Every trip needs to carefully consider its fueling needs – both for passengers and vehicles! You can know where you are going and how to get there, but still need the power to move forward. God’s people have always needed to find the source of strength and power to follow and obey. Today’s passage from […]
Pastor shares the good news discovered by many just three days after Jesus’ death: He came back to life. This is the event that changed everything, and continues to make a life-changing difference in the lives of those who follow Jesus. Discover how Jesus’ resurrection changes expectations, perception, and motivation.
Facing the truth can be painful. Some refuse to acknowledge the truth and will attempt to distort the truth to fit their liking or narrative. This is nothing new! People have been trying to ignore or change the truth for as long as there have been people! Today’s passage highlights an important lesson: embracing the […]
Guessing the secret identity of a masked hero is a fun diversion for many. Too often, the real clues go unnoticed and what should be obvious remains hidden. In today’s passage, crowds tried to identify Jesus as a teacher, a terrorist, or a threat; but they neglected to notice the obvious – that Jesus was […]
It is vitally important to pay attention to your surroundings. What you think you see may not be what is actually occurring. In this passage, Jesus allows His disciples to have a “behind the scenes” view of His person, power, and plan. As Pastor shares, ask God to show you how He is at work […]
No one likes hidden fees and service charges; we like to be told in advance what an item will cost us so we can determine whether it is affordable. Jesus does not try to hide the cost of following Him. In today’s passage, He clearly outlines the cost for Him as the promised Messiah; and […]
The first time anything is attempted, it is not usually as good as anticipated. This morning we hear Jesus preach His first sermon – and find it BETTER than one might hope. It is a message of hope, good news, and a call to obedience.
The bold apostles who proclaimed Jesus’ Messiahship at the Feast of Pentecost were not always so convinced. They went through a period of transition – from confused followers to dedicated disciples. Three realities shaped their thinking and lives; and they will transform yours if you will allow it. Notice these new realities made possible by […]
The celebration of Jesus’ resurrection causes one to think of the power and authority held to allow life to be restored. In such a context, the word “impossible” seems out of place; yet Scripture tells us of the impossibility of the events surrounding Jesus’ resurrection – “it was not possible that death should hold Him.” […]
Throughout the course of history, those who follow Jesus have followed the Great Commission – telling the good news of what Jesus has done to those who have yet to hear and believe it. The question often comes, “How is that done? I don’t know what to do or say?” Today, we look at the […]