Mary vs. Martha

This week our pastor Jon Chasteen preached a wonderful sermon about a topic we’ve heard preached many times. He however, preached it differently than most sermons on that topic.

It was wonderful and insightful and flowed with a theme the Holy Spirit has been threading through the last several sermons, being present in the moment.

We all know the story of Martha and Mary where Martha was busy and Mary was seemingly doing nothing, sitting at the feet of Jesus.

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A Lesson from Downton Abbey, the Movie.

I’ve been a Downton Abbey fan for a long time. I’ve been to see the new movie twice now. It was fun entertainment, but something I didn’t expect happened while I was watching it.

I got a spiritual lesson straight from above.

Without providing too much of a spoiler alert, warning there might be a little… let me continue.

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Paper Armor

Sometimes even after walking with the Lord for as long as I have He will still stop me in my tracks and say, “Really?” That is when I lean my ear into the Holy Spirit, because I know He is about to correct me. I am trusting that He does this for us all.

I have a heart for the truth so when this happens I always get excited. I love when he reveals the truth behind a scripture I thought I knew!

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We Can Fight the Enemy, But Can We Submit to God?

If you have been a Christian for longer than a day you have either heard about or engaged in spiritual warfare. We have an enemy who is out to get us, this we know.

We have armor, we have weapons, we are in a battle.

Life is not easy. Just about the time we think we have it all figured out, something hard hits us and down we go. We get up, check our armer, sharpen our weapons, and stand. We have practiced this over and over. We have memorized important scriptures on spiritual warfare and we use them.

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Monday Meditation – Matthew 25:23

December 5, 2016

today’s meditation verse…

Matthew 25:23  His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!’

I think it is safe to say that the world is longing for joy. It is that ultimate feeling that overshadows all other emotions. That first feeling of being ‘in love’ is joyous and often gives way as true love, commitment, settles in and we do the right thing whether it feels joyous or not.

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I Can’t Take the Pressure! Part Three

December 8, 2014

Well by now hopefully you have read Part 1, Part 2 and the cheat.  But I wanted to write one more post pulling this all together for you.

As we saw in part 1 the choice that Jesus requires us to make is the narrow path.  That path is one where there is a guarantee of obstacles which will cause us to feel pressure in our lives.  This narrow gate leads us to a journey that while facing these obstacles through study of the word, leaning to the Holy Spirit for constant guidance and determination to seek first the kingdom while having a firm resolve to not give up no matter what, we will find a life of divine peace, joy and pleasure.  Continue reading