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Whose prayer does God listen to?

Luke 18:10-14 (NLT) 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I...

Getting Connected

If you take a walk through the New Testament, you will see the amazing experience of encountering Jesus.  Jesus began teaching and people were amazed at what he said.  They saw his love for them and felt the challenge he placed on their lives.  It was so obvious that...

Baptism

Jesus said: Matthew 28:18-19, NLT  “Jesus came and told his disciples…go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The word “baptize” simply means to dip, or plunge, or immerse...

A Mother’s Life

I had a great conversation with my mother this last week.  I called her and asked her what she wants for mother’s day.  My mom told me that she wants to know that her children have spent time thinking about her.  She said it is less about gifts and more about time.  A...

Relationships

We love to make progress and to succeed.  When you go to work you can measure progress.  When you stay at work for two extra hours, you get stuff done.  When you come home, it is hard to measure progress. At home there aren’t any awards banquets and promotions and...

SOL or QOL?

There is a relationship between your ability to follow Christ and let Jesus lead your life and your willingness to get your financial house in order. Luke 16:13 (NLT)  “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one...