Goodness of God

Read Psalm 86. Today’s verse says: “Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive” (v. 5a TPT). Today, we will focus on God being “so good to me” and you!  When you hear the word “good" or the word “goodness,” what comes to mind? For many, the … Continue reading Goodness of God

From the Assembly to Facedown

Everyone continues to say 2020 is unprecedented in so many ways, and yet if we look through history, we find that there is nothing new— the same struggles we face today are the same struggles that were faced years, decades, generations before. If you know history, you are able to see the similarities. As well, … Continue reading From the Assembly to Facedown

The Easy Way Is Not Always Best

I love a good shortcut. Almost every day as I drive to work, I take a shortcut. Yet there are times in life when shortcuts are not best—when the easy way isn’t the best way.   When we dream about something we desire for the future, we want a shortcut to reach the dream. We want … Continue reading The Easy Way Is Not Always Best

Scaling Walls Outline

Scaling Walls 1-22-17 {Overcome obstacles through God}   “In Your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.” [2 Samuel 22:30, Psalm 18:29] “Vault the highest fences” [MSG]   David wrote this Psalm. He killed a lion & bear (see 1 Samuel 17:34-36). He killed many troops. He understood … Continue reading Scaling Walls Outline

Ruth 1 Outline

Advent Week 1 – My Redeemer Lives: A Painful Providence – 12-3-17 INTRO: Holiday season is often a time of…. Pain / Suffering / Grief / Loneliness PROVIDENCE: “To provide” – God directs all things toward His purpose—God is preserving and governing all things RUTH - MY REDEEMER LIVES Advent – the Coming of Jesus… … Continue reading Ruth 1 Outline

Privilege to Suffer

Suffering is never on our to-do list. We don’t leave our homes in the morning saying, “I really hope I suffer today.” We are not looking for opportunities to suffer. We run from suffering and when we undergo suffering, it is painful and we usually appreciate when it ends. Paul writes of the privilege of … Continue reading Privilege to Suffer

Very Glad

Suffering is not fun, hence the reason it is called suffering. Suffering is when you are undergoing pain or hardship. It’s surely not fun. But Peter tells us to “be very glad.” Throughout the Bible we read that we should rejoice in our suffering. When we are insulted because of the name of Jesus, we … Continue reading Very Glad

Prosper in All

Blessed are those that “delight in the law of the LORD.” The Bible says that “they prosper in all they do.” For some, this may be seen as success, a success that brings anything and everything desired. But do not misunderstand what the Psalmist is sharing. The person will “delight in the law of the … Continue reading Prosper in All