Have you ever been disappointed with God, maybe even angry with Him? If we are honest, there are times and places in all of our hearts where the answer to this question is a painful “yes.” God’s grace uses these moments to expose the deeply rooted deception of our hearts. Here in Jonah chapter 4 […]
It is solely because of God’s love that anyone truly repents. Without God’s love helping us to sin our sin and the weight of its consequences, no one would ever repent. God uses a combination of His Word, His Spirit, and His people to communicate that love in our lives. This is where we find […]
We can all identify with the struggle of wanting to change but failing. Failure only makes us feel worse. We want to repent but it doesn’t seem to work. It is only the grace of God that will not let us alone and keeps patiently exposing our hearts. Remember, God is aimed at exposing your […]
If God responded to us the way that we respond to other people, none of us would ever have been saved. We are more like Jonah than we want to admit. God’s Word always calls for a response. Is it possible that in some way we are running from God right now?
Pride comes before a fall. We all struggle with prideful hearts and we all have known personal sin and failure. The question we explore today is what happens when we fall. How do you respond to personal sin and failure? When followers fail, they find forgiveness and grace through humility and repentance.
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.
“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 […]