Archive for August, 2012

Sanctification Paradox

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Scripture presents life as a series of paradoxes. We are dependent on God and yet taking personal initiative. None of the scriptural paradoxes actually do contradict. They really are contradictions only to natural men, who don’t know God. Trusting God means taking action. I’ve heard this thought in the realm of our sanctification. How are […]

Aging Body

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The average age of our church membership is getting older and as it does, the body breaks down. As most churches we have seen the death through sickness or disease of various ones. When this occurs, we are reminded of several scriptural lessons. First, we’re only here for a short period of time. Life is […]

Good News To Tell

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Before Jesus left the earth at His ascension, He told His followers to preach the gospel to everyone (Mark 16:15). The “gospel” is the “good news.” There is good news. In the midst of whatever bad news is, there is always still good news. The Greek word translated “gospel” is a compound word that means […]

Conflict Between Kingdoms

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

We’ve got a conflict between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. The kingdom of the world is led by Satan and interacts with the lost and the flesh of believers to oppose the plan of God. Satan mainly wants to take people down to Hell with him. God will save people […]