Day 7:What’s Next

Day 7: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. We have journeyed on this seven day devotional for our Heart for the House together. The question is, “What’s next for…

Day 6: Our Specific Needs

Day 6: Matthew 7:9-11 Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give…

Day 5: How good it is to live in unity

Day 5 Jesus Christ and His Church are the spiritual model of the human institution known as marriage. Jesus is the Groom and the Church is His bride. We the Church, collectively are the bride. Each individual follower of Christ is a crucial component of the Church and Christ Himself sanctifies us and prepares us,…

Day 4: Heart for the House

Day 4: Proverbs 22:6 ESV Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. I remember growing up and going with my mom and dad to church. I was always excited to go because I knew that I was going to see my…

Day 3: Members of the Church

Day 3 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 The Use of Spiritual Gifts 12 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no…

Day 2: Our Pastors, Church Leaders, Lead Dream Team Members

Day 2: 1 Thessalonians 5:12 (NIV) Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Our Pastors, Church Leaders and our Lead Dream Team Members. They play significant roles in front view and behind the scenes, they race to…

Day 1: Heart for Our City

Day 1: Luke 9:51-56 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. But they did not…

Tough Mudder and a Journey in Christianity

S. Lewis: “If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” Several years ago I purchase two tickets to Tough Mudder, happening just west of Austin.  And while you don’t have to be a triathlete to get through it, it certainly does help. I have a family history…

Always Changing

I don’t know about you but some changes set my nerves on fire. Rattling my cage, so to speak. I’ve never been the laid back type that can roll with the punches. While there are times when change is good I have to admit that most of the time I like the status quo. Knowing…

Stewardship

Jesus was the best teacher that ever walked the face of the earth, but of all the stories this master storyteller told the parable of the talents stands out to me the most. For those of you that know the story everyone yearns to be five-bag guy. For some background information read Matthew 25:14-30. Being in…

Of Wealth and Insulation

  The king has his castle. The peasant his hovel. And so, it is the way of the world and of us all. I have talked about my trips to Haiti with lots of people. Usually to the point of their boredom. And for that, my sincerest apologies. I had gleaned more from my first…

A thing or two about revival

The random revival of things in this world (pants, shoes, and haircuts) pale in comparison to a spiritual revival.