A Personal Check Up (Pt.1)

It’s hard to believe that we’re half way through another year. At the mid-way point of a year it’s good to pause or take a brief ‘half time’ to do a personal check up.


Most of us don’t like doing check ups – whether it be the doctor or the dentist.… Read the rest

Love for a Lifetime – Building a Great Marriage (P.4)

Wedding Rings So far, we're looked at friendship and partnership as two keys to a great marriage.

Today, we'll look at the third key to building a great marriage which is ….

3. Good Communication

Someone once said, “Marriage is one long conversation, with an occasional disagreement along the way.” A good marriage requires continual quality communication with each other.… Read the rest

Comfort

Comfort Have you ever noticed that bad things sometimes happen to good people? It’s one of those contradictions in our world. It doesn’t always make sense.

 

Think about Job, a man who lived back in Bible times. He had a whole bunch of bad stuff happen to him … even though he was a good man who lived a good life.Read the rest

Example

Take a moment to think about the people who have had the greatest positive influence on your life. I’m sure there’s at least one or two you can think of. Then ask yourself what it was about them that caused them to impact you so much.Read the rest

Generosity

Fries If you are a parent, have you ever taken your child to McDonalds, bought them a meal, and then suddenly felt a little hungry yourself? You reach over and ask for a few of their fries and they respond by quickly pulling their fries away from you and saying “No!”

 

How do you feel in that moment?… Read the rest

Money

Money

Money … everyone wants more of it. Somehow we think it is the answer to all of our problems.

No doubt money has great power … for good or for evil. It all depends on our attitude towards it and how we use it.… Read the rest

Decisions

Decisions Decisions … we make them every day. Yet, think about how important they really are.

You might have heard the funny story about the successful businessman who was asked by a young man what the key to his success was. After thinking for a moment, the businessman answered, “Good decisions, that’s the key”.Read the rest

God’s Sheep

Each Christian is described as one of God’s 'sheep', who He personally loves and cares for. He delegates this responsibility of care to leaders in the church, or shepherds who represent Him on earth.

Notice Jesus’ last concern as He spoke to Peter before He ascended to heaven.… Read the rest

Discern, Don’t Judge

It’s amazing and saddening to see the amount of literature that has been produced in recent decades by Christians that is aimed at judging other churches or ministries and even going to the extreme of labelling them “demonic” or “of the devil.”


Yes, it is important to “contend for the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3) and stand for truth.… Read the rest

Love, Don’t Hate

God has commanded us to love other Christians who also love Jesus!

We have been called to bless, not curse. We are to pray for God’s blessing on other churches and ministries. We are to rejoice when they grow and sorrow when they struggle.… Read the rest