“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes an sells all that he has and buys that field” – Matthew 13:44 Continue reading “The Treasure Hidden in a Field”
Change. Everybody wants change but no one will bring it. Everyone talks about change but when asked to change… they won’t, it scares them. Continue reading “Change”
As we grow in maturity both physically and spiritually we are told to reflect Jesus. For those of us that were raised in Christian homes we are told to be like Jesus. Thus we continually make a push towards his image, striving for perfection. But are we pushing hard enough? Do we strive for the real Jesus or the one that is easy to replicate? Continue reading “Reflecting Jesus”
The world we live in demands leaders. We need men and woman to organize, and to be in command in order to have a flourishing society and ultimately a flourishing world. As Christians we are called to be leaders. The Bible calls on us to be the greatest leaders. But often times we don’t know how to be a leader, or what that looks like. Continue reading “Leadership”
Time is one thing we as humans cannot escape. Have you ever tried imagining something that is outside of time, something that exceeds the boundaries of time? It’s quite difficult and frustrating! Day by day we assign certain things to certain time slots, we set deadlines, time limits, etc. But the most frustrating aspect of time is the time it takes; the time it takes for something to come to completion. The most frustrating aspect of time is the time working and waiting for something to come to completion. We live in a culture that wants everything quick and easy. We hate time and want as little of it as possible. While we in the flesh are bound by the aspects of time, our creator is not.
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
Recently one of the pastors at our church, Mat Cotton, gave a message on love. He titled it “A With and For Kind of Love”. Towards the end of his message he raised the question “What if?” Using Caitlyn Jenner as an example he asked, “What if the church was a place for Caitlyn [Jenner] to sit in? What if the church was a safe place for Caitlin [Jenner] to sit in and find identity?”
Yes, Christians, we have assumed that we have lost the long-disputed fight that is the freedom to homosexual marriage.
As I scrolled through Facebook this past week a friend of mine posted a status about forgiveness asking his readers what their definition of forgiveness was. One particular sentence stuck me the most… “do you really forgive and let it go and NEVER hold it against the offender?” So if you haven’t figured out by now, todays post is about forgiveness!
When we think of love, biblically, we often think of the passage in 1 Corinthians 13, the passage of love. It’s often read at weddings or as a piece of poetry, displaying the beauty of love.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV