You Are the Light of the World

You Are the Light of the World

You don’t have to become the light of the world. You already are the light of the world, according to Jesus. It’s your identity. It’s just who you are now. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people...
How to Be ‘Salt of the Earth’ Kind of People

How to Be ‘Salt of the Earth’ Kind of People

I never quite understood the modern version of this colloquialism, but I’ve heard people described as “salt of the earth” kind of people. Whatever that means in the modern western world, I’m not sure we understand the significance of how Jesus...
Jesus Sees Your Value, Even When You Don’t

Jesus Sees Your Value, Even When You Don’t

As Christians, we often have the tendency to approach God as the rule-giver. We want him to tell us what we’re supposed to do and what we’re not supposed to do so that we can try our best – with a lot of failure along the way – to keep his...
Good News: God's Got Your Back

Good News: God's Got Your Back

You took the high road, made a sacrificial choice, and seemed to lose while the other guy played dirty and made some gains because of it. Sound like your life? Then you might be encouraged by one of history’s greatest sermons, preached by One who knew quite...
What Good Is Your Church Anyway?

What Good Is Your Church Anyway?

I recently read the quote of a skeptical unbeliever that stopped me in my tracks… The church is a parasite. It owns the best property, doesn’t pay any taxes, and doesn’t help anybody. As a Pastor who loves the local church rather deeply, everything...

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