The Holy Spirit is for Me

As Christians, we have the promises of God to trustingly hold tightly. One promise Jesus makes is that he will always be with us: Matthew 28:20b “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [Notice context: Our mission—make lifetime followers of Jesus.] Not only is Jesus with us but he […]

Fuel the Feud

Family Feuds. Church ugliness. Workplace battles. Neighbor wars. What causes feuds? James 4:1 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? 2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You […]

Enriching Prayer

Enrich your prayer life: Pray WORSHIPFULLY: Express your adoration for God Pray BIG: God’s plans to be accomplished! Pray SMALL: God’s provision in my daily life. Pray RELATIONALLY: Walk right with God and restore broken connection with God. Love and treat people the way God loves and treats me. Right relationships with people. Pray DEVOTEDLY: […]


Saturate your life with worship and prayer. Remember that even as we walk closely with God, we will face difficulties. Life can be hard. Things don’t go our way. People are against us or for themselves at our expense. Or people are against Christ and take it out on us. I’m praying and things seem […]

Message: Healthy Church

Matthew ends with Jesus sharing the Great Commission: go and make disciples of all the nations…. Acts begins with God empowering his followers to fulfill that commission: the Holy Spirit will come upon you and give you power. Then you will tell everyone about Jesus everywhere in the world. If you were to encapsulate our […]

Message: Great Joy

What brings you joy? A very glad feeling; happiness; great pleasure; delight. Pay attention to what God is saying! Pray. Study the Bible. Listen! Pay attention to what God is doing around you Be where God is working! Where God is working is where the “good stuff” is taking place… If we are not careful, […]

Message: Your Role Matters (Part Three)

We tend to OVERLOOK Joseph’s role in the birth narratives… Mary is the “O favored one, the Lord is with you!” (Luke 1:28). Joseph comes across as the quiet one in the background who is no longer mentioned after Jesus is 12… apparently deceased by time Jesus’ starts ministry and definitely by the end… Joseph […]

Message: Your Role Matters (Part Two)

Future focused: David didn’t hold onto the past but planned and resourced for the future. Look ahead! If I keep looking back, then I will fail to invest well into the next generation. David acknowledges that it is God that chose him to be king. It was not his own achievement but God’s choice that […]

Message: Your Role Matters (Part One)

Starting and finishing well: Learning from King Uzziah 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NLT) Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! In the Christian “race”, we have seen the “track” littered with the remains of those that started well but never finished well… The […]

Message: Attitude Affects Altitude

My attitude affects my altitude! Attitude is a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this feeling or opinion. Attitude is often expressed in body language and facial expressions! Our attitude communicates what we are thinking and feeling… Attitude is important for individuals and organizations. Everybody […]