1206, 2024

Hot Topic: Women in Ministry

June 12th, 2024|

Christians continue to debate the ministry roles of women in the Church. This continues to show up in the news in articles such as this one in today’s USA Today:

Galatians 3:28 says “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Perhaps the most compelling argument in favor of women in all offices of ministry has to do with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In Paul’s lengthy discussion about spiritual gifts, he never indicates that some gifts are for men and other […]

304, 2024

Understanding Revelation: A Guide for Overcomers

April 3rd, 2024|

By Matt Messner

Revelation is a difficult yet fascinating part of our Bible. It’s a book full of mystery, angels, beasts, bottomless pits, and judgments. Many modern readers (and pastors) pass it over because it is challenging to confidently interpret and understand this book.

Here are some keys to help you understand this book:

1. Remember that it is God’s Word, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

2. Recognize the three types of literature that it is and approach it accordingly.
a. It is a letter. This is an epistle, written and circulated among the seven churches to […]

1811, 2023

Choosing Sides

November 18th, 2023|

The focus of our thoughts shapes our emotions. Where is the focus of your thoughts today?

I can be frustrated with people, or I can love people.

I can judge others, or I can compassionately pray for others.

I can be self-consumed, or I can be consumed by a love for others.

I can choose a side, or I can choose love.

I can carry offenses, or I can forgive.

Without love, we live in fear. Fight or flight becomes our default response to situations.

Let’s live out this truth today: 1 John 4:18 “Where God’s love […]

2010, 2023

Pray for the World

October 20th, 2023|

The recent terrorism in Israel has been horrific and heart breaking. I have been to Israel and the West Bank territories many times. We have had several family members live and work in Israel. We love the people, and the place.

With the escalation of this conflict, we find ourselves shocked, sad and angry.

It is important to denounce terrorism and the atrocities committed against Israel. It is important to pray for the Israeli and Palestinian people. It is important to pray for peace and for aid to get to the innocent people suffering […]

607, 2023

Taken Advantage Of

July 6th, 2023|

Where is God while we are waiting? What about when we are overlooked or taken advantage of? What does it mean to be “Labanized”? Take courage! God will come through.

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