Paul encouraged Timothy to fan into flame the gift of God, reminding him that the Spirit God gives us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. It’s easy, however, to become timid and slip into a spirit of fear, which ultimately cripples our effectiveness at carrying out the good works that God has equipped us to do. What makes you fearful? Whatever it is, it can be overcome by simply taking God at His word and trusting His promises.
Spirit of Fear
Overcoming your fears by learning to take God at His Word
June 8, 2017 • Andrew Davenport • 2 Timothy 1:1-8
One Thing I Do Know
I was blind but now I see • January 11, 2018 • Dave Hubbard
When someone – for any number of reasons – begins to consider getting some religion in their life… or maybe going to church… what they’re really looking for is results. What difference will it make? Imagine if I’m wearing a tee shirt saying simply “Jesus”, with 5-gold stars underneath. What’s interesting about that is that I’m portraying Jesus as a product, that I’m obviously very satisfied with. I’m begging for someone to ask me, “What’s that all about?” To which I would answer by telling my story (not my “saved from hell story”… not yet). No, I’m beginning with my “One thing I do know" story! My, “I was blind but now I see story!”
Give thanks for everything! • November 30, 2017 • Dave Hubbard
The key to unlocking a heart of thankfulness and overcoming bitterness, and ugliness, and disrespect, and violence, is a strong belief in God. Our Creator, and sustainer, and provider, is the original Hope-Giver. If you don’t believe that you are deeply indebted to God, for all that you have and hope to have, then the spring of God-given-gratitude within you will dry up fast.