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May 2023

Finding Comfort in Christ

In Matthew 5:4, Jesus declares, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." As believers in Jesus Christ, we understand the reality of living in a fallen world, where hurts and pains abound. However, we have the assurance that in Christ, we can find true healing and comfort. Read More…

Embracing the Power of God's Word

In Joshua 1:8, God instructs Joshua, saying, "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." As Christians, we hold firm to the authority and power of God's Word. Let us explore the transformative impact of Scripture in our lives and how we can apply the lessons from Joshua 1:8. Read More…

Finding Healing and Hope in Recognizing our Spiritual Brokenness

The journey of life is filled with joys and sorrows, triumphs and losses. One of the most painful experiences we may encounter is the loss of a loved one. In times of grief and sorrow, we often find ourselves feeling broken, empty, and in need of healing. Yet, in the midst of our hurts, there is a profound truth found in Matthew 5:3, where Jesus declares, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Today, we will explore how recognizing our spiritual poverty and need for God's grace can help us find healing, specifically in the face of loss. We will also discover the importance of surrendering our will and desires to God, trusting in His plan for our lives. Read More…

The Promise of Eternal Life: Embracing God's Assurance

In 1 John 2:18-27, the apostle John emphasizes the promise of eternal life that believers have in Christ. As conservative evangelicals, we hold fast to the unchanging truth of God's Word and the assurance of our salvation through Jesus Christ. Let us explore the profound significance of the promise of eternal life and its impact on our lives as followers of Christ. Read More…

The Authority and Sufficiency of Scripture: Unveiling the Power of God's Word

In 2 Timothy 3:16, the apostle Paul declares, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." As a result we should firmly believe in the authority and sufficiency of the Word of God. It is through the Scriptures that God reveals Himself, His will, and His redemptive plan for humanity.
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Living in the World but Not of the World

Living in the world but not being of the world is a struggle that Christians have faced throughout the ages. In 1 John 2:12-17, the apostle John reminds us that as believers, we are not to love the world or the things in the world because they are passing away. But what does it mean to live in the world while not being of the world? And how can we practically apply this in our daily lives? Read More…

Living Sacrifices: The Call to Obedience in Romans 12:1

Romans 12:1 is a powerful verse that reminds us of our need for obedience to God. In this verse, the Apostle Paul exhorts believers to offer their bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. Let's take a closer look at this verse and what it means for our lives as Christians.
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Growing in Maturity: Overcoming Sin and Worldly Desires Through Christ

As believers, we are called to continually grow and mature in our faith. This process of maturing involves many aspects of our lives, including our knowledge of scripture, our prayer life, and our ability to love others. In 1 John 2:12-17, the apostle John reminds us of the importance of maturing in our faith and warns us of the dangers of remaining stagnant. Read More…

A Biblical Perspective on Pride Month

June is officially designated as "Pride Month" in the United States and many other countries. It's a time when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates their identity and advocates for their rights. However, as Christians, we believe that there is a biblical view of sexuality and gender that is contrary to the ideology behind Pride Month. In this post, we'll examine why celebrating Pride Month goes against our Christian values and what we should do instead.
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The Biblical Basis for Seeking a Mentor

The Bible provides many examples of mentoring relationships and encourages us to seek out mentors who can guide us in our walk with God. In this blog post, we will explore several biblical passages that highlight the importance of finding a mentor, and why it is essential for new believers to have someone who can help them grow in their faith. Read More…

How Obedience to God Helps Us Grow in Our Relationship with Him

Galatians 2:20 is a powerful verse that showcases Paul's dedication to Christ. He declares that he has been crucified with Christ and that Christ now lives in him. This means that his life is no longer his own but is lived for Christ. A Christ-centered life is one that is characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. While it's not easy to live a Christ-centered life, it's worth it as it brings joy, peace, and hope. Read More…

Spiritual Righteousness and Separation: Insights from 1 John 1:5-2:2

As disciples of Jesus, we are called to live a life of righteousness. In 1 John 1:5-2:2, we read about the importance of walking in the light and being cleansed from sin. But what does this mean for our relationships with others? Does our pursuit of spiritual righteousness lead to separation from those who may not share our beliefs?
The answer to this question lies in understanding the nature of spiritual righteousness. True righteousness is not something that we can achieve on our own through good deeds or moral efforts. Instead, it is a gift that comes from God through faith in Jesus Christ. As Paul writes in Romans 3:22, "the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe."
When we receive this gift of righteousness, it transforms us from the inside out. We are no longer bound by the power of sin, but are free to live in obedience to God. This transformation should result in a desire to live in holiness and to flee from sin. But it should not lead to separation from others.
In fact, 1 John 1:7 tells us that walking in the light involves not only a relationship with God, but also with one another. "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin."
Jesus the whole time He walked this earth maintained a specific and special fellowship with He disciples. But at the same time He lived within and interacted with this world. Jesus himself spent time with sinners and outcasts, showing them love and compassion. As he says in Matthew 9:12-13, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
Of course, this does not mean that we should compromise our own beliefs or participate in sinful activities. We are called to be set apart and to live a life that reflects the holiness of God. But this should not lead to an attitude of superiority or judgment toward others.
In fact, our pursuit of righteousness should inspire us to reach out to those who are lost and in need of God's love and grace. As Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 5:20, "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God."
While the pursuit of spiritual righteousness is an essential for one who is walking in the light of Jesus, it should not lead to separation from others. Instead, it should inspire us to reach out in love and compassion to those who are lost and in need of God's grace. As we walk in the light, we should seek fellowship with one another and reflect the love of Christ to a world that desperately needs it.

Forgivenes: A Piece of the central message of our church!

Forgiveness is crucial for us to walk together as a church. Jesus taught his disciples to forgive those who have wronged them, and the Bible is filled with examples of forgiveness. Forgiveness is so important that it is often referred to as the central message of Christianity. But is forgiveness central to our church today? In this blog post, we will explore this question in light of 1 John 1:5-2:2 and what it teaches about forgiveness. Read More…