December 2017: God with Us
It’s incredible that we have a God willing to physically insert Himself into time, to not just take on a human body capable of pain but choose to suffer beyond our imagination on our behalf.
In December we celebrate God’s physical arrival on earth, as a baby in lowly circumstances in Bethlehem… READ MORE
August 2017: Fellowship
Living in relationship can be hard. A local church is a family, and strife arises in all families, because families are made up of people. It’s uncomfortable when our quirks, foibles, insensitivities, imperfections, tender spots, and sharp edges bump up against each other.
But is it possible to be a Christian apart from the Body of Christ? READ MORE
July 2017: Testimony
How did you come to believe in God?
How did you learn that you were a sinner in need of salvation and know that Jesus Christ died to redeem you?
Chances are, someone, or even several or many people, demonstrated God’s love and shared the Gospel with you, speaking the Truth in love… READ MORE
June 2017: Wisdom
We admire the wise, usually older, believers in our lives. We seek their counsel, but are we listening? Too often we seek validation under the guise of asking for advice. I guess you could say we’d rather feel better, than be better.Even when we truly crave and submit to the wisdom of godly mentors, too many of us feel inadequate to become a godly mentor. What should we do about that? How can we grow in wisdom? READ MORE
May 2017: Growth
No matter how long we’ve followed Christ, there’s always room to grow in Christlikeness. Which is why our Listen When He Speaks theme for May is GROWTH… I pray that the quickening of spring for those of us in the north, and our look at Biblical examples of growth, quicken our spirits and encourage us to pursue growth… READ MORE
April 2017: Redemption
She did not deserve it. Marrying her was scandalous enough, but to bring her back into his home when everyone knew she betrayed him? What kind of man would track down a woman who chose to return to prostitution instead of living comfortably with him, and pay to redeem her?
A man who trusted God... READ MORE
March 2017: Hope
As Christians, we are never without hope. But what happens when we can’t feel it?
What is Hope? If you ask Google to define hope… [the defintion is] underwhelming… I’m glad that, in Christ, we have hope that outshines even the highest earthly hope. But what happens when big and small hopes of our lives go unrealized? Solomon knew how it hurts… READ MORE
February 2017: Perseverance
On the calendar, February is the shortest month, but I’m sure that it’s the longest, at least here in northeastern US. What better time to focus on Perseverance?
The suggested verse for memorization this month is 2 Corinthians 4:16… If you were around for Listen When He Speaks in January, it’s likely God didn’t speak to you only on our theme of Renewal… READ MORE