Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

Update – January 28th, 2021

The last few weeks we have been looking at what it means to grow as a Christian. The process that Scripture lays out for us is what I like to call, Spirit-Empowered Effort. What this means is that God has given us his Spirit to effect change in our hearts and move us towards him, but at the same time, we must push and fight and struggle to put off sin and pursue Christ. Over the last two weeks we…

Update – January 21st, 2021

With the inauguration of a new president, there have been many different feelings and emotions across our country. I think there are two helpful things we need to remember as we process this transition of power. First, we have a dual citizenship that should affect the way that we think. Then second, we ought to pray for all of those in power, regardless of who they are. First, our dual citizenship. We are citizens of the United States. We should…

Update – January 14th, 2021

It is clear in Scripture that without a transformed life, we will not see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 says, “Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” Now a transformed life will look different depending on who we are. Furthermore, the process by which this occurs in our life will vary depending on where we are in our relationship with the Lord. Regardless, the concept is clear, salvation is not only…

Update – January 7th, 2021

This past Sunday I wanted to encourage you in the midst of a new year, not to something new or to something big, but to something ordinary. We as a people typically like big, grand and new things, but it is the way that we handle the ordinary things in life that shape us into who we are. Therefore, as we begin a new year with the circumstances that are still surrounding us, I want to press you to greater…