4 Sources of Joy

I don't know about you, but for me Thanksgiving is a time of great joy. It’s a season to reflect on all the things that we are grateful for and all the things that bring us joy. But have you ever asked, where does joy come from? The other day, I was reading “Knowing God’s … Continue reading 4 Sources of Joy

Three reasons to give thanks to God

One of the characteristics of a follower of Jesus is thanksgiving. While we are to “be thankful in all circumstances”, Paul focuses his thanksgiving on the spiritual blessings that come through walking with Christ. He gives us three reasons to give thanks to God. Colossians 1:12-14 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified … Continue reading Three reasons to give thanks to God

Character Leads to Conduct

I was reading through Jesus’ sermon on the mount and discovered a connection between the beatitudes and the remainder of the chapter. Jesus begins the sermon with the beatitudes - they show us who we are to be - our character & what's on the inside. Then he lays out examples of how we are … Continue reading Character Leads to Conduct

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Genesis 12 God promised to give Abram a great land, to make Abram's descendants a great nation, and to anoint Abram with a great name that would be a blessing for generations to come. God made these three promises on one condition…that Abram would give up his present reality. In order to experience God's blessing, … Continue reading You have to leave to receive