One common mistake many people make when they talk about the Holy Spirit is that they almost always only associate him with speaking in tongues and all the weird stuff that come with it. The extent of their knowledge revolves around a controversy and that’s about it.Continue reading The Works of the Holy Spirit
When God lambasted the Jews in Malachi 1-2 for offering defective animal sacrifices, many Christians raised their collective eyebrows and thought to themselves, “At least we’re not required to offer animal sacrifices in the New Testament. We’re fine, thank you very much.”Continue reading Stop Giving God Your Leftovers
Have you ever wondered why worship is such a big deal in the Bible? If you attended a Victory service last Sunday, that would be the question that should bug you this week. Our sermon on Malachi tackled the confrontation between God and Judah regarding offerings and sacrifices.Continue reading Why Is Worship Such a Big Issue in the Bible?
You know that a relationship is in trouble when one party demands proofs of love. You can almost guess there’s a brewing problem. One person is sorely disappointed and that person is reconsidering if the relationship is worth fighting for.Continue reading Five Proofs That God Loves You
One of the chilling scenes Jesus described at the Sermon on the Mount is the coming judgment day when many people will call him “Lord, Lord” but will eventually be turned away. These are people who honestly believed they would be admitted into the kingdom of heaven because they prophesied, cast out demons, and performed many mighty works in Jesus’ name. They came to judgment with a swagger and an air of confidence that they were getting in. Jesus said he never knew them and then he cast them away forever.Continue reading 7 Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount