God commanded man to love their neighbor so the Pharisees redefined the word neighbor; limiting it to a small select group of people. Jesus taught that your enemy is your neighbor and then, in love, He practiced what he preached; demonstrating His love toward us in that while we were sinners- even enemies of God- […]
Worship is first about God. We are to praise Him; to see Him and exult in what we see. But we are also placed in the church by God to use our spiritual gifts. Do you come to church to use your spiritual gifts? Are you looking for people to whom you can minister? A […]
For Christians, the severest, most painful disappointments come not from the wickedness of the unbelieving world but from other sheep within the church. Sheep are definitely capable of harming other sheep, sinning against them in a variety of ways, such as attacking them with wicked words that include gossip & slander, ostracizing them from fellowship.- […]
Love must not be in word only, but in deed and in truth (I John 3:18). Paul has told the Thessalonians how much he loves them, but now he points to concrete evidence. I Thessalonians 3:1-5 shows the kind of actions that flow from love. Listen as Pastor Matt shows three signs of genuine love […]
Euodia & Syntyche had a problem. They looked for faults in one another. They focused on where they disagreed to the point that they saw little use for one another. They dwelled on what the other was wrong about. They dwelled on what was not respectable in the other. They likely picked at areas where […]
“Ultimate reality is a community of persons who know and love one another. That is what the universe, God, history, and life is all about. We believe the world was made by a God who is a community of persons who have loved each other for all eternity.”-Tim Keller Walk with Pastor David Province through […]
Why are there so many unmotivated professing Christians? See from Philippians 1:9-11 where God sets the bar concerning our love of the brother, our knowledge of His Word, and our dedication to persevering to the end.
Is the state of other people’s souls any of our concern? Why should I care if people within the Church are genuinely converted? Moreover, can you really know at all? If so, how can we know if another person is genuinely in Christ? And lastly, what should we do differently once we have discerned that […]