We should be pursuing cultural change, not complacency. Christ did not look at the world and say, “Well, that’s just the way it is. I’ll die, but I don’t expect change.”
Christ called His followers to take on His love and quit carrying their own load. He came to bring life and longs for His creation to know the life He gives. The feeling of brokenness is bringing death, but His message of restoration brings hope.
We need to take proper steps to strengthen our roots. Sometimes, that will require us to step into tense situations and be pushed out of our comfort zone to become stronger in our faith.
“Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, do you have any fish?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they … Continue reading How Do You Expect To Fill Your Net?
“‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.’”- Matthew 13:45-46 (ESV)As I shared in part 1, I have been speaking and teaching on the parables of Jesus found in Matthew 13:44-46.The … Continue reading Have You Found It?-Part 2
"'The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.’”- Matthew 13:44I have been preaching and teaching this message on the parable above for the past month or so. It is … Continue reading Have You Found It?-Part 1
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.”-Matthew 23:23Right now we are seeing a large amount of justice movements rising to the forefront. We … Continue reading When You Claim Faith In Christ, Justice Should Become A Natural Instinct
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”- 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NIV)Reconciliation is difficult. When we have broken … Continue reading Why The Ministry of Reconciliation is Not Limited to Broken Relationships
“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life…yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of … Continue reading The Power of Water
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”-Proverbs 3:3-4 (NIV)It seems so cliché to say, “All we need is love”, but I feel like that phrase is … Continue reading Love Will Bring Favor