Ever wonder why some Believers' lives are marked with blessing, peace, and favor while others are marked by chaos and constant calamity? The Believer desires the characteristics of the upright, sees the difference, and applies the effort to acquire them. The slack in faith will remain an infant and live under God’s discipline. Proverbs 12 contrasts the difference between the upright versus the wicked. Let's see what God says about this rather than listening to man's traditions.
Can these be true? A sinner is a sacred thing. The sinner is the gospel's reason for existence. The inn of mercy never closes its doors. The law is for the self-righteous, to humble their pride: The gospel is for the lost, to remove their despair. Join us as we examine Romans 4.
Daniel asks the question "What's the difference between Grace and Mercy?"
How do we get in the way of these with our ideas about God? Is the problem with Christianity the Christians...or God? Has God's grace and mercy been distorted to mean something other than it really is?
Some are pruned so as to bear more fruit. Some are pruned because they are dead branches. The purpose of pruning is to cause the branches that are bearing some fruit to thrive and bear much fruit. During this Covid shutdown, activities have been forcibly pruned from our lives. It's a great time to examine what should be pruned and what should be added in to our lives.
What kind of crazy message is this? ..follow Him but hate your family and yourself?! It seems crazy because of the word hate. Jesus told us not to hate our brother but now He is telling us to?? Ya just gotta listen. It will be worth it.
Are you fishing? Are you disqualifying people or sorting the fish? What standard does Jesus use to sort anyway? Find out as we look into the Gospels and letters to the churches. We then give a report card.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made by God—with an immune system. Why is this lost in the whole discussion about Coronavirus? We had a week of VBC where we taught the kids to have a strong heart, a strong mind, and a strong body. This morning we teach it to the adults.
The fear of death has been promoted to the public and have distressed them and disheartened it. It is fear of the possible—not the likely. Sheep need to be in a herd with a shepherd. Not a hired hand. Let's look into the compassion of Jesus in this message.