Before leaving home as a teenager, my mom always said, "remember who you are!" In much the same way you carry your family name with you wherever you go, how you speak and act reflects back on your family, in the same way, Christians are to carry God's name in a way that inspires the awe and respect that is due to Him alone. Lord Jesus, help us carry your name well in the the ways we live and speak.
Our sexual compass is completely off as a culture and sadly as individuals. We are all sexually broken. What does the Bible say about sex and how can realign ourselves with God to enjoy what was meant to be a good gift? 1 Corinthians 6 and 7 give us an idea.
In Genesis 3 everything good creation of God broke. This rupture in the fabric of the universe created spin factories in our hearts where not only do we put out fake news headlines but now we also live in a world where spiritual fake news is the norm. Satan is behind all of it. He is the father of lies. This week we learn where Satan came from and how to fight his fake news headlines in our lives
Jesus came and He's coming again. What are you waiting for this Christmas? Waiting for Jesus' return will make you like a child waiting on Christmas morning, eager and responsive to God in relationship.
A Christian's spirituality is not defined or judged by following rules and regulations, having spiritual and supernatural experiences, or suffering and minimalism. The truly Spirit-filled believer can judge their spirituality based on their relationship with Jesus. It's all about Jesus, knowing Him, loving Him, enjoying Him, bringing glory to Him. If you abide in Jesus, you'll be spiritually fulfilled and able to spot the counterfeits of Christianity put forth in our culture.
If you're gonna own a vehicle and especially if you plan to do some off-roading in that vehicle, you're going to need a owners manual, access to youtube, and preferable a mechanic friend. Maintenance is key to keep that car running in ship-shop shape. A Church needs similar check ups and a maintenance schedule to keep it in alignment as do we in our faith journey. Colossians is a letter written by Paul and Timothy, seasoned mechanics in the faith, to the Church at Colossae specifying what things to be on the look out for and a kind of maintenance schedule to keep in the faith.
We'll examined the first eight verses and discovered that God is the one who grants hope and from that hope cultivates faith and love for the saints in His people.