.” This verse focuses on believers on earth during the second half of the Tribulation. All believers are created to be overcomers (Romans 8:37;… Read more »

Making Space for God – Pt.1

Claiming my space. This is such a common human instinct that it has its own name…, “Territorialism.” Have you noticed if you’re at a Restaurant, the longer the line of people waiting for a table, the longer people linger at their table after they’ve finished their meal because they want it to be known, “This is… Read more »

The Old Testament & God’s Kingdom

The Sermon on the Mount is an incredibly important teaching from Jesus about life in the Kingdom. Jesus began the sermon with the Beatitudes which describe the character of a disciple. Jesus used salt and light to help explain the function of a disciple in culture. The rest of the sermon describes the specifics of… Read more »

The King and His Kingdom

The book of Matthew is about the Kingdom of God. Jesus came to earth demonstrating the Kingdom of God.    God is the King. As Lord and King, His ultimate desire is to reign over His Kingdom with all authority and power. The Kingdom of God, by definition, is where God reigns. God has provided mankind… Read more »

How to Practice Humility

You may have heard the story of the parishioner who received recognition for being the humblest man in the church. As an award, the congregation gave him a pin to wear. The following Sunday, the parishioner wore his new pin, and the congregation took it away from him for being too proud. Sometimes humility is… Read more »

Diligence

Joshua was standing on the edge of the water. It was late spring, and the Jordan River was at flood stage so the Israelites would not be able to ‘naturally’ cross the river. Joshua probably had a myriad of thoughts running through his mind — about 38 years’ worth. Thirty-eight years earlier the people had… Read more »

The Greatest King – David (in his early years)

Introduction The second King of Israel was David, and he was the best leader Israel had as a King. God called David a man after his own heart. I’m going to take you through a look at the earliest and most famous story of David- the killing of Goliath. David’s faith displayed in this story… Read more »

The Gospel of Jesus

In Philippians 1:27, Paul calls the Christians to become unified as the body of Christ. In Philippians 2:1-4, Paul vividly explains the process for unity: Humble yourself and put the interests of others before yourself. In 2:5-11, Paul gives the perfect illustration of his principle. Follow the example of your leader, Jesus. Paul quotes an… Read more »