Contributed on Nov 30, 2007
How focusing on Christ cheers me up even in the midst of the mess of life.
"I have told you this, so that you might have peace in your hearts because of me. While you are in the world you will have to suffer. But CHEER UP! I have defeated the world! Jesus - John 16:33 (CEV) The topic today is “How to Cheer Up,” so I thought I would begin by reading some excerpts ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2007
How Christ’s humanity provides for my success over the devil, fear of death, and temptation.
Defeating My Greatest Enemies! How Christ’s Humanity Provides Dominion Over the Devil, Death, and Temptation. Part 2 of 5 in the series, Finding Calm in the Chaos, How Christmas Brings Peace We’re in our Christmas series but we’re not reading from the traditional Christmas story. Our ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2007
Habits for becoming a more confident person.
[Part 3 of 5 in the series, "Finding Calm in the Chaos"] We’re in our Christmas series “Finding Calm in the Chaos.” I was reading John Baker’s personal testimony the other day and he said something that caught my attention that goes right along with our series. Baker is the founder of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2007
Finding grace to help when I need it most in the REST that God offers me TODAY by trusting in His Word.
In his book, “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which was later made into a movie starring Will Smith, Chris Gardner tells of his childhood memories and how he and his sister Ophelia coped with being poor. “Ophelia and I lived vicarious lives as we played a game we made up with the household’s ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2007
How to follow Christ’s example of finding joy while we’re enduring life’s chaos.
HOW TO ENJOY LIFE & NOT JUST ENDURE IT, How Christ’s Suffering Changes My Perspective About Difficult Times (Hebrews chapter five) Today’s message is our last (for now) in the series from the letter to the Hebrew Christians of the First Century but I hope we can revisit this letter at a later ...read more