What to Expect When You’re Filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18-21)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

Being “filled with the Holy Spirit” is the Bible’s description of a condition that occurred at many crucial points in the New Testament, always with life-changing and sometimes with world-changing results … Because this is so important to God, I often ask myself, “Are you filled with the Spirit?” And in this command, Paul gives me four ways to tell if I am…

Sunday Worship

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test […]

Have Something to Eat!

Just before dawn Paul urged them all to eat. “For the last fourteen days,” he said, “you have been in constant suspense and have gone without food—you haven’t eaten anything.  Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from his head.”  […]

Instilling Hope

Instilling Hope Over the course of the past month or so we’ve been talking with the 1st through 5th graders in Kid’s Church on Sunday mornings about how God gives us hope – hope through Jesus, hope in heaven, hope in the resurrection… knowing the hope we have in God. In the New Testament, the […]

Talking With God

Talking with God Today I wanted to take a minute to let you know about our next Family Legacy Workshop coming up soon! The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 21st, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm here at New Life Church. I hope you can attend this dynamic workshop, and would encourage you to […]

Protecting Their Heart

In our first Family Legacy Workshop, now over 6 weeks ago, we talked about spiritual safety. One thing we explored was how spiritual safety protects our heart. And one of our assignments as parents (or any adult who relates to kids), is to protect the hearts of our children. Our heart is that special place […]

Keep It Simple…

If you remember, at our last Family Legacy Workshop (and our first!), we defined Spiritual Legacy – for the purposes of these workshops – as this: Generational faith that is learned, owned, and taught from parent to child, and from parent to child, through multiple generations.  Has this been your personal experience? Is part of […]