Since God Loves You As You Are, He Won’t Leave You As You Are

A common phrase we hear today is “God loves you exactly as you are.”  This statement is both 100 percent correct, yet so often used in 100 percent the wrong way.  On one hand, this statement is absolutely true. God absolutely loves you exactly the way you are right now. He knew you and the … Continue reading Since God Loves You As You Are, He Won’t Leave You As You Are

Comprehend How Incomprehensible God’s Love For You Is

"... that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge..." Ephesians 3:17-19 One of my previous careers before becoming a pastor was working for the South Dakota … Continue reading Comprehend How Incomprehensible God’s Love For You Is

Is Your Faith “Ineffective and Unfruitful”?: The Danger of Undiagnosed Spiritual Decline

"For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:8 We recently started a new sermon series at Rock Haven Church in the books of 1 and 2 Kings. These books, found in the Old Testament of … Continue reading Is Your Faith “Ineffective and Unfruitful”?: The Danger of Undiagnosed Spiritual Decline

How I Study The Bible

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ...Colossians 3:16 Since I began following Jesus in 2005, I have tried various Bible study methods in my private, devotional time.  I’ve used one-year Bible reading plans. I’ve used Replicate Ministry’s HEAR Journal approach. I’ve used a color-coded highlighting method. And I’ve used different devotional books … Continue reading How I Study The Bible