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A Word About the Weekend - Growing in Meekness

"Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."Matthew 5:5 Last week, we explored the concept of meekness and we considered some places in life where we especially need to pursue it. We described a wild horse that resists the bit and bridle. It's out there in the field bucking and kicking, but you can't get near it. This was a picture of just the opposite of mee...

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A Word About the Weekend - Beatitudes Return!

This Sunday, April 11th we return to our study of the Beatitudes! Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5 Meekness misunderstood!The Greek word translated "meek" refers to gentleness of spirit or humility. Other forms of this Greek word are used elsewhere in the New Testament, includingJames 1:21andJames 3:13. Meekness is humility toward God...

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A Word About The Week!

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How has your journey been this week? Experiencing the passion of Jesus throughout this week in devotions, through worship experiences, and with the "EasterNow" app can be a moving experience and now, we move toward the crescendo of the week... the resurrection! On Thursday night at 6:00 p.m., we will continue following the story as we look at the Lord's Supper and see the...

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A Word About the Weekend - PALM SUNDAY

This weekend begins "Holy Week". This is a string of eight days that allow us an opportunity to reflect upon the shift in humanity Jesus' sacrifice on the cross launched. Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday when Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem and then leads us through the Last Supper, His crucifixion, and ends on Easter Sunday with His resurrection. This is the basis...

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A Word About the Weekend

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."Matthew 5:4 We saw last time that there are three kinds of mourning 1. Natural mourning grieves the loss of someone you love. 2. Sinful mourning is grieving over something God never intended you to have. But we also discovered that Jesus is referring here to: 3. Spiritual mourning is grieving over your s...

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A Word About the Weekend

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."Matthew 5:4 This weekend we'll continue our journey of discovery in the Beatitudes! As we look to Matthew 5:4, we'll see the blessing of comfort that comes to those who mourn...but its deeper than just sadness and salve. Jesus was talking about spiritual mourning. When we acknowledge our spirutal bankruptcy (...

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A Word About the Weekend

SUNDAY, March 7, 2021 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 Can you imagine if God turned against you? Can you imagine what it would be like to stand in direct opposition to the God of the Universe?Over and over in Scripture, the Bible says that God opposes the proud. Here are a few examples: Psalm 138:6Proverbs 3:34Proverbs...

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A Word About the Weekend

Here's a quick "word about the weekend" from our Pastor. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3 I am super excited about our Journey through the words of Jesus in Matthew 5 most often called, "The Beatitudes". This weekend, we will explore Matthew 5:3... "Blessed are the poor in spirit"...What does it me...

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Revival Praying

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"Let's not miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, folks. The most important thing we can do, THE opportunity before the church right now is this Gospel moment. It's not the "reset" of a slower pace of life; it's not a change in political leadership. That's not the main thing in God's mind. It is the eternal destiny of human souls...Pray for an outpouring of the revelati...

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Living in Obedience.

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"Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared." Psalm 76:11 Today... You have decisions to make.Today... Your beliefs will shape your behaviors.Today... Every man will walk in the shadow of the first or of the second Adam (Adam or Jesus). You will walk in the darkness and death of Adam's failure or...

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