Christian Joy

The definition of joy triggers the mind as to how God desires us to walk as believers. The Greek word “chara” literally means “calm delight”. That word stems from another Greek word that means to be cheerful or calmly happy. With so much bad news in this world, it’s...

The Extra Mile For Jesus’ Sake

I find the teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount to be some of the most convicting and challenging portions in the entire bible. The teaching of Jesus assaults my selfishness and flesh like no other section of Scripture. It reveals the sin that is in my heart...

Religious Affections

God created us as three-part beings of spirit, soul and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Within each and every believer God has also placed holy affections. The love that the apostle John repeatedly writes about in his epistles is the Greek word “agape”. This word agape...

Rejoice!

Philippians 4.4 4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Too often the Christian loses sight of this most important truth. We seem to find ourselves regularly in the slough of despair. I cannot always rejoice in the circumstances, but I can rejoice in...

Divine Counting

This morning we begin a study in the book of James. Every single chapter and verse is tailor-made to challenge us in our faith. Brother James is writing to the Jewish believers scattered because of their belief that Jesus (Yeshua) is their Messiah (James 1:1). So he...