“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. (2 Peter 1:3) One of the most unbelievable attributes of God is that although he has limitless power, God chooses to share this abundant power with his creation.
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God can do extraordinary things in the lives of ordinary people who are willing to trust God with what they have. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just didn't know what to do? Maybe you had a really important decision to make. Maybe it was a major crisis. Maybe one of your children is out of control. Maybe if you’re like me, you went and did
“My friends, what good is it for one of you to say you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you?” (James 2:14) The founder of the Methodism, John Wesley emphasized "inward and outward holiness", which stressed the essential link between heart holiness and holy living. There was a time however when Wesley struggle to understand what God was truly calling him to do
What does Jesus really mean when he says, 'Be perfect...'? Have you ever scratched your head over Jesus' call to 'Be perfect' in Matthew 5.48? You are not alone—Some Bible passages and concepts seem to hit a nerve in believers more than others. I can always tell which ones people are challenged by the most because I receive a higher than usual number of ‘What should I do about this?’ or
In a world increasingly full of scams, we have learned to be wary of any opportunity that appears too good to be true. Many of us miss out on amazing opportunities because we fear the pain and humiliation of falling victim to the latest fraudulent scheme. We are quick to reject any offer accompanied by a “free gift” or a once-in-a-lifetime deal. While this may be a wise decision
This weekend Emerson Theater presents their Original Summer Youth Theater VIRTUAL Production - "What in the World?!" Written and created by the participants of this year’s summer youth program. Shows will be presented virtually through the On The Stage online platform. Shows are this Friday, July 10 at 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at bit.ly.whatintheworld and are $10. A link to the performances will be provided
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6. These amazing words of hope from Paul are words we so desperately seek today—a source of unity coming to our communities, our churches, and our world today.
He was a devout man, no doubt about that at all. He prayed daily, studied the scriptures with fervor, ministered to the sick, and offered comfort and counsel to those who grieved. He was a regular in worship, in fact he was thought to have his own pew that many believed may had been bequeathed to him by God. He worshipped God with everything he had. When the congregation sang,
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16, one of the most recognizable and hailed Bible verses in all of Christianity. Though short in length, this verse is deeply profound, defining the essence and values of Christian religion at its core and arguably defining the meaning and example of love