No us versus them

No us versus them

We expect there to be divisions in the world, but when it creeps into the church, that’s another thing.  Many times in Scripture we are told that we are one in Christ. The prayer that Jesus prayed before he went to the cross expresses his heart’s desire for believers:...
Fear Not

Fear Not

Two weeks ago, Pastor Ben brought a message about fear and anxiety.  The first thing that popped into my mind was a phrase, “Fear has torment.”  1 John 4:18 says “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.  But he who...
Do to Others

Do to Others

Do to Other Matthew 7:12: “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”  Just about everyone knows this Scripture in some form that is known as the “Golden Rule.”  When I was a very young person, I had a...
Do to Others

The Broken Wall

Eph. 2:14 NLT “For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when in his own body on the cross he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.”  Racial divisions are nothing new.  All through the Old Testament we read...
Fear Not

You will receive power

Last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost Sunday which commemorates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit for the first time and the birth of the New Testament Church.  The disciples and other believers, a total of 120, were gathered in an upper room praying and waiting,...
Fear Not

Love one Another

We are told 12 times in the New Testament to love one another and love for each other is referred to six more times.  Not only that, we are told to love our neighbor; and if that wasn’t command enough, we are told to love our neighbors as ourselves!! What does it mean...