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Have you ever stopped to consider how much joy is lost in the pursuit of selfishness? Jesus teaches that joy is found in taking what we know to be true and letting it change the way we live. The secret to securing real joy in our lives is found through humility and service.
What can we learn about following Christ from a Fig Tree? What was Jesus teaching about following Him by cursing a fruit tree and halting everything at the temple? Jesus has another lesson for us on faith but it is easy to miss it. Genuine followers of Jesus Christ have an active faith which produces […]
Are you a fearful person or a faithful person? Are you a worrier? Have you ever sensed God prompting you to obedience and trust, yet held back because of fear of what others would think of what it might cost you? In Luke 12, Jesus is encouraging his followers to live by faith and not […]
Don Whipple is the Executive Director of Bethesda Outreach Ministries. It is a ministry in South Africa to Orphans. Don presents three questions to consider from the book of James about our relationship with the Lord. It is so easy to be deceived and the danger is to genuinely miss the reality of the deception. […]
“I can forgive, but I will never forget.” Perhaps you have heard someone say something similar to that statement. Forgiveness is something that everyone wants to receive but find it difficult to give to others. However, to truly follow Christ is to forgive like Christ. We are most like Christ when we are forgiving. Our […]
Responding to the call to Follow Christ requires faith and obedience. The objective in Following Christ is to learn from Him and become like Him. This journey of faith can seem risky and scary until we see Jesus in all His glory. The drive to Follow Christ is fueled by beholding His glory. Unfortunately the […]
Faith is an amazing thing. It is impossible to separate ourselves from living by faith. Every day we are confronted by things that we must make a choice to either believe or reject. The question that we explore this morning is “Is following Jesus worth the risk?” Following Jesus requires undivided faith that God’s economy […]