Avoiding Pride

On Sunday, April 14th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

When it comes to the subject of pride, people are all over the map. You see, there is no person on the planet the doesn’t struggle with Pride. Pride is at the heart of original sin. We’re reminded today that avoiding pride is God’s will for our lives and is one piece in the beautiful … Continued

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Being There

On Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

Paul writes in Romans 12:15 “rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep”, and of course, all of us would wholeheartedly agree! When someone is celebrating, we celebrate alongside them. When someone is sad and overwhelmed, our hearts go out to them. But while we believe we should, it’s not always easy … Continued

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Blessing Persecutors

On Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

Today we come to a mark of the Christian life that sets us apart from what people believe is “normal behavior”. Most people will tell you “If someone hurts you…hurt them back.” “If someone takes advantage of you…write them off.” “If someone persecutes you…never speak to them again.” But today we’re reminded that Christians don’t … Continued

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Showing Hospitality

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

In all the things we can do to show our Christian faith, one of the simplest is to show hospitality to people. In fact, truth be told, it’s not just the simplest ways but it’s also one of the most effective! People don’t want to hear what you believe as much as they want to … Continued

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Contributing to the Need

On Sunday, March 31st, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

Unfortunately, in today’s church-life, people often believe that the church should give to them rather than them giving to the church. Now, should the church provide for its members, visitors and guests? Absolutely! The church is all about serving others no matter what! But members, visitors and guests who are Christians are part and parcel … Continued

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Being Constant in Prayer

On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

Prayer is one of the single most amazing gifts that God gives to us. We’re allowed to come into God’s presence! We’re allowed to speak to the Lord of the Universe without fear! We’re allowed to speak to the Lord as we would to a best friend or a trusted father! Amazing and wonderful! And … Continued

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Being Patient in Trials

On Sunday, March 24th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

Patience isn’t typically a human strong-suit. Patience isn’t something we human beings are very good at. We’re impatient when we’re young and not much changes as we age! And this is particularly true when it comes to suffering. When we suffer trials and tribulations brought on by this world, we want the Lord to fix … Continued

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Rejoicing in Hope

On Friday, March 22nd, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

One of the more difficult things about our world is that it can flat out make you sad. How many times have you thought to yourself “I have to stop watching the news on TV…it’s just depressing!” And yet, as a Christian living in what can be a “depressing” world, we are called to “rejoice”…but … Continued

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Serving the Lord

On Sunday, March 17th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

This week’s focus seems obvious and yet, it’s still a struggle. We are not called to serve ourselves…which is our go to…but we are called to serve the Lord in every way and every day. Interestingly, serving the Lord is actually best accomplished by serving others. In saying that we’re reminded that the order of … Continued

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Showing Honor

On Thursday, March 14th, 2019 in The Tapestry of Christian Living

We come to a very important place in our Lenten journey together. Today’s society desperately needs to hear the message today. You see we live in a very disrespectful time in history where people freely and openly combine a very judgmental spirit with a very sharp tongue. As Christians we are called to act like … Continued

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