Christian Victory

We have an enemy whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. He is an enemy with limitations and boundaries that he isn’t able to cross. Our enemy knows our weak points and he tries to capitalize on those. Paul tells us that we can’t give any ground to Satan, when we do we give […]

Serving the Lord with Gladness

Luke 1:6 – Zechariah and Elizabeth Luke 1:38 – Mary Matthew 1, 2 – Joseph – every time God spoke Joseph obeyed swiftly Luke 2 – Simeon & Anna – servants at heart Luke – Shepherds – Wisemen Sermon Text: Psalm 100 – God wants us to be faithful servants but he also wants us […]

A Call to be Saints

What is a saint? Are you and I saints? Isaiah 6:1-7 – Even our greatest efforts fall far short of God’s Holy and perfect standard. Deuteronomy 10:12-13 – A summary of God’s will and desire for his people. God expects the same of us today. At times it seems as if those who call themselves […]

Christmas and the Shepherds

This morning we are going to talk some about the shepherds. We are reading somewhat between the lines, but it appears that they were people who were in touch with God. The life of a shepherd does look attractive at times. There is a lot that we don’t know about these “faithful few” who surround the Christmas story. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to realize that they must have had a relationship with God before He put them in as a part of the…

After God’s Own Heart

The heart is very important. It is the seat of our thoughts and attentions and attitudes. Above all things, guard your heart. The heart of a man (or a woman) is very important. Our heart makes us who we really are. God knows our hearts. He knows our hearts completely. What God sees in our hearts should matter to us. What kind of heart pleases God? David was described as a “man after God’s own heart.”

A Rebellious Heart Is A Serious Thing

Every two year old has two questions that they are grappling with. If they can’t get these two questions answered in the right manner, they will find that they have a “tough row to hoe.” Can I do what I want to? Do I really have to obey authority? If we as parents have children who are growing up without getting the answers…

Leading our Children to Truth

When we stop and think about the volume of truth that is available as well as the amount of untruth that is available it is truly incredible. We have a responsibility to lead our children into truth, helping them to discern the differences between truth and the untruth. As parents we are specifically called to that role. 1 Samuel 2:1-21 – This is Hannah’s prayer…