Love Always Wins

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35 Welcome to a new year! A new year often means a … More Love Always Wins

Imitators of God

“Beloved, do not imitate what is evil but imitate what is good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.” – 3 John 11 TODAYS SCRIPTURE READING: 3 John It is hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of our Exploration series through the Bible. For those of you who have followed … More Imitators of God

Faith and Good Works

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you you say you have faith but do not have works? Cn faith save you?…So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” – James 2:14,17 TODAYS SCRIPTURE READING: James 1-3 One of the most common questions we wrestle with in our faith journey has to be the about the relationship between faith and … More Faith and Good Works

Three Simple Rules

“I desire that you insist on these things, so that those who have come to believe in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works; these things are excellent and profitable to everyone.” – Titus 3:8 TODAYS SCRIPTURE READING: Titus 1-3 Since the early days of the Methodist movement in the 18th century, Methodists have sought to live by three simple rules (known as our … More Three Simple Rules

A Not-So-Black Friday

“God has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into thekingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:13-14 TODAYS SCRIPTURE READING: Colossians 1-4 Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving – a day typically referred to as Black Friday where stores hold sales to promote early Christmas shopping. This year, it seems many retailers started Black Friday earlier … More A Not-So-Black Friday

Sufficient Grace

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Corinthians 10-13 I can remember a difficult time in my life when a friend of mine prayed these words over me, “we rejoice in knowing that [God’s] grace is more than sufficient for us.” There was something about those words that … More Sufficient Grace

Activated by the Spirit

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is thesame God who activates all of them in everyone.” – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 9-12 I can remember a laser tag facility near Roswell where I spent a lot of time with my friends. … More Activated by the Spirit

Hope Does Not Disappoint

“And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” – Romans 5:3-5 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Romans 4-5, Psalm 135 … More Hope Does Not Disappoint

Salvation for All

“And God, who knows the human heart, testified to them by giving them theHoly Spirit, just as he did to us; and cleansing their hearts by faith he has made not distinction between them and us.” – Acts 15:8-9 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Acts 13-15, Psalm 132 I was once asked what it took for someone to get to heaven. The answer seemed … More Salvation for All

The Purpose of Scripture

“But these are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is theMessiah, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.” – John 20:31 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: John 18-21 If you have been following our Exploration Bible Reading Plan this year, today is the last day of reading through the gospels. These four narratives provide … More The Purpose of Scripture