Have we become so busy in our pursuit for wealth, security, and comfort? Are we complacent with the bare minimum of Christianity? Have we become indifferent towards our spiritual state while focusing solely on our physical stature? If this describes us, we may be a lukewarm Christian. And if this is the case, Jesus says He wants to spit us out. We will be looking at the Laodicea Church's condition of "lukewarmness" and see how similar it is to so many of us in the church. We will also see what the main issue was that led to their lukewarmness. My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will convict us to repent and become zealous for Jesus Christ and His will.Read More
James being a man of prayer opens up his letter calling all believers to pray and he also closes the letter for all believers to again, pray. But, at the end of James, there’s a special call for believers to Pray for One Another. We are called to be a community of believers that pray for those who are sick. And we are to be a community of believers that mutually confess to one another and pray for one another because of the affects sin can have in our lives. This message is to remind us the importance of being part of a community that shares and prays for one another.Read More
In many seasons of life, we go through a stretch where we stray away from God. It can be for different reasons, but we long for a revival in such times; we seek God to restore us, revitalize and reinstall us with His intimate love. We explore through Isaiah chapter 1 in our desire to be revived--to go back to loving God intimately.
Where we turn for comfort and strength in times of great trouble reveals the condition of our hearts.Read More