Have you ever had a door slammed in your face? Sometimes even heaven's door can seem to close on us. It can be painful and frustrating, especially when we're so sure we were right. When we face these situations and attempt to regroup, some things need to be considered from God's Word.
Each of us needs prayer. We need to connect to Gods heart and believe we are loved, our lives matter, and we have a purpose. But we dont always know how to pray or what to say. We dont know who God is in order to talk with Him. No wonder the disciples came to Jesus and said, Lord, teach us to pray.
God's open doors are typically invitations to make our life count. Ultimately, God opened the Door for us so we might open doors for others. Why would we opt to live that way? Let's learn more about learning to live what Jesus calls, "the abundant life."
Making decisions is an important and often difficult part of life. We want guarantees. Christ's followers need to be good choosers when faced with doors of opportunity. Let's learn how to determine what is best so our love for God and one another might overflow.
Sometimes God opens doors to us, which lead to an adventure we never anticipated. These doors can take us in directions and to exciting places we never dreamed of. When God opened a door to Abraham, he entered and thereby set into motion God's rescue plan for the world. Join us as we learn to recognize open doors from God and know when to enter them.
With all the loneliness in the world, sometimes we need a special friend with whom we can openly safely share our most intimate thoughts. Someone who is always there when we need them with encouragements and affirmations. We need God with skin on.
Do you believe in prayer? Should you believe in prayer? Do others realize you believe in prayer? What should you believe about prayer?
Prayer is a gift given to us from our great God, a privilege. It means we can connect with the Creator of the universe, and it is an important part of our walk with Him. Let's look at an incredible New Testament story that reveals the power of prayer among believers in Christ.
How is your prayer life? Prayer is the language of faith and a privilege of intimacy with the Lord of the cosmos. God is in the business of erasing our naughty deeds and restoring us and transforming us. He does not want to leave us stuck in the same destructive patterns of our sin and shame, but desires to maximize our created best potential as His beloved children.
As human beings, we seem to be fascinated by the subject of greatness. We talk of greatness in the world of sports. Historians talk of great statesmen, great Presidents. In entertainment, we argue over who are the greatest actors or movies or bands of all time. In our story for today we find Jesus giving His take on the subject of greatness.
Have you ever been written off as a hopeless cause by people around you or even by yourself? Have you ever written someone else off as a lost cause? If so, I'm glad you're listening in because our story for today has something for you and me to take to heart.
The Easter story is filled with many "Re" words, and they jump out at us as we read this story. We can re-joice because the Good News re-garding Easter is for us. We are re-minded that death is defeated. Let's explore the meaning of these words and many others in our Easter message. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Many of us think that if we had more money, it would be the answer to all our problems. Would it? Would we be happier? Would we be blessed? Or would we look in the mirror and still see great problems that cause stress?
You've probably heard the statement, "Don't just sit there. Do something!" Well Jesus turns that statement around. We need to not just be always doing, doing, doing but to sit there and enjoy His company with us. Jesus wants to write these words upon our hearts today, "Remember, every minute together with me is precious."
"Do you love me?" is a question asked in almost every human heart. We all need to hear and feel that we are loved. It is also the question Jesus asks Peter in our story today. How much do YOU love Jesus? Both relieving and challenging, Jesus' response to Peter's answer has a message for us.