The Power of Humility

Years ago a friend of mine was struggling in his restaurant business due to some poor decisions that he had made.  Upon asking for my advice, God revealed to me in a vision one day exactly what my friend needed to do in order to reverse the situation and save his company.  Unfortunately, the first […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 6

So far in this series we have learned the importance of staying connected to God in order to live in the fullness of Christ. We learn how to do this through his Word and by relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We also learn to glean God’s truths from the world around us. […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 5

So, we know now that behavior modification doesn’t create heart change. We have to understand that when we connect to God we realize – it’s about what He has done on our behalf – not we have done. Let me share an analogy with you. I had this kid on my shoulders in the pool […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 4

I kept yesterday’s section of The Human Connection Series Part 3 short to focus on the life giving points found in today’s portion of this sermon. The Christian mass in this country sees Christianity as a rules and regulations for moral Christian living. They’re broken because they don’t have the permission to talk about it […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 3

As I said earlier, God is a heart God. He speaks a heart language. To better understand this it’s important to stay connected. Jesus says he’s the vine and we’re the branches. Whoever stays connected with him has life. This is the kingdom of God that gives life. A person whose pathway is bent is […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 1

In Review: This is a both/and series. The point is divided into two parts: how we relate to one another and on the spiritual plain – how we relate to God. And just how does this thing called connectivity relate to God? Part of this series is philosophical and psychological. So, why talk about it in church? Something doesn’t always have […]

The Final Secret: Part 5

2 Corinthians 6:2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[a] I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. The key to this is just putting Him first. We talk about the timing of […]

The Final Secret: Part 4

2 Corinthians 3:6 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. I’m a recovering legalist. There was a time in my life when my relationship with God was based on how well I did and how well […]

The Final Secret: Part 3

Seek FIRST His kingdom and righteousness. Religion reads like this: seek first His kingdom and righteousness PLUS you have to be a good moral person THEN all these things will be added to you. Basically, it’s performance. If you do good you’ll get good. Well, I have news for you – the world calls that […]

The Human Connection: Part 5

Yesterday we learned that we are intrinsically connected to one another and why that is so important to keep that in mind if others are going to experience God through us. Today we are going to go over two final points as we wrap up Part One of the series The Human Connection.  So, we […]