God Hears You

Psalm 88:2, Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry! Sometimes we know exactly what to say when we pray. We’ll ask God to protect someone we love, heal their illness, protection for ourselves, to look over our financial situation, whatever it may be. Other times, we may be at a loss…

Worshipping God

Psalm 100:1-2, Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! In 1 Chronicles 16, the ark of the covenant is brought into the tent of meeting and David leads the congregation of people in worship at this church dedication. They are rejoicing that they have…

Following the Heart vs. the Spirit

Psalm 23:3, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Everybody is looking for direction from something in life as a guide to lead to greater fulfilment. Many people look at wrong sources, such as daily horoscopes or the large variety of false religions that teach people they need…

What’s the Desire of Your Heart?

Psalm 37:4, Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. What are the desires of your heart? Our habit as sinners is to desire things that gratify our sinful, fleshly desires. We might say we desire Christ, but as the values of the world bombard us with their false…

Where is God in America?

America has been rapidly falling into moral depravity for several decades, especially of late. Frustrated with all the injustice going on within our country, today I asked myself, “Where is God in the midst of all this corruption?” And immediately God reminded me where we can find Him: in the Church. When we look at…

Staying Tuned to God’s Word

Matthew 11:15, “He who has ears, let him hear.” When one does not adhere to God’s Word and abide in Christ, they will tell Christians many lies that belong to their pagan worldview. They tell us abortion is okay because it’s the woman’s body, ignoring the other body inside her. Autonomy becomes sacred. Almost all sexual…

Rooted in the Faith: Self-Control (Conclusion)

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” This last fruit of the Spirit can cover a wide area of things. I could preach about self-control over anger, sorrow, and any number of temptations. “…for God gave us a spirit…