Let's Talk Prejudice
Prejudice is pre-judgment of others. Without realizing it, we see someone and immediately a signal is sent to our brain assessing the value of that person (or group of people) as though we have a right to rank them in a certain class. It’s as though we have an inner grid built in our brain that causes us to evaluate an individual based upon their accent, color of skin, socio-economic status, education, or even body size. In the beginning God created all of humankind in His own image, with great worth and value. When we look down upon another person because of the color of their skin, for example, we are actually looking down at the living God who has breathed into all humanity His very life. And it is not good to look down at God.
Essential Steps for Success in 2018
Do you want to be in a different place this time next year? The steps you take today matter. A willingness to follow in Christ’s footsteps proves that you are willing to be obedient. Even it is baby steps, God is pleased with your desire to follow His direction and He will lead you to a place of purpose, peace, and joy—and yes, success. But not the world’s kind of success. The kind of success that heaven is interested in is the kind that points the world toward Christ.
Busting the Myths About Church
Why, What, & Who: Prelude to Legacy 2:10
The Journey of Holy Week
No App For That
State of the Church 2017
Most of us want to be successful in 2017. We have every intention of follow- ing through with our new resolutions—staying on budget, exercising, eating healthy, managing our family well, treating co-workers better, keeping a positive attiude. But we also know that each day brings with it various obstacles and challenges. Being successful in heaven’s eyes is not about doing everything perfect. The Lord knows our good intentions. God also knows the pitfalls that lie ahead. Somehow we must see and discover for ourselves even if its through adversity, that true success is walking in the light of God’s presence. Success is not about living in step with this world, but according to God’s principles revealed to us in His eternal Word.
Nova-When God Does Something New
Happy New Year! Join us as we talk about new beginnings! Genesis 1:1-8 NLT 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day. 6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7 And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8 God called the space “sky.”And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.