God is Love

God is Love. The Bible tells us that God is love.  John emphasizes just how important this aspect of God’s nature is in 1 John 4.  He says that if we don’t love then we don’t actually know God.  God is so defined by being love that if we have a relationship with Him, we…

Christiantinty without Love Pastor Unlikely

Christianity without Love?

Christians are Nothing Without Love Christianity without love is pointless.  It is worse than nothing, it negatively affects the world around us.  Have you ever had someone talk at you?  Not talk to you or with you, but at you.  Where it becomes evident that the person that is supposed to be conversing with you…

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God Delights in a Boring Testimony

  Exciting Does Not Mean Better to God “I wish I had a better testimony!”  Have you thought this?  You may be listening to a speaker recall how they came to faith in Jesus Christ and it is something dramatic.  They were dealing drugs or living life as a heavy metal star when Jesus caused…

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Feeling Forgotten by God?

Jesus Never Abandons Us Jesus never takes His eyes off of His sheep. It may feel that way at times, but it is never true. he is always working for our good, even when we don’t understand it. We just don’t see the whole picture. Do you feel abandoned and forgotten by Jesus? Are you…

We Cannot Serve Two Masters

  Whose Approval are We Seeking? When evil can’t destroy righteousness, it seeks the next best thing:  to tame it.  While a faithful servant of God is dangerous to wicked men, the empty religious carry no such threat.  Powerless religion is like a circus animal.  It is kept in a cage most of the time…

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Foolish for Christ?

Will You Give Up Your Dignity for Jesus? We may need to look downright silly in order to reach another person for Christ. There is a desire in all of us to be in control.  We don’t like being vulnerable or exposed.  We don’t like being made to look foolish or weak.  It is an…

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Sex: The Christian Perspective

God created sex. It is part of His specific design for marriage. He made it necessary for man and woman to come together for the continuation of man. More than just the utility involved, the Bible also lays out God’s vision for sexual relationships in marriage. Nothing about it is shameful or unholy. It is much more than how babies are made. It is a gift given from the Lord to man and wife to make them one in a very special and unique way. It is the way these two children of God are to create a bond of privileged intimacy for them alone. It also points to something so much greater.