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What to Expect this Year

God is not going to waste this coming year with you. God is going to do something significant in your life. I’m not a prophet, but I can with great confidence say that this year God is going to try to teach you about love: loving Him, loving others and loving you. These lessons on love will come from God’s Word, be illuminated by the Holy Spirit, exemplified by Jesus, and experienced in real life.

These lessons on love will cover five aspects of love.

  • How to receive God’s love
  • How to express love to God
  • How to love others
  • How to receive love from others
  • How to love yourself

God is going to work on those five aspects of love in your life. God is love and He wants you to be like Him. Let’s begin by defining what love is and then unpack each one. What is love? The Bible describes four different types of love. Continue reading

Five Relationship Connections

Today is Reconnect Sunday. I want us to think about the five relationship connections we all experience. God wants you to grow in all five of these. These five relationship connections are crucial for your spiritual growth, joy, and peace.

The five relationship connections are…

  • God’s relationship with you
  • Your relationship with God
  • Your relationship with others
  • Others relationship with you
  • Your relationship with you

Before we look at each one, let me give you some general observations. Continue reading

Unmanaged Anxiety (Luke 10:38-42, Part 1)

You anxiety is talking to you. Your anxiety is trying to convince you that if you don’t do something then something bad will happen or it will not get done right. You are the only one who can do this. Your anxiety will tell you that you are not good enough and you are not worthy enough and that’s why people leave you. Your anxiety wants you to believe that if you have enough information, knowledge, and wisdom then you will have all the answer then you will be successful and people will like you. Anxiety will work you to death by convincing you that you have to be there for everyone and that you are less of a person if you say no. Anxiety wants you to believe that you must make everyone happy and you need their approval and acceptance to be happy. Continue reading

A Definition of Depression

A simple definition of depression is an emotional heaviness that weighs down the heart. If you place a heavy object on a heart-shaped pillow filled with foam rubber, the pillow will become pressed down (de-pressed). If you remove the heavy object, the pillow will pop back up to its original form. The same is true for the human heart. When “pressed down” due to pressure from situations, your heart is designed by God to rebound once the pressure is removed. Continue reading

When is it right to be angry?

The Bible says, “Be angry and do not sin” (Eph. 3:26, HCSB), be “slow to become angry” (James 1:19, HCSB), and says of Jesus that He became “indignant” (a form of anger, Mark 10:14). Statements like these give indication that we can become angry at the right time and for the right reasons. So, when is it right to be angry? Here are four times when it is right to get mad. Continue reading

Different Types of Anger

Over the next few blogs I will be addressing the emotion and attitude of anger. Anger itself is not a sin, but often times our anger leads us to do sinful things. This is what the Bible is referring to when it says, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you” (Eph. 4:26; Ps. 4:4). Let’s identify eleven different types of anger. Continue reading

Putting Jesus First

There are five questions you can ask if you want to know whether or not Jesus is first in your life. Many people say they love Jesus and He is first in their life, but they live like the world does. If Jesus is not first in these areas of your life then He is not first in your life at all. To guide us through the questions let’s use the acronym FIRST. Continue reading

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