The Christian life is more than believing a list of facts on a creed. It’s more than sitting in church. It’s more than experiencing amazing worship and raising your hands. It’s more than “giving up” your Sunday mornings and tithing a piece of your salary.
True Christianity is living a life submitted.
Many times in our individualized, American culture today, being a Christian is often more focused and catered to the consumer. […]
John 11 and John 12
It last happened a moment prior to the distinct thuds of a floor well-percussed by our persistent gymnast. The well-known sound of laughter, age 10 abruptly faded along with “Rated TV-Y-7” Dude Perfect antics back to black. It was like thunder rolled in angry in pursuit of a violent lightning stab and then it finally happened; the power died. This is when life got serious for […]
John 10:4-5 says “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
As we learned this Sunday, shepherds were extremely protective of their flock. A good shepherd would name, build shelter for, defend, guide, and comfort his flock. This was his life. Sometimes, flocks would be […]
Have you ever asked the question of why something happened? Maybe it was an event or circumstance in your own life or the life of a loved one. Perhaps someone you passed by during the course of a day struck your attention due to their appearance or predicament.
I find “why” to be a common question in many of our lives. The story of John 9 is a story of the […]
What do you know about the word Immanuel?
You likely know that it means “God with Us.” You probably know it comes from a prophecy in the book of Isaiah (7:14) and is attributed later in the Gospel of Matthew (1:23) as being fulfilled through the birth of Jesus.