It's good to be blessed and to enjoy those blessings. However, we must guard against those blessings becoming more important to us than the One who made them possible in the first place. How do we avoid the natural tendency to become complacent in our abundance?
The Bible tells us that when we are in Christ, we are made new. Salvation brings about change to a person's life. This message takes a look at a few specific things that take place at the moment of salvation as well as some things that do not.
To call "shotgun" is to lay claim on the passenger seat in order to avoid riding in the back. If your life were represented by a car, where do you think Jesus would want to sit? This message takes a look at the two great commandments and four different types of believers.
It's easy to forget - whether it's a birthday, an appointment, or just stopping by the store on the way home. When it comes to the more important things, we have special days and events to help us remember. We push aside everything else and focus on what matters. That's what communion is about - remembering.
Faith does not go untested. It will be challenged. Whether it's trials, temptations, battles of doubt, or something else, there will be times when you find your faith under pressure. When your journey with Jesus feels a lot more uphill, you're probably being tested. Hang in there. You can make it!
As a father of four, I hope to influence my children in a positive way as much as possible. The Bible says that wise children bring joy to their parents. So, when I help them, I also help myself. This message deals with a few things we can do to strengthen our influence on our children.