Which Criminal Are You?

When Jesus hung on the cross, two others hung with him. One believed that Jesus was who He said He was, the other didn’t. The majority of the people present at the crucifixion – the religious leaders, the soldiers, the crowd – mocked Jesus because at that moment it appeared that Jesus wasn’t really who […]

Swimming Upstream: Gather

God calls Christians to live differently from the rest of the world, but we haven’t always done it in the best ways. Our reputation has suffered over the years because we have come across as being “anti-” so many things. This series is about swimming upstream – going against the current of a culture that has values […]

Jesus Never Quit

Life is hard! Sometimes you just want to quit. This Sunday at Family Church we’re going to look at one of Jesus’ qualities that isn’t talked about as often as some others – His perseverance. Jesus never quit, and neither should we. Webster’s defines perseverance as “the continued effort to do or achieve something despite […]

Opportunities and Desires, Part 4

So far our decision-making matrix includes: the Bible, prayer and the Holy Spirit, and wise counsel. The last factor that plays into our decision is the opportunities and desires we have for our own lives. We want to do God’s will, but we struggle. Often we are scared that if we discover His will, He […]

Wise Counsel, Part 3

We’ve talked about the importance of the Bible, prayer and the Holy Spirit in making Godly decisions. But sometimes we still feel foggy or unsure. We don’t know if what we’re feeling is actually the Spirit. Then what do we do? I suggest that we then turn to wise counsel. Wise counsel keeps us safe; it […]

Prayer and the Holy Spirit, Part 2

The decision making process can be stressful and frustrating – even more so when you are trying to determine what God wants you to do. The Bible should be our first resource when making decisions. However, the Bible is not our only resource from God. God has also given us the leadership of the Holy […]