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Change Begins in You (10-19-2022)

Anger can be such a destructive emotion. But as long as you don’t kill somebody, you’re cool, right? Jesus tells us that we better think again. You see, he’s not just concerned with our destructive hands, he’s also concerned with our destructive heart and our destructive mouth. Even if you never lay an angry hand on that man in real life, imagining…

Change Begins in You (10-18-2022)

I’ve seen several 10 commandments displays around our community and am so thankful they are posted here because they are God’s standard for morality. Don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t murder, don’t cheat on our spouse, don’t love something more than God, and so on. But they are a double-edged sword. Not only do they call us to do what’s right, they also…

Change Begins in You (10-17-2022)

This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine. Did you sing that song as a child? Jesus said in Matthew 5:14 that Christians are the light of the world. And you would be crazy to try to hide that light. Nobody lights a candle and covers it with a basket. Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m going to…

Change Begins in You (10-14-2022)

Does it feel like things in our area are decaying? Well, it needs some salt. And if you are a follower of Christ, you are that salt our community sorely needs. Jesus said in Matthew 5:13, you are the salt of the earth. As salt flavors the food we eat, we should add a godly flavor to our community. And as salt…

Change Begins in You (10-13-2022)

Do you ever feel like you have a target on your back in today’s culture because you are a Christian? That’s certainly true in other countries, but it’s increasingly true here in America where aggressive godlessness is growing. Now, we shouldn’t be surprised. Jesus said like they hated him, they’d hate us. But never forget that even when you are mistreated and…

Change Begins in You (10-12-2022)

Are you a peace-breaker, peace-faker, or peace-maker? A peace-breaker always stirs up drama in everybody’s life. A peace-faker pretends they have peace but is actually just sweeping their problems under the rug, resolving nothing. But a peace-maker doesn’t look to create problems but definitely works to resolve them in a way that honors God when problems do come. So, which one do…

Changes Begins in You (10-11-2022)

We in the South love to say, “Well, bless your heart.” God does indeed want to bless your heart because your heart is the key to one day seeing God. But it takes a pure heart. Jesus said in Matthew 5:8, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. But nobody’s born with a pure heart. We’re born sinners…

Change Begins in You (10-10-2022)

I absolutely love receiving mercy. Don’t you? Mercy is not receiving the bad thing you deserve. Like instead of getting a fired for missing that project deadline, your boss gives you an extension. That’s mercy. Or like the police officer giving you a warning instead of that ticket for speeding. That’s mercy. And I love receiving it. Everybody does. But do you…

Change Begins in You (10-07-2022)

As a father of five kids, I’ve heard the phrase “I’m hungry” or “I’m thirsty” innumerable times over the years. Sometimes it’s like, dude, we just got up from the table. You can’t be hungry. You can’t be thirsty. But if my children were actually hungry or thirsty, I’d do everything in my power to make sure they were filled with good…

Changes Begins in You (10-06-2022)

Have you ever heard that the meek shall inherit the earth? Jesus said that in Matthew 5:4. Now, to be meek doesn’t mean you are weak or wimpy. Meekness is choosing to bring your strength under self-control so that you can be gentle to others. Now when the world hears that, they say, “Are you crazy? The meek will be torn to…