Reliance on the Holy Spirit
by Jody Burkeen on February 2nd, 2023
As Christians, we are called to live a life empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not just a passive force in our lives but an active one that guides comforts and strengthens us daily. When we rely on the Holy Spirit, we can experience God’s presence and power.What is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity and is often referred to as the Spirit of God. ...
by Jody Burkeen on January 30th, 2023
Seeking God through the spiritual disciplines such as reading your Bible, meditation, and prayer will guide you to a deeper spiritual connection with God.While fasting, adding spiritual disciplines will help you deepen your connection with God and can provide a path to greater understanding and spiritual growth. Here are some tips for incorporating these practices into your spiritual journey for t...
Doctrine of Atonement
by Jody Burkeen on January 25th, 2023
The doctrine of atonement refers to the belief in Christianity that Jesus Christ's death on the cross was a sacrifice for the sins of humanity, making it possible for individuals to be reconciled with God. If you haven't had an opportunity to listen to last week's sermon, you can click here...Influential Christian Friends - Part 3. Here are some key points to consider when studying the doctrine o...
by Jody Burkeen on January 19th, 2023
Evangelism is the act of spreading the message of Christianity to non-believers. It is an important aspect of the Christian faith, as it allows individuals to share the love and message of Jesus Christ with others.There are many different ways to engage in evangelism, and it can be done both formally and informally. Formal evangelism typically involves a structured presentation of the Christian me...
Taking Care of the Widows and Orphans
by Jody Burkeen on January 17th, 2023
As followers of Christ, we are called to care for the widows and orphans in our communities. These vulnerable individuals often have no one to turn to for support and can be at a disadvantage in terms of basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing.On my missionary trips to Haiti, I get see. first hand, the poverty that causes homelessness, abandonment, and death. The widows and orphans are ob...
How to Create Godly Friends
by Jody Burkeen on January 16th, 2023
Creating Godly friends is an important part of living a fulfilling and meaningful life, as well as a way to help you grow in your faith. Your church friends will eventually become family! Here are a few tips to help you build strong, supportive relationships with other believers:Live a life that aligns with the values and teachings of the Bible. This includes being kind, compassionate, and forgivi...
by Jody Burkeen on January 13th, 2023
Biblical stewardship is the principle of managing and using resources (including time, talents, and money) in a manner that is pleasing to God. It is rooted in the belief that everything we have is a gift from God, and we are responsible for using it wisely and for His glory. Are you a good steward?The Bible teaches that we are to be faithful stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. This inc...
by Jody Burkeen on January 12th, 2023
Serving others is a fundamental principle in the Bible and is an important part of living a Christian life. From the earliest days of Christianity, believers have been called to serve others in the name of Jesus. The Bible teaches that serving others is an act of love and obedience to God. In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and ...
Grow In The Grace and Knowledge
by Jody Burkeen on January 11th, 2023
Growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus is an ongoing process that begins with a personal relationship with Him through faith in His death and resurrection. This is true sanctification. Here are a few ways to cultivate a deeper understanding and intimacy with Jesus.Study the Bible: The Bible is God's word and it is through reading and studying scripture that we come to know Jesus better. Make ...
by Jody Burkeen on January 10th, 2023
Biblical sanctification is a concept and discipline that is central to the Christian faith. It refers to the process of becoming more like Jesus Christ, both in terms of character and behavior. The Bible teaches that all believers are called to be sanctified, and that this process is ongoing throughout our lifetime.The word "sanctification" comes from the Latin word "sanctus," which means "holy." ...
Being a Christian Friend
by Jody Burkeen on January 7th, 2023
Having Christian friends, involves developing close relationships with others based on mutual respect, trust, and a shared commitment to living according to the teachings of the Bible. Here are a few things you can do to cultivate good, godly, biblical friendships:Pray for guidance and wisdom in choosing friends. The Bible says, "Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character'" (1 Corinth...
Prayer and Fasting
by Jody Burkeen on January 5th, 2023
Biblical fasting is an important spiritual discipline that has been practiced by believers for thousands of years. It involves abstaining from food and drink, or other pleasures, for a set period of time in order to focus on prayer and seeking God. Fasting is mentioned many times in the Bible and is often connected with prayer, as it is a way to humble ourselves before God and seek His will.One of...
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