EMPOWERING GRACE

"By the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Corinthians 15:10). The favors of God so far exceed human hope and expectation, that often they are not believed. For God has bestowed upon us such things as the mind of man never looked for, never thought of. It is for this reason that … Continue reading EMPOWERING GRACE

Holy Ambitions

  Ambition for worldly prizes is attractive but vain. Jesus said, “do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust corrupt and thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven” (Matthew 6:19-20).  God commends holy ambitions. God’s people are to look for every opportunity to “abound … Continue reading Holy Ambitions

Personal Sacrifice

"What is man that thou art mindful of him?" David asked. It is intimidating to fathom the depths of God's love for his creation. To help put our emotions to words, Isaac Watts penned the words to the great song, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross". When I survey the wondrous cross On which the … Continue reading Personal Sacrifice

LEARNING TO BE A GREAT CONGREGATION

ACTS 11:19-30    We want to be a great congregation.  That must be our goal.  Who decides what a great congregation is like?  What makes a congregation great?  What areas of ministry are most important to a great congregation?  What do great congregations do?  These are important lessons which we can learn from the book of Acts … Continue reading LEARNING TO BE A GREAT CONGREGATION