Posts from June 2015

At Last

Marriage between a man and woman is a gift from God, modeling the union between Christ and His bride — the Church. 1. The bride is the beautiful centerpiece of every wedding, There’s no bride that’s more beautiful to a groom than the church is to Christ. 2. Total submission must take place in order […]

Become a Paradox: Give to Receive | Dallas Cogle

Ever sit back and marvel at how crafty God is at revealing Biblical truths through the clever use of our English language? This shouldn’t surprise us given He’s the author of creation by simply speaking everything into existence. So God’s expert usage of paradox to illustrate a revelation in our lives – I call it […]

Road Trip

As we travel this Road Trip, there are several road signs along the way to help us and protect us as we make our journey to the end of our destination.   I.  The Speed Limit Sign Life’s a journey – not a destination   II.  The Detour Sign God will detour you around harmful […]

Put It On Me

There is no guarantee that once we place our faith in the hands of Christ, that our lives will suddenly, magically improve. In fact, we often find that it’s quite the opposite. But a life in Christ is not built on the outcome of our circumstances, no matter how shaky and unstable they may become. […]

Scar Shaper

Many wish their lives were a constant stream of blessings. If that is true, how do we deal with everything that doesn’t turn out just right? I. THE BADGE AND THE BRUISE (2 Timothy 1:12) Often the weakness we want to hide is the place that God produces the strength that he wants to show […]

The Second Circle

We don’t always understand God’s ways, especially when life seems out of control. I. GOD IS IN CONTROL (2 Timothy 1:9, 12) What you really believe about God isn’t tested or proved by the arguments you conduct, but by the life you live. II. PRISM OF THE PRISON Paul said “God is in control” from […]

More Likes

If what we’re believing isn’t effecting what we’re becoming do we really believe? Three areas that can derail us from living a holy life: I. LIVING FOR MY OWN LIKES: HEY, LOOK AT ME (Matthew 4:1-4) I love myself more than I love the purpose of God for my life. II. LIVING FOR THE LIKES […]

I Don’t Know What I Believe

It’s Not What You Believe, It’s Who You Believe In   I. What vs. Whom (1 Timothy 1:9-14) You don’t have to completely understand God in order to completely trust Him with your life.   II. Confidence vs. Certainty It is possible for you to have confidence in your relationship with Jesus even if you […]

How To Have And Hold

How could the early church push away their fears of taking such a bold stand for God in the midst of horrific persecution? They learned to hold on to the right thoughts and to take captive the thoughts that attempt to take hold of them. I. Focused Faith (Philippians 4:1, 8-9) You can’t live a […]