Category: Serving God

Preaching and Teaching

When Paul sent his first letter to Timothy who was serving in Ephesus, his main concern was the false teachers preaching for personal gain.  He describes them this way in chapter 6 verse 5: “people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the…

Finding Ways to Serve God

Your decision to follow Jesus is a decision to spend your life serving God.  The teachings of Jesus are filled with ways to serve God.  The foundation of your service to God is love.  “A new command I give you: Love one another. As…

Your Faith in God

When the Apostle Paul wrote his second letter to the Thessalonians he was responding to their endurance during often violent oppression.  The Christians were a minority in Thessalonica and were being persecuted for their beliefs; nevertheless, they remained faithful.  It’s not uncommon for Christians…

How to Please God

God wants you to be happy, full of joy, looking forward to your future, and celebrating your past.  We reach this place in our lives when we turn from our sin and trust Jesus as our Savior.  The primary way we please God is…

Christians are Different

When the apostle Paul sent his letter to the Colossians, he was trying to help them avoid the distractions of unbelievers who were pulling them in the wrong direction.   His mission was to get the Colossians centered on the teachings of Jesus.  Near the…

The Roller Coaster of Life

For most of us life has its ups and downs.  Sometimes it might seem like we’re on a roller coaster with death defying drops followed by exhilarating climbs to the top only to be plunged back down again.  Other times the transitions are more…

The Scientific Path to God

If you’re looking for God to appear in some scientific equation, you’re wasting your time.  God is revealed through the heart, not the mind.  Of course you comprehend what proceeds from the heart with your mind and for that reason, like in science, careful…

With God there are No Limits

If you’ve read the Old Testament you know the Israelites were constantly trying to keep the Jewish law and forever failing.  The whole point of the law was to demonstrate our inability to attain God’s standard on our own.  Righteousness, God’s holy standard, can…

Learning from the Past

The book of 2 Corinthians was a difficult letter for the apostle Paul to write.  Paul started the church in Corinth and later found in floundering in its mission.  They were essentially dividing into factions led by various leaders all going in different directions…

Crucified with Christ

Have you been crucified with Christ?  Have you let your old self die to live a new life as a follower of Jesus?  Was your transition complete and permanent? A couple of years ago I was about twenty pounds heavier than I am today. …

What Does Fellowship Mean?

The dictionary definition of fellowship is friendly association with people who share the same interests.  When Christians talk about fellowship they are talking about something that goes a bit deeper than the dictionary.  What does fellowship mean to Christians?  For Christians, fellowship begins with…

Working for God

Serving God by serving others is foundational to your walk with the Lord.  Critical to that equation is your motivation for serving.  Are you truly working for God?  When taking on a service project of any kind we have to carefully consider the reasons…