Active opposition to Jesus is noticeable, but is it possible that even followers of Jesus could be passively opposing Jesus? Are we telling Jesus, “No, not yet”? Paul’s story begins by him actively opposing Jesus. However, Jesus shows up to give him a new vision, a new mission and a new calling. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul is able to move into a ministry of suffering and a life of “Yes, Jesus.”
Jesus is both radically inclusive and radically exclusive. He offers His grace to all while calling all to follow Him and Him alone.
It can be easy to be interested in Jesus privately, to hide behind the “we” of corporate worship and church experiences. But as Nicodemus’ one on one encounter with Jesus reveals, you can’t just be near Jesus, you have to believe in Jesus to be saved!
Do you realize that Jesus is looking for broken messed up people who will humble themselves and follow HIM? No matter where you have wandered off to, Jesus sees you, and He wants to cover you with his Love and Grace. He gave His life for you. And He wants to welcome you into His love. He will forgive. He will heal. He will give you a future with Him.
Everyone wants to be an influencer. While influence isn’t bad, it shouldn’t be the primary goal of a Christian. True influence comes as result of a much more important, and often overlooked goal: patient endurance.
It can be easy to think tolerance to sin in our faith journey will go unnoticed or unchecked. Jesus has a strong word for the church in Thyatira and their tolerance of the immoral prophetess Jezebel.
A special Christmas reading from Pastor Doyle and his family. Because of Jesus we have a peaceful home!
What does it mean when we talk about our future home? How does the story of Christmas set us up for it? Pastor Nikomas helps us consider these questions.
Christmas, the story of Immanuel, was an invitation to a people in exile to come together as a family again. God became flesh to dwell among us in order for us to be at home with Jesus. In this season, our invitation from God is to come back home.
Our lives can be full of bitterness, anger and unforgiveness. However, our call as Christ followers is to allow God to transform our hearts to become love & light.