Category: Serving God

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…

Signs God is Calling You

Are you a follower of Jesus Christ?  Do you attend a regular worship service?  Are you compelled to study the Bible?  These are all signs God is calling you.  As a born-again believer, you have become part of the body of Christ and you…

Living for Christ

When the apostle Paul wrote his letter to the followers in Philippi, he reminded them that living for Christ was an exercise in humble service to each other.  Paul illustrates his teaching beautifully by using Jesus as the ultimate example.  This message could be…

Where are you at spiritually?

When we become followers of Jesus Christ we begin a long journey toward our eternal existence.  Along the way there are many opportunities to become sidetracked or stalled by distractions.  Sometimes what looks like the right way to go is actually the devil in…

Play to Win!

Our relationship with God is something that needs to be constantly developed, practiced, and improved.  Much like a professional athlete, we need to learn the basics, train hard, heed instruction, develop our talent, and give our effort everything we’ve got.  We need to play…

Growing in the Lord

If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, your roots are firmly planted in the Lord.  The question then becomes are you growing in the Lord?  Are your roots sinking deep into the soil and are your branches reaching up toward the sun?  Are you…