Son-Ripened Fruit

The fruit of the Spirit is not something we get from Festival or Cub. We don’t get it from a seed packet, or a street market. We do not borrow, buy, or inherit. It is something that must be home grown. It is something that comes from the inside out. Stuart Briscoe...

God’s Gift of Joy

A little girl is sitting on her grandpa’s lap rattling off her long Christmas list. The grandfather recognized that this was “a teachable moment,” and so he said, “Honey, it’s more blessed to give than it is to receive.” To which the granddaughter replied, “I know...

Present Suffering and Future Glory

In the wake of the murders in New York and the horrific shootings in a Texas church we all are looking for answers and for healing. With that in mind this passage came to mind that I believe will be helpful to us as we see that the whole creation is so broken it is...

Thankful For the Little Things

As we all walk through life, there are definite moments when you know God is reveling Himself to you in a special and unique way.  I experienced this recently when I was waiting at the doctor’s office.  I’ve been doing a LOT of that lately.  To keep myself occupied...

How Big Is Your God Box?

This coming Sunday we’ll be talking about faith. The message is titled “How Big is Your God Box” You see I believe that our faith in God is measured by our experience with faith and so we created a “box” inside which we trust God but...