We often allow our hearts and lives to be ruled by fear. Don't just live, forgetting Who made us alive. Find the courage to truly live and enjoy the blessings He gives us. Live the truth and share that truth with the world.
It's not really about what's been in our hands, but what is in our hearts.
Decisions not only have a major affect on us but on those around us. It makes sense then that we'd want to find the most efficient way to make Godly decisions. It turns out it's not either or. It's smarts and hearts.
Instead of sinful pride, replace it with Godly confidence, thanking Him for our gifts and talents, and for those things which we, by His grace, accomplish in this life.
The Blame Game comes naturally for us. Thankfully, because of Jesus, we're free to respect God, practice our faith and leave the blame game behind!
May the Lord help us to treasure all the people in our lives - to do far more than simply be passive actors in the lives of others. May He help us to commit ourselves â€“ first to Him and then to each other.
Every day we face a turning point. Step forward in faith and see how God can bless you in this life before He hands to you the gift of eternal life - be encouraged to rise to your role.
Trust God and His Word when making decisions. Everything the world offers is just moldy bread.
Trade the negative of fear for the positive of faith!
Some masks & coverups are fun. Others are damaging.
Moses received wise counsel from his father-in-law in today's study of Exodus 18:24-26. Pastor Krause directs us to Solomon and the Book of Proverbs for some guidance in making good decisions.
Don't look at the new problem as something you can't deal with. Recognize it as an opportunity to practice trusting God because "practice makes perfect"!
Like Jacob, God comes to us with His tremendously loving heart, allowing these turning points in our lives to teach us this truth, it's better to trust in Him than ourselves!
When you face that "turning point" moment this week, try this.... trust God!
Pastor Krause kick-starts our new "Turning Points" Trinity season series with a study of Genesis 4:3-7.
The Resurrection overcomes the power of the law, sin & death and puts us right back in the garden, to begin again!
As you sit at the empty tomb, God wants to not only look forward to the resurrection, but know Easter is at work in you right now!
With the help of the Holy Spirit we are now aware of how sin harms us and can leave behind the ways of death and embrace the blessings of this new life Easter offers us.
We know what the resurrection means for the future, but what is it doing for me and in me right now?
It's raised me to new life but first, it teaches me the "Value of Death."
God wants to remake you!
No matter what lies ahead of you, the resurrected Jesus can empower you to boldly "Testify."
Some days change your life forever.
Some days change the world forever.
Easter is one of those days!
What makes Good Friday good?
The hope of Palm Sunday - our hope is built on the love of Jesus for His Father as He does His Father's will. Our hope is built on the perfect love of God the Father, which enables us to do the one thing for which we were created - to be in a relationship with God and with each other.
Wouldn't today be a beautiful day if you shared with the people around you the one thing that not only touches our hearts, but makes this life and the next worth living? One thing will do that. The kind of love, God's love, that will last forever!
Givers of light and love. That's our role. How do we get started? By receiving light and love from God Himself!
God wants you to love the world, not for it's lies... but because you know the truth, and the world desperately needs it!
"Lord, bring me into Your light, that I might experience Your life and Your love!"
The one thing you probably never thought to repurpose....
Watch this year's Ash Wednesday message to learn how God repurposed death because "Lent Means Love."
You are invited to participate in God's glory, not just in the future, but today! See what this glory looks like with a Transfiguration message from 2 Peter 1:16-18.