Like Moses, we all have weaknesses. And, like Moses, sometimes we need a big brother. Thank God He sent us our true Brother in faith, Jesus Christ.
When God calls you to speak or act, it might feel complicated or strange. But don't overlook the opportunity God has placed in front of you! In those moments ask, "What Would You Say?"
You, Yes You Matter! With God's people, it's not about 1 person or group. All of God's people are united and that means "Everyone Matters."
How does your standard for beauty, value and significance match with God's? God calls us into His upside-down way of living and to truly embrace being "Pretty Ugly People."
Perhaps the best time to celebrate Pentecost is not on Pentecost Sunday, but in those quiet moments when we need to connect with God on a deeper level. To remember who He is and who He made us to be - brothers and sisters in Christ through faith.
Right here, right now, you can begin to take hold of how God is making everything new!
A Fear That Transforms Your Life
When we live with the fear that God gives us, it gives significance, power, boldness and so much more to our lives. Spend some time in Hebrews 12:28-29 and take hold of "The Value of Fear."
Christ died on the cross so every one of our sins could be forgiven and to give us the ability to let go of the sins others have committed against us. There is only one way to be truly happy, truly free - practice the godly virtue of forgiveness.
There's a bridge we often need to cross in order to really embrace life with other Christians, that bridge is forgiveness.
Friends... For Life!
We all want to live well. That means, we all need friends! Dig into Luke 7:31-35 to see just what God gives us through "The Value of Friendship."
Messy Family? Join the Club! Your family is probably messy, just like every other family. When once again family is complicated or even painful, you can find comfort in knowing that Jesus has redeemed family because He has made us God's family!
The Holiest Place on Earth. Because of Jesus, we are clean, pure and holy. So when Christians come together, it is a gathering of the presence of Holy God. The momentum of our world today is moving toward isolation. But God created us for community and connection. He wants us to know "The Value of Fellowship."
Move, mountain, move!
When Jesus died and rose again, the biggest mountain we all face was thrown into the sea. When the Spirit gave us faith, the stone was rolled away from our hearts. We get to live a new life. Get ready to see those mountains move!
You're Different Now
On Easter we don't just remember an event that happened long in the past or something we're looking forward to happening in the future. Easter means that you are being transformed right here today. Because of Jesus' resurrection, we are now "Easter People."
On Easter morning, Jesus did not just defeat death - He conquered life! Let's live like our lives are just beginning.
God will take any mistake we've made, any test we've blown, any sin that would send us straight to hell and, in His mercy, picks us up and says, "I have a beautiful, loving Shepherd who will lead you back into My presence".
Tonight, don't just remember that it's Good Friday. Cherish "Why" He died & "Why" this Friday really is good!
Your problems might be bigger than you, but God is bigger than your problems!
When you see your enemy, victory is in sight. Remember, "How the Mighty Fall."
Even when our tests are compounded, God shows that He loves us so much that He compounds His promises - to give us a perfect scapegoat that takes away our sin and the perfect promise of a savior, our Savior, Jesus.
Sometimes life is in pieces...
...and to make things worse...
...you know it's your own fault.
In those broken seasons, you can always look back to the One who is "Putting the Pieces Back Together."
God promises that He will lead you and He will guard your hearts. This week - believe God. Because He never goes back on His word!
...to step forward into what God has placed in front of you! God has given you "The Bridge" so you can "Discover the Other Side of Your Story."
So it got a bit emotional... and that's OK. A grieving season is a difficult season. But when going through this difficult process, we can find "Good Medicine. Seeing God At Work In Our Grief."
Even as God's children, we will endure pain, suffering and grief. When we stop depending on ourselves we ultimately find true comfort in no other place than in the arms of our Lord, who whispers to us "It's OK to not be OK".
Often God can send tests to teach us patience, so we stop looking to ourselves and we are compelled to look to Him. He limits our tests to encourage us to look forward to something better, one of His greatest gifts - hope!