Tag: love your neighbor

Thrive

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  Colossians 3:16 (NASB) ________________________________________ Let this be a time of worship to…

Give

Our time, our money, our personal possessions, and our emotional support are all resources that God has provided for us to share with others.  We humans have a natural inclination to hoard what is ours as a means of self-preservation.  This greedy dark-side of…

Team Work

When you are feeling defeated, lost, and alone, God is speaking to you.  God is letting you know that just as the human body is one organism made up of many parts, so too is the church (the body of Christ) one entity with…

Your Relationship with God

Our relationship with God is dependent on a number of things.  Our first connection to God is through His Word.  There is no more direct way to connect with God than through the pages of the Bible.  We also connect with God through prayer,…

Evaluating Your Faith

No matter what you’re doing, it’s always good to step back and evaluate your progress.  As followers of Jesus Christ, we are traveling through a world that is openly hostile to our mission.  It’s easy to get misdirected.  It’s easy to drift off toward…

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…

Division

The apostle Paul ends the book of Romans with a discussion about division in the church.  Those Christians who were brought up with the Jewish traditions were concerned about those Christians who were not following the traditional Jewish religious rules and regulations.  Paul spends…

Prescription for Christian Living

In chapters twelve and thirteen of the book of Romans, the apostle Paul gives us a long list of do’s and don’ts that paint a graphic picture of a well-managed Christian life.  It would be a good idea to keep this list on your…

Autopilot

When we are learning a new skill, there are a bunch of rules and precise steps that need to be followed to achieve success.  In the beginning, we tend to stress over each and every rule to the point that our efforts are weakened. …

My Yoke is Light

President Bill Clinton’s birth name was William Jefferson Blythe after his father who died in a car crash.  Later in life, Clinton’s mom remarried and William Jefferson Blythe took on the last name of his step-father Roger Clinton, thus becoming the Bill Clinton we…