Monday, April 15, 2019 1:55 PM

Good Over Great - Part II

Monday, April 15, 2019 1:55 PM
Monday, April 15, 2019 1:55 PM

The pursuit of “greatness” is a quest that often leaves a trail of casualties.   The pursuit of greatness is self-centered. The Bible does not teach us to pursue greatness; rather, we should work to have God’s goodness show through us. “Goodness” is focused on others.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 1:35 PM

Good Over Great - Part I

Monday, April 8, 2019 1:35 PM
Monday, April 8, 2019 1:35 PM

The natural man, and secular society, emphasize the idea that we should pursue greatness.  However, the Bible teaches that we should actually practice “goodness”.  Greatness is isolated to one individual, and can be misdirected. Whereas, the goodness of God’s nature is transferable, and enables the Kingdom to thrive from generation to generation.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 1:34 PM

The Fruitful Life - Part IV

Monday, April 8, 2019 1:34 PM
Monday, April 8, 2019 1:34 PM

The last three attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit – displayed through us by the Holy Spirit – represent our appreciation for God’s blessings to us.  Faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are all possible because of the earlier attributes of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, and goodness.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 2:08 PM

The Fruitful Life - Part III

Monday, March 18, 2019 2:08 PM
Monday, March 18, 2019 2:08 PM

Each attribute of the Fruit of the Spirit is dependent on those that are listed before it.  Everything good began with God’s love.  The attributes of longsuffering (patience), kindness, and goodness are what we demonstrate to others because of what God has given to us.

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Monday, March 11, 2019 11:48 AM

The Fruitful Life - Part II

Monday, March 11, 2019 11:48 AM
Monday, March 11, 2019 11:48 AM

If we claim to be Christians, then there must be some evidence of the Holy Spirit in our behavior.  Love, joy, and peace are three attributes that should be visible to others with whom we come in contact.  God will provide those traits for us if we ask Him.

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