But God is Sovereign…

Life is full of trials and 2020 has had more than its fair share of them. As Christians, we know that we can lean into trials with hope because we know God will use them to build us up and conform us to Christ. When we are going through trials and life is hard, Christians […]

“Through his faith…he still speaks.”

“By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.” Hebrews 11:4 In Hebrews 11, commonly referred to as the “Hall of Faith”, we begin reading that BY FAITH: […]

Love is love is love is love is love…

I’ve been thinking about love recently, especially in light of the shifting sands of our American culture. Many of you may be familiar with a popular commercial put out by “Love Has No Labels”. It shows a large X-Ray screen with people behind it, but all you see are two skeletons. The skeletons are being […]

A Truly Blessed Life

Who doesn’t want to be blessed? Who doesn’t want to have a life full of blessing? In Jesus’ public Sermon recorded in Luke 6, Jesus tells us what kind of person is truly blessed. “Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.21 Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For […]

Joel Osteen, The Word-Faith Movement and ‘Magic Words’

Joel Osteen is the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, touted by some sources as America’s largest and fastest growing congregation in America. According to the Lakewood Church website, he teaches approximately 38,000 adults attendees every week. His television sermon is seen by seven million Americans each week and is also broadcast internationally […]