Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Thought of the day—

One of the dangerous tactics the devil uses against Christians is to lull them into spiritual isolation. If he succeeds, the spiritual damage will be severe. This all begins with developing a low view of the local church and how vital she is for our spiritual health. Soon, church is perceived as optional, even substituted for worldly activities and events. A Sunday is missed, then two, till soon more being absent than present occurs. Now the devil’s work is done. The Christian has isolated his or herself and is lulled into a spiritual slumber. A delusion has occurred in this Christian who now believes one may be a healthy Christian without active and faithful fellowship with other Christians through the local church. And one of the evidence this has happened is the defensive spirit the Christian displays when confronted about inconsistent church attendance (Hebrews 10:23-25).


The Apostle Paul’s Prayer For Experiential Christianity

In this sermon, Pastor Jim moves into the second prison prayer of the Apostle Paul found in his letter to the church at Ephesus. In this prayer, we encounter a depth that is unfathomable and unknowable, but rightly defining Christian experience – the love of Christ and the fullness of God. Pastor starts with a look at the characteristics in Paul, the praying Apostle; then launches into three characteristics of the prayer itself, and finally four general applications.

Suffering – An Unavoidable Reality in Life

1 Peter 1:3-6 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded…


Daily Nugget

The Force Of God’s Love

Ephesians 2:4–8 – But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he…

Keep The Big Picture In View

1 Peter 5:10-11 – And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. THEME OF THE DAY. KEEP THE BIG PICTURE IN VIEW. The Christian life is lived one day at…

The Pain In Waiting On God

Psalm 69:1-3 – Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. THEME OF THE DAY.…

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