Empowered for Triumph

Many people have low self esteem. I was once one of the many that would fall into that category. Words are powerful, having both the power to bring life or to bring death (Proverbs 18:21). From the very beginning, God spoke things into existence (Genesis 1). We are created in His image so we have … Continue reading Empowered for Triumph

Sidelined Outline

5-28-17 Sidelined   The team motto – “use me” …. But are you sidelined? We are all made to glorify God, but some of us are currently benched. We are all commanded to share the Good News, but some of us our sidelined.   Missed Practice – not prepared / not dressed in uniform             … Continue reading Sidelined Outline

Harvest with Joy

Ministry is not always easy. Many times, it is grueling. Onlookers can only capture a glimpse of what is put into a ministry. They may not see the initial planning, the preparation, and everything that goes into getting everything in place. But they also don’t see the back-end story—they don’t see the lives of those … Continue reading Harvest with Joy

The Proper Equipment

This is the year both of my kids are in high school. When your children reach high school, things immediately change. They have somewhat figured out their gifts, their talents, their interests. They have selected activities and hobbies that they truly enjoy. It’s very different from the elementary years when they dabble in a sport … Continue reading The Proper Equipment

Colossians Study: Men of Rules

Men of Rules [Colossians 2:16-23] Let no one steal your freedom (v. 16) Legalism = slavery/bondage à Christ accomplished the Law Spiritual elitism – believed if circumcised, watched diets, observed days – then elite Asceticism (self-denial and self-modification) – Christ does more than restrain—He puts new desire within a person Let no one disqualify or … Continue reading Colossians Study: Men of Rules

Beautiful Feet Outline

Here's a message I shared recently. You can download the outline by following the link below. Beautiful Feet Romans 10:14-15 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of … Continue reading Beautiful Feet Outline

Slavery of Self Reliance

We have become a very independent people. But self dependence has caused a slavery of self reliance. We depend on ourselves. We try to control our circumstances to ensure our lives. We take on the burden. We define our meaning and significance. We are in charge of our security and safety. God did not create … Continue reading Slavery of Self Reliance