Reflecting on Romans 14, we see a clear directive: “Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.” Who are we to judge another’s servant? Each person stands or falls before their own master, […]

February 20, 2024

Breaking the Chains of Division: Rediscovering Unity in Christianity

1 Kings 17 1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.” Throughout the sermons I’ve heard or preached over the years, this verse has […]

February 16, 2024

Who Will Stand in the Council of the Lord? The Call for Devotion and Obedience

1 Kings 15-16; Romans 10; Psalm 136 I’m getting home late from our Wednesday Night service. I usually try to stay ahead in our reading by at least a day, so I’m writing this post on Valentine’s Day. Tonight, God showed up. I tend not to exaggerate when describing meetings. In fact, I often lean […]

February 15, 2024

Reviving Your First Love: Rekindling Passion for God

1 Kings 11-12; Romans 8; Psalm 134 How many believers find themselves still ensnared by the power of sin? How many live burdened under the yoke of condemnation? I know many. Undoubtedly, you do too. Let’s be honest: there are times when we all lose sight of the Truth. The Gospel, in its full splendor, […]

February 13, 2024

Breaking Free from Sin’s Grip: The Ultimate Guide to Living in Victory

Photo Credit: Noya Fields Family Guest Post:  Debra Wynn  1 Kings 5-6; Romans 5; Psalm 131 Years ago, I heard a phrase in my sleep:“simple devotion.” When I awakened, I found our beloved kitty “Mel” (short for Melchizedek, of course) dead on our doorstep, curled around himself, as if asleep. God had prepared me in […]

February 9, 2024

Embracing Simple Devotion: The Path to Peace and Maturity in Faith

Leviticus 6-7; Matthew 22; Psalm 118 Have you ever tried to plan something or include people in a project who just couldn’t care less? It’s painful. Painful because maybe you thought there was initial excitement. Painful because you believed there was initial agreement. Painful because you spent lots of time and energy preparing for some […]

January 25, 2024

Answering God’s Call: Navigating Life’s Rejections and Divine Invitations

Leviticus 4-5; Matthew 21; Psalm 117 I had never been to church. That is, until my parents became believers. I was about 9 years old when they gave their lives to the Lord. I can still remember the service. I remember the room, the arrangement of the pews, and where we sat. It was a […]

January 24, 2024

Rethinking Jesus: Unveiling the Surprising, Untamed Side of Christ

Exodus 32; Leviticus 1; Matthew 19; Psalm 115 We’re living in an era that demands first-hand revelation! Indeed, there’s never been a time when first-hand revelation wasn’t essential. We receive grace and faith from the Lord – these are His gifts to us. As a pastor raising two wonderful kids, I can assert with certainty […]

January 22, 2024

Embracing First-Hand Revelation: Insights from Moses and Aaron’s Journey”