An Encouraging Church

Acts 28:14-15. The church has been through a lot since Jesus went back to heaven. With all the splits, disagreements and scandals, you might wonder why it still exists at all. What’s our mission? What’s the church’s goal? When we read Acts, we see the church’s role...

Fulfilled

Colossians 2:9-12. People seek fulfillment in many things: a career, a spouse, income. We are constantly searching for fulfillment. But can any of these things truly satisfy us forever? You can lose your job. Marriage is hard, and income is always in flux, especially...

Butter vs. Margarine

Luke 11:37-46. Are you a butter person or a margarine person? Personally, I’m all butter, all the way. If there’s biscuits but no butter, I just go without. I can taste butter in baked goods and know whether margarine has been used in its place. Though...

In Focus

1 Samuel 16:1-13. “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). So many times people judge by what they see. If we behave according to someone’s standard, we are...

The fruits of obedience

John 15:7-15again. As humans, we judge by what we see. We assume someone wearing dirty clothes doesn’t have the means to do laundry or the money to buy new clothes. We assume that people who drive expensive cars are wealthy. Humans are impressed with external things;...
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