Manifest: One Fully Loved

March 5, 2023 • Mark Durniak

Do we have a God to obey, or do we have a Father to be loved by? Obedience does not necessarily come from the heart. It does not automatically produce holy nature within us; it produces holy behavior. So we have ongoing conflict within ourselves: we know the right thing, but do not want to do it.

God is not after our right behavior. He is far more concerned about the reality of what is happening within our hearts. The appearance of holiness is a trick if it is a performance, and not the genuine expression of one who knows they are fully loved by God. Do not measure your identity by what you do. Your value is not based on your behavior. Your value is based on a far more weighty reality: You are wholly loved by God.

A love relationship with Father God causes our hearts to turn in genuine alignment with the thoughts and desires of our His heart. Performance and expectations are the hallmark of one who believes God is disappointed with us. It is inevitable we will fall short. But when we know we are loved by God, our holy identities brilliantly manifest from within us!

Get Your Act Together

September 17, 2023 • Ben Delgado • Matthew 5, Hebrews 10, Romans 5

You are not helpless. In you flows the DNA of Jesus Christ. You have within you the ability to celebrate in tribulation, to persevere, to prove character, and to have true, divine hope. Available to you is the abounding grace of God, and it is not waiting on your sin for increase; it is always abundant. May we not insult the spirit of grace by using it as license to remain in sin, but to propel us into our true identity as sons of God.

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People

September 10, 2023 • Jeremy Feight

Our circumstances have nothing to do with the outcome. Our perspective determines the end result.

Service is the Breath of God

September 3, 2023 • Jocelyn Pence • Joshua 24, Colossians 3, 2 Kings 4—5, Philippians 2, Luke 9

Serving is the breath of God that brings to life that bones of truth. Knowledge alone doesn't have the power to bring change until the breath of God is poured out in service.