I struggle with having expectations. In my mind, I like to play out how a situation may happen, how I hope it occurs. You could say it is how I prepare myself, you know, have a little control. Then reality sets in and what I thought would happen doesn’t. This leaves me feeling frustrated, which … More Open Hands
As we study the book of Ephesians, Paul continues to show us what life looks like for a child of God. We learned from chapter four that God calls His children to walk united in love. Today’s lesson is a continuation of what our lives should look like as believers. We are made alive in … More It’s Time To Shine
Last week we studied Ephesians 1 and we learned how much God wants us to be with Him. If you need a refresher, go back and reread the last two blogs and see who we become when we follow hard after Jesus. Our identity goes from obscurity to being acknowledged and seen by the King … More Live Like Royalty
What would you think if someone asked you to jump into boiling water? Uh, the answer would be no! We know what would happen if we did such a thing, but that’s exactly what God wants you to do, go skinny-dipping into some very hot water! Why in the world would God wants you to … More Jump Into Boiling Water! I Dare You!
Have you ever been falsely accused? Have you ever been judged prematurely or misunderstood? Today, we are going to study how one man, Jesus, faced these accusations with grace and love. Let’s see what we can learn that will help us to follow Him more deeply. Go ahead and read John 18:28-40. We learn from … More Falsely Accused
We are learning that it is good to be prepared, for we don’t know what tomorrow may bring but God does. We studied the first part of John 16 a few days ago which talks about how the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth and He tells us what lies ahead. We learned how … More Exuberant Joy Is At Hand
Considering we live in the age of grace, there certainly is a plethora of opinions on God, Jesus, the Bible and religion. God can’t make it any easier to find Him so why the chaos, division, uncertainty in one’s identity, misunderstanding the value of life as well as differences within denominations? Let’s help settle the … More Who Do You Say Jesus Is?
God is calling each of us. We are to be listening and answering Him by making the necessary changes that He is asking of us. We are to be done with “trying”, which is in our own efforts, and begin to embrace change. Here is where God meets us in all His fullness. Here is … More New Year New You
As we transition from thankfulness into gratefulness, let’s spend the month of December deepening our walks with God. We are made to follow after a tiny baby who grew into the greatest King! A King who went all the way in His love for us. It’s a crazy love since He gives man an opportunity … More Faith That Heals
Read today’s scripture, John 4:1-42. We will study the conversation between Jesus and a woman. In verse 4, it says, “He had to go through…” Jesus chose that route so He can have opportunities to reach outcasts, those who felt despised. Hmmm, do you feel this way? If Jesus sought out misfits in His day, … More Thirst No More