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Posted on Nov 12

It’s not easy to take a stand for Christ when others pressure us to sit down and keep quiet. But fortunately the Apostle Paul has a solution for us in the final verses of Philippians chapter 1. Paul offers four principles — or pillars —…


Posted on Nov 04

Like any of us, the possibility of death dials into focus what’s truly important to Paul, and he’s determined to live whatever number of days he has left on earth by honoring Jesus “whether by life or by death.”  If he lives, he will continue…


Posted on Oct 29

Sadness is an emotion we all experience in this world, and it’s always as a response to the loss of something we value. Depending on the severity of the loss, our sadness can manifest itself as disappointment — and then all the way up to…


Posted on Oct 14

Paul describes an aspect of love in verse 9 when he tells the church, “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.” How interesting! The love Paul describes in this verse is none other than…


Posted on Sep 29

As we continue looking at the life of Joseph, we find him dealing with the consequences of the famine that has swept over the land. The people were desperate. No food means no life.  Today we’re living through our own kind of famine — a…


Posted on Aug 26

In Genesis 47  we are introduced to a crucial concept we can put into practice in everyday life : The “wise appeal”. As for the wise appeal, we see that Joseph has prepared his brothers to stand before Pharaoh, explain what they do, and what…


Posted on Jul 30

As believers, when we fully embrace and understand the providence of God, our lives will change. Not only will such an understanding change how we think about the Lord, it also will change how we think about others, (our families) — and how we think…


Posted on Jul 12

Genesis 40 and 41  – Check out the sermon here:  One of the wonderful things we’re seeing develop in Joseph’s life is his attitude – Joseph’s strategic and God-focused attitude is making all the difference for him and for others. Is there a famine in your…


Posted on Jun 25

The story of Joseph in Genesis 39. What five principles did Joseph follow amid his difficult circumstances that we can value and incorporate into our lives? First, we must integrate our faith into our daily lives. When we do, as Psalm 1 says, we will be “like a…


Posted on May 28

During Pastor Scott’s message on Genesis 27 that focused on the dysfunctional family of Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob, he noted that many of us also have been or are part of dysfunctional families as well and acknowledged the difficulty that brings into our lives….