There’s No Room For Being Offended When You’re Restoring Others

“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1   There are several steps to follow when you’re restoring “such a one, ” but today, I want to focus on the first: if […]

Restoration Vs. Forgiveness: Why We Need To Know The Difference

In Galatians 6:10, Paul writes, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” If we “who are spiritual” are called to restore the weak, we need to know what that means, and the first […]

One Thing To Remember When You’re Restoring People

People like to think that they’re unique individuals — that no one else in the world is just like them. In all honesty, though, we’re all the same. Nobody is perfect. Nobody does everything all right. — not even ministers.   Unfortunately, sometimes people have a hard time remembering this. Church members keep jumping from […]

The Lesson Mary Can Teach Mothers

  Most of us have read or heard the verses in John 2:1-5, but many don’t always understand them. In this passage, Jesus, His disciples, and His mother were at a wedding in Cana. Three days in, they ran out of wine, so Mary turned to Jesus and told Him that the hosts didn’t have […]

Why Living By Faith Is So Important

  Faith, as we’ve talked about, is acting on your beliefs. It’s something we do in the natural world all the time but have a harder time doing when it comes to God and faith. Unfortunately, there are some sad repercussions for those who choose to live without faith.   In Hebrews 11:6, Paul writes, […]

Believing Without Seeing: The Just Shall Live By Faith

  Do you live your life with an attitude of expectancy?   Do you come to church ready to receive what God has in store for you?   If not, you might want to think about why you’re coming. We should always come expecting something to happen. When we gather as a group of believers […]

Committing To What We’ve Learned: The Importance Of Communion

We’ve been talking about how to hear from God, and as we draw nearer to the end series, I want to prepare you for something. When we finish the series, whenever I finish any series, we receive Communion, an important step for several reasons.   Communion is a commitment. It’s the receiving of the covenant. […]

Are You Ready To Have Your Life Changed Forever?

  A song we’ve song before says that someday soon, the clouds will be rolled away and our King will come. I want you to think about a couple of things about this.    Your King is already present, and He lives and dwells on the inside of you.    How will you see Him when that […]

What Resurrection Sunday Means For Your Life

Did you notice how many stores were still open on Resurrection Sunday — and how many weren’t last Christmas? Across the board, companies tend to close down to celebrate Christmas, but in many ways, Resurrection Sunday is far more significant than Christmas. Granted, we wouldn’t be able to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection if He hadn’t been […]

The Father’s Exceeding Power

  Have you ever moved anything with a sneeze? Try blowing air out of your nose. Did that require great or exceeding power on your part? For most people, it doesn’t.   Now, think about when God parted the Red Sea in Exodus. That is exceeding power, right? Parting a body of water? Well, God […]