God is Life

The past few weeks we've been discussing the difference between thriving and striving. Are you thriving--allowing God to grow you? Or are you striving--trying in vain to grow yourself? This week we want to focus on God as life. Life is kind of important for thriving, isn’t it? Jesus explained this in John 15:5-8. The Message …

Crossroads

In the past week I travelled from southeast Nebraska to west central Missouri. It’s a road trip I’ve made numerous times and it’s always been very direct and easy to navigate. Until this Missouri River Flood of 2011. The road I normally travel was closed due to flooding and some alternate routes were under construction. …

The Shepherd’s Oil

In our summer Bible study this week, the theme was Anointing. We looked at how David was chosen by God for a specific task – king over His people. This was an anointing or CALL for service. Just like David was anointed for a higher purpose, we are anointed by God’s Spirit to fulfill our …

Clay and the Potter

A question of fairness came up in our summer Bible study this week.  Specifically, why does God choose some to follow Him while others live and die on earth without ever knowing Jesus as their Savior? (John 15:16, Ephesians 1:4-5, 1 Peter1:1-2, Colossians 3:12) Good question. I can add it to the list of other …