Tag: Word of God

United in Love 

A common purpose and vision is essential for followers of Jesus Christ to achieve the work of God.  When everyone is moving in a different direction, the body of Christ is disjointed and rendered ineffective.  Together we can accomplish great things in the name…

The Empty Tomb

Jesus Christ was ridiculed, horribly beaten, and nailed to a cross to die for our sins.  God, in all his wisdom, determined this to be the most graphic example of His love for us; the ultimate sacrifice.  Although fully divine, Jesus felt every stroke…

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…

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…

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…

Step Twelve – Stay Focused on God

If you play a musical instrument or just about any sport, you know the importance of fundamentals.  Without solid fundamental skills everything else is built on shaky ground.  When you aren’t playing as well as you’d like, one of the best ways to get…

Reconnecting with God

How you got unconnected from God is unimportant.  In fact, you may not be as unconnected as you think.  Or perhaps, you just want to get better connected.  In all cases, the path for improving, developing, or rekindling a relationship with God starts right…

Step Eleven – Your Place in the Body of Christ

God’s creation is a complex machine of which you are an important part.  As a believer, you are part of the body of Christ and He is the head directing and controlling all the connecting members.  Each of us has a specific role to…

Actions not Words

Stop studying the Bible.  If you’re a mature Christian and you’ve read the Bible, attended thousands of sermons, been to Bible seminars and small group studies many times, do you really need to keep studying?  You should have it down by now.  Actions not…

Step Ten – Connecting with God

Connecting with God is a fairly simple process that is available to everyone through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  God is one essence, but three persons – Father, Son, Holy Spirit.  Father God is the all powerful Creator of the universe.  His Son,…