Hope Clarified

The following is a recap of the Sunday AM message from 8.10.2014. Context: The Thessalonians were not sure what happens to those who die before Christ returns. Paul gives an assurance that they will not miss out on the glory that will come when Christ returns! Theme:...
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Characteristics of Prayer

The points below are from the Wednesday devotional given by Jake Swanson on May 7, 2014.  1. Prayer is to God – 12:5 Reminds us that we are dependent on God!   2. The church prays – 10:2 Prayer expresses a relationship with God or a desire for a relationship with...
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Praying for Effectiveness

“Dear Lord, please help us to reach our community for you. Amen.” Do you desire to reach your community for Christ? Are you praying effectively to do so? Does God’s Word give any direction regarding what effective gospel ministry looks like?   Gleaning from...
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One Anothering

How’s your “one anothering” going this year? “What’s that?” you say. Something that God emphasizes repeatedly in the New Testament. In fact, over 50 passages talk about how we are are to treat “one another.” Something that God...
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