Your Peace Treaty with God

October 12, 2021

The greatest peace treaty of all time was signed at the cross. Jesus reconciled believers to a right relationship with the Father, and now God views us as holy and blameless before Him.…

Making Peace Personal for You

October 5, 2021

God promises His followers His perfect peace. But how do we take hold of that peace and make it our own? Isaiah 26 gives us five fundamentals to consider.…

Visualize Your Peace

September 28, 2021

We all want peace—both in the world and in our lives—but where can we really find it? The answer is found in Jesus, who promises us a peace unlike anything we can experience in the world.…

Your Thoughts, Your Actions, Your Life

September 21, 2021

The Bible makes it clear that thoughts lead to action. That's why we need to be careful what we spend our time pondering. In Philippians, Paul laid down some additional guidelines for what we should be thinking about.…

Hallmarks of a Healthy Church

September 14, 2021

The church is made up of imperfect people, which means there will be times we disagree with one another. The apostle Paul's response to a disagreement at the church at Philippi gives us a good picture of what a healthy church looks like.…

Benefits of Being a Believer

September 7, 2021

What do we have to gain from following Jesus when it might mean losing everything or even costing us our life? Paul laid out five specific benefits that make following Jesus the ultimate privilege.…

What's Your Story?

August 31, 2021

What's your story of how you came to believe in Jesus? Paul's testimony is a good reminder of what we all need to do: throw out our religious résumés and choose a real, authentic relationship with the Lord.…

Getting Along with Other Believers

August 24, 2021

There are many different temperaments in the body of Christ. How can we best get along with one another, as imperfect as we are? Paul set us an excellent example in his friendship with Epaphroditus.…

Being (and Finding) a Good Friend

August 17, 2021

Good friends can be hard to find, but Paul found an excellent friend in his protégé, Timothy. Timothy's life offers four qualities of what a mature friend looks like and how you can be that kind of friend to others.…

Be Humble or You'll Stumble

August 10, 2021

Pride is deadly, but humility is the cure. Jesus is our ultimate example of what humility looks like, and we're called to be just like Him, since the only way to truly be raised up is to go low.…

Take Your Stand

August 3, 2021

How do you stand for Christ in a hostile world? Paul the apostle, who had plenty of experience in this area, spoke of four qualities we should cultivate in our lives.…

How to Deal with Troublemakers

July 27, 2021

Problem people are a problem even in the church. How are we supposed to deal with those who just want to make trouble? Paul gave us some pointers in his letter to the Philippians.…

Love Check

July 20, 2021

The most important expression of Christianity is love. In Paul's letter to the Philippians, we see four attributes of what a mature Christian love looks like. Ultimately, it glorifies God.…

You're a Saint

July 13, 2021

Who exactly can be considered a saint? Is it just someone who dies and is canonized? The opening verses of Philippians give us insight into the qualities of a true saint.…

Starting (and Ending) Well

July 6, 2021

Toward the end of his life, King Saul of Israel admitted that he had "played the fool" (1 Samuel 26:21). He started out so well—what went wrong? And how can we learn from his mistakes?…

The Power of Your Choices

June 29, 2021

Abraham's nephew Lot made a series of choices that set him on a sad trajectory in life: he ended up numb to the sin around him. His example serves as a warning to us today.…

Is God Your Number One?

June 22, 2021

The story of Cain and Abel is essentially a story about the kind of worship that God accepts. Cain's crash and burn serves as a warning for us to make sure the Lord is in first place in our life.…

Your Body Has a Higher Purpose

June 15, 2021

Our culture encourages gluttony, overindulgence, and the pursuit of bodily pleasure. But what Paul wrote about God's purpose for our bodies is utterly countercultural.…

What Grows in Your Soul?

June 8, 2021

Perhaps more of us struggle with bitterness than we'd like to admit. What does the Bible say about this deep-rooted weed? And how can we keep it from growing in our heart?…

Ditching Hypocrisy

June 1, 2021

Sin is serious, especially since our tendency is to hide it behind a mask. Jesus had some tough but necessary words for people who live hypocritical lives.…