Church Life

Straighten Up! Lift Up Your Head!

Jesus’ words to us when times get extremely difficult are, “Straighten Up! Lift Up Your Head!” because our redemption is that much closer (Luke 21:28). During difficult times, let us not shrink back in fear, but let’s pick up the fight even more earnestly. We must first recognize, however, where our battlefield is. Let’s always…

Love, A Promise

In Hebrews 8:7-13 God expresses His love to us as a promise. Our natural human love is different then God’s love because it is self centered and selfish. It’s desire is to fulfill itself. But God’s love comes to us as a promise of mercy and forgiveness. A love that lays down His own life…

I Need You, My Brother, My Sister

Sermon Series: To Save That Which is Lost (Part 5 of 5) Matthew 18:11-22 If your “brother” — i.e., your husband/wife, children, or a brother/sister in the local church — sins against you, seek reconciliation with them privately & gently first (Galatians 6:1; Matthew 18:15). Remember that you are trying to win your brother/sister, not…

Being Your Brother’s Keeper

Sermon Series: To Save That Which Is Lost (Part 3 of 5) (Matthew 18:11-17) In our relationships, we all have some level of knowledge (I Corinthians 8:1). From there, however, we face the choice of either continuing to pursue knowledge — which will only make us proud — or pursuing love, which will build others…