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And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from amon the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. (Colossians 1:18)

by on Aug.23, 2017, under Messages

The church is not a building.  It is not an organization.  The church is the body of Christ, and he is the head.  We are church.


All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. (Acts 4:32)

by on Aug.22, 2017, under Messages

God has blessed you to take care of your family — including your spiritual family.  Use you time, money, and talent to take care of each other.


Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, … (John 20:6)

by on Aug.21, 2017, under Messages

He had to know if it was true.  Peter had to see that the body was gone.  It is still the truth people must know today.  Jesus has risen from the dead.


After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, … (Matthew 14:23)

by on Aug.19, 2017, under Messages

Jesus knew how important it was to spend time talking to his Father.  If he made time for it, so should we.


It was I who taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by the arms; but they did not realize it was I who healed them. (Hosea 11:3)

by on Aug.18, 2017, under Messages

It is bad when we fail to give God thanks and glory for what he has done.  But it may be worse when we do not even realize that it was God who has taken care of us.  Pay attention.


The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone? (Ecclesiastes 6:12)

by on Aug.17, 2017, under Messages

Good advice for all of us.  Sometimes less really is more.


As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. (Luke 23:26)

by on Aug.16, 2017, under Messages

Simon was made to take up the cross of Jesus.  We choose to carry it … and to die on it with Jesus.  Live as a crucified believer today.


As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right. (I Samuel 12:23)

by on Aug.15, 2017, under Messages

What do you do when God’s people sin against him?  Pray for them.  Teach them.  If you refuse, then you too are in sin.


…he endured their conduct for about forty years in the desert, … (Acts 13:18)

by on Aug.14, 2017, under Messages

Sometimes God has to endure our conduct.  He does that in hopes that we will learn and change.  Be thankful for God’s endurance in your life.


“By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you authority to do this?” (Mark 11:28)

by on Aug.12, 2017, under Messages

It was a question designed to trap Jesus.  People still use the authority question to try and discredit Christians.  We must do everything under the authority of God.  Just like Jesus did.



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