We all go through multiple learning curves through life, some mild and some extreme. Israel's faith learning curve is about to become pretty steep. I'm thankful, because we can learn right along with them, without having to physically go through the wilderness.
Ever been confused, conflicted, by your own heart? Pharoah had a terrible time with his heart. The Lord wants to minister to our hearts today, surgery if needed, and the healing mercies of His mercy and grace.
I want you to know, that in this sermon you will meet a Sovereign Lord who holds heaven and hell, life and death, and individual human beings in the palm of His hand. Moses met this God at the burning bush. You must meet Him, too.
We all love a good love story, sometimes even a tragic love story. Valentine is a good example. How about you? How far is your love story willing to go?
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Never felt the nudge to give, much? Never really experienced it as joy, as some people seem to do? Maybe we need some inspiration for giving. Here's inspiration for giving that can change lives forever!
Does God let us go through trials for a purpose? What kind of purpose could He have in mind? So many, we could never count. But, here's Pastor Joes' testimony of what God did through his Covid experience.
Are you like Scrooge? Full of ignorance and wants? Want to walk down a path of Life? Life with God's Word. Jesus. Through Jesus our ignorance is driven out and out wants are fulfilled. Merry Christmas!
Seems like we are living in the times of the whirlwind: politics, Covid, natural disasters all around, with new developments daily and weekly keeping us reeling. Is Yahweh/I AM present in these circumstances, too? What are we to do?
It's so natural for us to expect our life journey with the Lord to be "according to plan" and "on schedule". So, why is our path almost always off the map and agonizingly slow? Paul's shipwreck will give us one great answer!
"The two hardest things to say in life are "hello" for the first time, and "goodbye" for the last." Moira Rodgers. In Acts 20, Paul's "goodbye" to the elders of Ephesus still speaks with power to us today.
Through the thick and thin of life's trials, what should our focus be? What do our actions say? Let's find out with Paul what our purpose and our value is. Let's finish the race before us and finish strong.
Ever feel like you are surrounded by people who don't know anything about God or the Bible? You might even be the only one in the room who has a clue. Paul lived it, and stood up to preach it. Be thankful you have heard the Gospel!
God's word says "Do not be afraid" over 300 times. What do you suppose ungodly forces spend an awful lot of their time trying to get you and I to do? Paul ran up against exactly these kinds of schemes 2,000 years ago. The word shows the way!