How To Grow In God

It happens to all of us. Life. It's hectic, busy and (sometimes) confusing . If you're a believer, then you know God's word has an answer to your dilemma. Recently I spent some time studying the first several chapters of Revelation, and one of the things that stuck out to me is about our role as kings and priests. As the messages roll out to the various churches we find each church has a lampstand. The lampstand represents the light we are to the world, but that light is fueled by oil. Going back to the Old Testament, we can find out how symbolic it all is to our current life as New Testament believers and as modern day priests (which has nothing to do with enrolling in Bible school!). Listen to my latest message entitled, Keep the Fire Burning, here and here. You'll learn some ways to grow in God. And I'll answer questions like what is the purpose of light and what...
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Is There A Reason For The Struggle?

Is There A Reason For The Struggle?

If you're going through something difficult right now and you're wondering why then take a moment and read. There's a reason for what you're going through, and it has a good ending, but *spoiler alert* it may not be the ending you’ve imagined. The circumstances of life are most difficult – there's always something going on to cause worry, fear, and anxiety. But have you ever considered those difficulties to be invitations to draw closer to the Lord? Have you ever thought that the dryness of your soul is meant to be quenched and that the thirst is meant to drive you toward Jesus, not away from Him? I’ve been thinking a lot about the wilderness lately. It's actually kind of a funny story. I was asked to preach at church on a Sunday morning about a month ago, and the message was about the wilderness. My message followed my lead pastor's message on the same topic, I just had an additional perspective....
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