Make Jesus Top Priority

Have you heard a rich person cannot be a follower of Jesus? Or have you heard it is hard for a rich person to follow Him? Is it a reason for you to dislike rich people? Have you known someone who is rich and is a disciple? Yesterday, we saw that Jesus said it wasContinue reading “Make Jesus Top Priority”

Riches of Heaven

Do you long to be rich? Are you playing the lottery every week with the hope of winning? Are you saving every dollar you can? Do you invest your money wisely? Would you trade all your riches here on earth for the riches of heaven? Our culture is obsessed with money and public image. WeContinue reading “Riches of Heaven”

Take the First Step

Are you looking for a positive change in your life? Have you made attempts to bring about positive change? What has your success rate been? Are you still looking to make a positive change? Do you long to know how to make the change? We often long to make changes in our lives. We mayContinue reading “Take the First Step”

Proclaiming Good News

What stories do you tell? Are they true? Are they important? Are they rumors? Will those stories be important a week from now? A month from now? A year from now? Do you tell the story of Jesus and His saving grace? We talk a lot. Some people wake up talking and don’t stop untilContinue reading “Proclaiming Good News”

Everlasting Kingdom

Do you question if the kingdom of God will ever come? Are you looking forward to that day with joy? Or, trepidation? Have you ever wondered how long ago it was predicted the kingdom will come to fruition? As we have heard many times, God works on His time, not ours. His patience can appearContinue reading “Everlasting Kingdom”

Poor or Rich

Do you ever ask rhetorical questions? Have you used questions to make a statement? Have you heard a teacher or someone you work with use questions this way? We see these methods of questioning used in today’s passage very effectively. James knows the answer to the questions he is asking. He also knows his audienceContinue reading “Poor or Rich”

Welcome Home

What do you know about the kingdom of heaven? How long has it existed? Does it change over time? Is it ready for you today? Have you ever pondered any of these questions? Would you like to know the answers? The answer is both simple and a little complex. It really isn’t all that hardContinue reading “Welcome Home”

Good Seed

If you read yesterday’s message, you may still be in disagreement regarding the kingdom of Heaven being among us. Today, we will continue to expound on this subject as we look at another parable Jesus taught. In today’s passage, we see Jesus speaking of a landowner sowing his field. He has used good seed toContinue reading “Good Seed”

Seed of Heaven

Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Do you have an image in your head? Do you envision streets of gold, buildings of crystal, lush vegetation, and a pure river? Does everything appear to be perfect? Many of us have grown up with visions of what heaven will be like. Some of us haveContinue reading “Seed of Heaven”

Everlasting Dominion

Have you ever experienced something coming true that a friend or relative told you would happen? Have you foretold something and seen it occur? Do you expect promises to be fulfilled? Do you trust God to fulfill His? I am sure that most of us have experienced a promise being fulfilled. Perhaps it was ourContinue reading “Everlasting Dominion”