What Jesus Taught About Loving Our Neighbors

Aug 28, 2023

What Jesus taught about loving our neighbors   Years ago when I belonged to another church, I heard a woman say to her friends as they walked through the building: “I love everyone, but I don’t have to like them!” This is not what God meant: for Him, liking is a part of loving someone. […]

The Sermon on the Mount

Aug 21, 2023

  Not long after being tempted in the wilderness, Jesus climbed up a mountainside and began to teach. I believe that this Sermon on the Mount is a great summary of Jesus’s lifelong mission to broaden our interpretation of the Ten Commandments and of all that God requires of those who repent and follow Him. […]

Deepening Our Ability to Love

Aug 14, 2023

Healing what stands between us and God is the way that we grow our ability to love Him and everyone else, including ourselves. When I first gave my life to Christ, I walked on air for a few days, then I came crashing down to earth with this thought: “Thou shalt not have any gods […]

From Self-centered to God-Centered Lives

Aug 14, 2023

8.14.23   As we begin to follow Jesus, it takes quite a while before we truly begin to feel the changes in our lives. We will sense those changes in terms of the fruit of the Spirit: love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and humility (Gal. 5:22-23) arising in us. Or we will […]

8.7.23 Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul

Aug 07, 2023

8.7.23         Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul   In the American culture, we are mostly defined by our minds, how we should think, what goals we want to set, how we are going to accomplish those goals, and more from our minds without even acknowledging the other parts of our being—our body, heart and soul. […]