The End of Times

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The end of times is here! Did you know that? Well… to be fair, it’s been the end of times since Jesus returned to Heaven. Peter did have some fantastic advice and commands for the churches in Asia Minor (and us!) that are living in the End of Times. God wants us to be hospital […]

Stop Sign

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It is so easy to cruise through life, not caring about anyone except yourself and to disregard God’s laws as basic rules to be loosely interpreted. Even as Christians we forget the encouragement that Paul provided that we should be completely “NEW” creatures – not living like we did, in sin, prior to putting on […]

Feel Like Complaining?

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Life can get hard. Things don’t go as planned. It’s easy to fall into the rut of grumbling and complaining. Ultimately though, complaining shows that you don’t trust God, you think He can’t or won’t take care of you, and that your will is more important than His. The Israelites continually struggled with this as well […]

Rejoice Anyhow

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Rejoice in struggles, rejoice in blessings, rejoice no matter what because you have God’s grace. This is the message of Paul to the Phillipian church. Writing from jail, Paul encourages the Phillipians in Phillipians 4:4 to rejoice always. He lived what he preached, no matter what trials or difficulties Paul was under he found Joy […]

Prepare for Persecution

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“You’re just a bunch of hypocrites!” How many of us have heard that? We may not have to deal with beheadings and stonings like many other Christians have in times past, but we do have to deal with verbal persecution. How are we supposed to handle it? Peter gives us 5 key steps in 1 […]

To Be Content

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It’s easy to forget how much you’ve been blessed with. We’re all guilty of it. When we gripe about our “small house”, “broken car”, or a whole host of other things it’s easy to forget that we are blessed to have them in the first place. Paul reminds the Phillipians in chapter 4 : 11 […]

Wives & Husbands Honor Each Other

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The Bible is clear – Wives are to submit to their husbands and husbands are to love and respect their wives. Peter continues his explanation of how Christians are to handle the different relationships in their life. In 1 Peter 3: 1-7 he is addressing married couples. He gives encouragement to wives with husbands that […]

Godly Sorrow

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The side of Christianity no one likes to talk about. Godly sorrow produces true repentance. True repentance shows us the wrong of what we have done, hatred for the sin, and a desire to never do it again. As Christians we must turn away from the sin and turn to God. The good news is […]

Life Is Good

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Life is good. Not because of your circumstances. Not because everything is going right. But, because you are a child of God. Our Heavenly Father loves you, protects you, and has a plan for you. That thought is hard to remember when you’re in a valley. When everything is going wrong and when it seems […]

Positioned to Win

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Are we letting God position us and use us so that we can WIN at this game we call life? In John 9, Jesus makes it very clear that the man that was blind from birth had been afflicted with this terrible loss of eye sight for one reason. That’s right. He tripped, fell, never […]