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God’s Perfect Will

God’s Perfect Will

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Much of our Christian walk seems to involve searching for God’s will. We search for His perfect will for our job, home, school, church, and relationships; and we are often frustrated because God seems silent regarding the details of our life. But God is not silent! His Word reveals much of His will, and a […]

Intentional Discipleship

Intentional Discipleship

Luke 6:12-13

In the last two messages, we have seen how Barnabas was an encouragement in the lives of Paul and Mark. We considered how Barnabas must have seen the “Christ-potential” in others and discipled them at critical seasons of their life. Discipleship involves prayer, teaching, compassion, commitment, and the ability to lead by a Godly example; […]

Son Of Encouragement

Son Of Encouragement

Acts 15:37-39

In the message “The Example of Barnabas” we saw how Barnabas played an essential role in Paul’s ministry. He boldly introduced Paul to the apostles in Jerusalem (Acts 9:27), and then searched for Paul when he fled Jerusalem to his home town of Tarsus (Acts 11:25-26). After taking Paul to Antioch, Barnabas remained with him […]

The Example of Barnabas

The Example of Barnabas

Acts 9:27

Prior to meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus, Saul (who would later be known as the Apostle Paul) was one of the greatest enemies of Christians: “Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison” (Acts 8:3). But Saul’s conversion to […]

Kenya School Update

Kenya School Update

First, a big thanks for your continued support. Even though all Kenyan schools have been closed for many months, our weekly feeding program has continued and even grown, our teachers remain encouraged and paid, small upgrades and maintenance projects have been done to the facility, and the children have continued to learn through our unique […]

Nothing Too Hard

Nothing Too Hard

Jeremiah 32:27

Jeremiah had been a prophet for nearly forty years by the time Jerusalem came under attack by the Babylonians. He had long been proclaiming a message of repentance, but the people continued to ignore his words. Now, the enemy had surrounded Jerusalem and the end was near. In this time of great turmoil, God told […]

Spiritual Wisdom And Understanding

Spiritual Wisdom And Understanding

Colossians 1:10-12

Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians to show that Jesus is sufficient to supply every need of the believer. In the opening verses, Paul wrote that the Colossians had a reputation for great faith in Jesus Christ – their love, hope, and hunger for the Gospel was bearing fruit and had been growing “since […]

The Good Deeds of Faith

The Good Deeds of Faith

James 2:15-17

In the last several messages we have considered the grace of God in relation to our Christian walk and also as the foundation for how we interact with others. However, the area which probably causes the most contention is the role of grace in Salvation. Unfortunately, this debate is largely due to various sides not […]

Grace In Others

Grace In Others

Galatians 1:6-8

In the last two messages, we have considered the grace of God in our Salvation as well as in our daily Christian walk. Anytime we add requirements to genuine faith, we have strayed from the true gospel message. We certainly need to be challenged as to what faith really means and how a saving faith […]

His Amazing Grace

His Amazing Grace

Galatians 5:6

In the message “Strong In His Grace” we considered God’s grace in the process of Salvation and saw we can do nothing to earn a right standing in His eyes. Our Heavenly Father freely gave and poured out His love when He sent Jesus; “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While […]

Strong In His Grace

Strong In His Grace

2 Timothy 2:1

When we are brought to the point of belief – the point where we see our sin, desire to change, and acknowledge God’s Son as our only way to eternal life – we ask, in faith, for Jesus to forgive our sins and be our Savior. At that very moment, the grace of God abounds, […]

Be Prepared To Follow

Be Prepared To Follow

Jeremiah 12:5

We are often reminded of our need to pray and study God’s Word. These essential disciplines allow us to abide in the presence of God and “hear” when He calls; they are also necessary for strengthening our faith in order to obediently follow where He leads. God’s Word encourages us that when He calls, He […]