No Gift Too Small

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6   I was on social media a couple months ago and came across... Continue Reading →

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We All Need Sympathy

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin.- Hebrews 4:15 (NRSV)   Like it or not, we are in the throws of the holiday season.  Christmas songs are already on... Continue Reading →

He is Faithful

Lamentations 3:22-33 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,     his mercies never come to an end they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. (NRSV)                   When I was a child I got in a fight with my best friend.  As most childhood arguments go it was over something trivial.  I was... Continue Reading →

The Cross

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”- Luke 9:23 (ESV) Imagine that you are living in first century Israel. The Roman Empire is in control of the area, and a means of torture and execution used is crucifixion.... Continue Reading →

Importance of the Small Group

Aubrey Malphurs says “Disciple making does not end with a person’s conversion, however.  It’s an ongoing process that encourages the believer to follow Christ and become more like Him[1].”  With this taken into account we need to ask ourselves a question.  What is the most effective way to make disciples?  Do we get as many... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Story Devotional

The Story Devotional is a daily devotional based on The Story Bible.  It contains 365 daily devotions that take one from the beginning of the Bible in Genesis all the way to Revelation.  There is no bouncing around as the devotions go in order corresponding to the Biblical books. The devotions contain anywhere from one... Continue Reading →

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