“It Is Written” and “You Have Heard”

The title of this blog may sound strange, and I hope it caught your attention. The main point that I want you to think about is that there is a big difference between what is actually written in the Scriptures and what you have heard. This is nothing new, it is actually one of the main arguments between Jesus and …

The Importance of Knowing the Scriptures

We have been having classes about the Hebrew Roots of the New Testament and it is always good to remember that the New Testament did not exist until much later in the history of the church. When we read the New Testament, it should be clear that almost every mention of the Scriptures is actually referring to the Old Testament. …

This Is Not the End!

I have been thinking a lot about the recent changes and challenges we have been living under, and I realized that this is not the first time that mankind and this planet is going through a difficult time. We sometimes tend to focus on a limited amount of time, days, weeks, and maybe months, and then we forget that for …

You Are God’s Creation

Have you ever had the thinking: “If that person can’t relate to me the way I am, it is their problem!” That is not the way that God thinks, He found a way to become like we are so that we could relate to Him. He sought us out even before we could relate to Him. “And even if our …

Choose To Be A New Creature

“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). Sometimes you declare your independence before you have it. You cry for freedom because you don’t heave it. But the day comes where you decide to walk away from the old ways of thinking and from the way that people know your or think about you. …

The Messiah in the Old Testament

What we know today as the Old Testament was in reality the only Scriptures that were available at the time when Jesus was teaching His disciples. The Scriptures were not referred to as the Old Testament because the New Testament did not exist. Every reference to the Scriptures that we read about in the New Testament is actually talking about …

The Answer Is Outside Your/Our Walls

Abundance begins when you use what you have –  1 Kings 17:8-12 The widow was living during a time of famine, ready to eat her last meal and die. The prophet spoke to her to find empty vessels. In other words, find the use of your anointing! Use your anointing! Use your gifts! Your anointing and your gifts are not …

The Church In The Old Testament

The Greek word translated for church in the New Testament is “Ekklesia”, and it actually means assembly, convocation, congregation, company. It can be easy to think of church as a word that came into use after the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, when we usually think that the church started, but the Greek word was already in use hundreds …

Let God Bless What You Have

It is normal for a lot of us to compare ourselves with others, and in the process, we tend to think that some have it better than us, that we do not have enough. We sometimes think that because we have made mistakes, we have been forsaken or have become less in the eyes of God. God is not limited …

Preserve the Unity of The Spirit

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:1–3). When we talk about unity or …

Made Perfect in Oneness

The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me (John 17:22–23). What does it …

Are we keeping traditions of men?

“Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come” (1 Corinthians 10:11). Every time I read my bible I think of this verse and I look for lessons that I can learn from the examples that we have in the scriptures. “Then some Pharisees …

The Spring of Living Water

“I will say, ‘My dear children of Israel, keep in mind the road you took when you were carried off. Mark off in your minds the landmarks. Make a mental note of telltale signs marking the way back. Return, my dear children of Israel. Return to these cities of yours” (Jeremiah 31:21, NET). Jeremiah was warning the people before they …

We Put on Love

Today I discuss Gods concern for each one of us. As individuals we all experience things in unique ways. It is important to put on a mind of love when relating with each other. Colossians 3:12 “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Back to the Roots – The Gospel of Mark

This week we will start the Gospel of Mark in our Back to the Roots series of the New Testament study. As we study each of the books of the New Testament, we want to identify the differences in each of the gospels, and the purposes for each one of the books. For instance, each one of the letters was …

Why Are We Here and Why Are We Together?

Today I bring a communion message about love and oneness. We come humbly asking our Father to wash us and equip us to walk in this new day. Isaiah 43:19 “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”

He Is Looking For A Change Of Heart

Today I teach about the law of Jesus. Some people think it is legalistic, but today we explore it as a beneficial way of relating. Deuteronomy 5:16 “Honor your father and mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you on the land which the Lord your God gives you.”

Back to the Roots – The Gospel of Matthew

For several weeks we have been studying the Gospel of Matthew together, and we are only about half way through it. It has been an amazing time of study and discussion about the characteristics of the book of Matthew. The Gospel of Matthew was written to address the Jews, and because of that it is filled with Old Testament quotations …

My Goal As A Mother

“First things first!”- I love that phrase! It is so simple and it reminds me all the time of how important it is to prioritize my time and my focus. As a mom, wife, pastor, administrator, friend and neighbor I have very limited time and I need to use it wisely. Truly, I am not wise enough on my own, …

Turn and Strengthen Your Brother

Today I bring a communion message about strengthening our brothers. When Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, he was loving them and giving them an example of what they would need to do for each other. John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

Helping Mothers

Recently, I put together a series of bible study lessons to help some of the young moms at our church. I have observed them going through a challenging season of life where they are juggling the roles of being wives, mothers, homemakers, income-earners, and women of God. I believe moms are amazing, but they still need all the help they …