Relationships are our greatest treasures in life. When we get to the end of our lives, we won’t be thinking about how much we have in the bank; we’ll be thinking about the people in our lives. Whether we realize it or not, there’s a real desire for community and real authentic relationships. But at.. read more →

05 Feb 2018
February 5, 2018

Be Transformed

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Have you been a Christian for a while but you’re struggling to live a transformed life? The truth is, transformation is an ongoing process for Christians until they get to heaven, so we might as well accept that. In the meantime, there are some basic principles that can help us understand transformation and how we.. read more →

18 Dec 2017
December 18, 2017

Kingdom Character: Purpose in Suffering

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To wrap up this series, let’s talk about suffering and why God allows it. Notice that I didn’t say that God causes suffering; He allows it. There is a huge difference. And here’s some good news: there is a purpose in suffering. Here is the main verse that we’ve been studying throughout this series: Therefore,.. read more →

04 Dec 2017
December 4, 2017

Kingdom Character: Growing in Wisdom

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Wisdom is something that most people want more of in their lives. We understand the importance of making wise decisions today in order to have a better future. But where does wisdom come from? And how do we get it? First, understand that God grants us the spirit of wisdom & revelation. In fact, Proverbs.. read more →

20 Nov 2017
November 20, 2017

Kingdom Character: Growing in Joy

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Joy is something that everyone wants, but most never find true, deep joy. Joy is not only a fruit of the Spirit; it’s also a spiritual power with a force behind it. It’s more than “happiness” (which is fleeting). The true joy of the Lord is sustaining; we find this to be true especially when.. read more →

13 Nov 2017
November 13, 2017

Kingdom Character: Growing in Peace

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If you turn on the television or radio or observe social media, much of what you’ll see is trouble, heartache, and fear. Peace is something that people desire to have down deep inside, but it’s not easy to achieve without God. Jesus knew that we would face trouble in this world when He said to.. read more →

God wants us to mature in our character to become more like Christ, and self-control is an area that people can get the wrong idea about. When you hear the words, “self-control,” don’t hear, “You have to do it all on your own.” That’s not true. We can’t do everything by our own self-will. The.. read more →

02 Oct 2017
October 2, 2017

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty

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Probably for most of us, honesty seems like a pretty easy topic. We don’t outright lie to people or tell lies, so honesty is one of those “been there – done that” subjects. But I think that God wants us to grow in character in the area of honesty and to challenge ourselves to really.. read more →

25 Sep 2017
September 25, 2017

Kingdom Character: Growing in Compassion

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What comes to mind when you think of compassion? Maybe giving to the poor … helping someone in need … your heart being moved for someone else and their situation. Perhaps you think of the compassion that God showed in sending Jesus to reconcile us to Himself. Regardless, one thing is certain: God’s heart beats.. read more →

We live in such a materialistic, success-driven world. It seems that everyone is looking out for number one – for themselves. But God calls His people to live differently: He calls us to live generously in every way, every single day. In order to honor God and live generously, our character needs to be refined.. read more →