Love is an important thing. Most people would acknowledge this even if they choose not to do much about it. To become a lover, instead of a hater, is central to being a disciple of Jesus Christ or we lose our legitimacy to those watching us. The only way to grow in love is to assume we have blind spots we need addressed, to carefully consider what is revealed and take purposeful action to correct our shortcomings while trusting Jesus Christ’s power to change us. Let this 16 minute message challenge you today.
Be a Lover and Not a Hater
July 12, 2020 • Mike Stubbs
Don't Be Provoked!
August 9, 2020 • Mike Stubbs
The world is trying to think for you. And if you don’t respond when they tell you to, they will often try to provoke you into a response with condescending, disrespectful and flat-out insulting rhetoric that is not necessarily fact-based – just read Emporia Chat on Facebook. We must capture everything we see and hear, filter it through the teachings of Christ and formulate a Spirit-led response based on truth, laced with grace and delivered in God’s timing.
As If It Never Happened
August 2, 2020 • Mike Stubbs
Every Christian can live unoffended. It is not a suggestion but a mandatory tenant of the faith. In our offended and unforgiving culture, it is more important than ever to know how to live free from the bondage of offendedness. We can become the most unoffendable people on the face of the earth because no one has the grace we possess.
Life's Highest Delight
July 26, 2020 • Mike Stubbs
Man has always been seeking delightful things; things that make him happy. God is not opposed to us having the delights of our heart – things that bring pleasure and happiness – because He created all good things. But if we purse them the wrong way, it can open a door of opportunity to darkness.