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Pioneers or settlers?

January 18, 2019 | faith, mindset, mission, pioneering, rise up, settler

“Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.” — Psalms 145:4 (NLT) We are always only one generation away from a failure to pass on the faith. I’m thankful that over 2,000 years ago the Lord Jesus passed it on to His disciples, who passed it on to the… Read more »

The only thing that counts is…

November 3, 2017 | Christ, faith, legalism, license, licentiousness, love, Spirit

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.” – Galatians 5:6 (ESV). “Neither moral exertion nor moral failure counts. Period.” – Tim Keller, Galatians For You The apostle Paul wrote that the only thing that counts is “faith working through love.” Neither circumcision [representing legalism, which… Read more »

Set Free by Faith

October 1, 2017 | Galatians 2:11 - 3:14 | exposition, faith

Freedom is connected to our faith. The word “faith” appears 12 times in today’s reading. Paul emphasized that it is faith in Christ that truly sets us free, not our own works of the law. In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches, he told them that true freedom came not by works of the law, but by faith in Christ Jesus alone. Faith in Christ alone is the only way to experience true freedom.

The 4 Commitments of Life Changing Small Groups

August 25, 2016 | church growth, community groups, faith, fellowship, Gary Combs, koinonia, small groups

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42 ESV). We’re not a church with small groups. We’re a church of small groups. Our church started in my living room with seven people. So, we’ve considered small groups to be one of the keys to fulfilling our… Read more »

Paul: A Relentless Faith

May 29, 2016 | Acts 20:17-28 | character study, faith

In the book of Acts, we see that God used the relentless faith of Paul to expand and establish the church in the 1st century. We can learn from Paul how to have a faith that allows us to live for Christ, redefine our life’s value, and to care for the church.

Mary: A Willing Faith

May 22, 2016 | Luke 1:26-38 | character study, faith

In the book of Luke, God spoke through the angel Gabriel to Mary to announce that she would give birth to a son who would be the Messiah, the Son of God. Mary willingly received and believed God’s Word. She became a willing vessel of God’s Word. We can have a faith like Mary’s that willing receives and believes God’s Word.

Peter: A Bold Faith

May 15, 2016 | Luke 5:1-11 | character study, faith

In the book of Luke, Jesus called Peter to make a bold step of faith to leave everything and follow Him. Peter decided to boldly follow Jesus. We can have the same kind of faith as Peter. Jesus is calling each of us to follow Him.

Ruth: A Redeeming Faith

May 9, 2016 | Ruth 1:15-18 | character study, faith

In the book of Ruth, the Moabite widow named Ruth put her faith in the redeeming power of the God of Israel to rescue and redeem her and her mother-in-law Naomi. We can have faith in the redeeming power of God today. The text gives three steps on how to have a redeeming faith like Ruth’s.