Is God Calling?

We know from Scripture that calls people to Himself, but often Jesus turned people’s expectations on their head. The religious leaders of the day thought that they were “good” with God, but that tax-collectors and prostitutes were far off. Today we’re challenged with these words…
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. – 1 Corinthians 1:26
May we continue to stay humble as we seek to live for God’s glory.

A New Start

In 2 Corinthians 5:17 the Apostle Paul writes:
…if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: The old has gone, the new has come! 
We are not who we used to be. God has set you apart for Himself, and us being in Christ means, all God sees in you is Christ’s perfection. God has forgiven our past, present, and future. How would you live your life differently if you could forgive yourself the way God has forgiven you? Let’s find out together as we explore new beginnings.

Rough Road Ahead

Often when life get’s chaotic we tend to remember the old adage, “When the going get’s tough, the tough get going.” It’s a popular idea in the world to pick yourself up from the bootstraps and make good of a bad situation. Scripture tells us there’s a better way. Psalm 121 begins by saying, “I lift my eyes up…” As we set our eyes on Jesus, may the troubles and cares of this world slowly fade away.

Who is Jesus?

We have all, at one time, asked ourselves the question, “Who is Jesus?” This isn’t something that only you’ve wondered about. The Apostle Paul, before he became “Paul” was actually “Saul”, a religious zealot championing the cause of Judaism; he wrestled with that same question. Though we might not hear an audible voice like he did, maybe God will speak to you through His word this morning. Let’s find out together who Jesus is. (Additional reading: Acts chapter 9:1-19, the conversion of Saul into Paul)

“Walking with God”

How would your walk with the Lord be different if you knew exactly what it is He desired from you specifically? Would you drop everything (your preconceived ideas, the world’s opinions, your “old” life) to live this new way with Christ, or would you continue living as you are now?

Most of us know in our hearts that we ought to do things differently, but our minds convince us that we’re not that far off compared to others. Unfortunately for us, the measuring road is not others, it’s Christ and His perfection.  In our Scripture this morning Jesus Himself tells us what we should be doing, that we probably haven’t done