Is it Worth It?

I’m looking forward to 2017.

We are possibly living in one of the most challenging times for the New Testament church.  Recently I had a conversation that began to really open my eyes to the reality of the world’s current situation. What was so revealing?  I was asked, “How far do you want to go to help this person?  Are you really going to risk that much time, effort, and possibly even personal finances to help someone that acts like they don’t care at all about life?”

This really made me wonder, “Is it worth it?”
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! The new year is a time of celebration and reflection. As we look back at 2015 we tend to assess whether we had a good year, or a not so good year. As we remember the events that have transpired, we also take stock in our personal successes and failures. With the turning of the calendar year, we see a clean slate, a fresh new opportunity to make the coming year better than the year before.


Be Strong

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong – 1 Corinthians 16:13

 

We have a relationship that can never be changed:

we are children of the Most High.

 

We have a righteousness that can never be tarnished:

the very righteousness of Christ himself.

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The Power of the Cross

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The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of our faith.  It is the chosen symbol of the Christian faith.  Thank God, we see it now as an empty cross, because the seeming tragedy for good and apparent victory for evil, was overturned by the power and purposes of God into the triumph of the resurrection of Jesus.  But what does it mean to us?  Is the Cross in our experience more meaningful than a nicely sculpted piece of wood or an elegantly-shaped piece of gold hung around the neck? Read more…