Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Bread And A Bag Of Rocks

A couple days ago my wife Laurie ask me to go to the store for a loaf of bread. A while later I returned with a bag of rocks. Needless to say my turkey sandwich was a bit tough to swallow. You know that I am joking but Jesus used a similar illustration.

In Matthew 7: 9 – 11 Jesus said, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”  Our heavenly Father loves us and loves to bless us so, ask.

What is on your heart? Ask. Do you need guidance? Ask. Do you need encouragement? Ask. Do you need provision? Ask. Whatever the need, ask. Our Father gives good gifts so, ask. He may answer our prayers differently than we imagined. If He does, that’s because His ways are best. So, ask.

This Sunday we will study Matthew 7:7-12. I encourage you to read these verses ahead of time and mediate on how they apply to your life.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ask Directions!

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and our topic will be “Ask Directions!”

What is it about asking directions that we sometimes dislike? Is it that it takes too much time, is inconvenient, goes against our pride, or maybe we don’t think we need to ask? Whatever the reason, we don’t seem to like asking for directions until we find ourselves lost.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.”

God loves us and wants to help us in our journey of life. In fact, He wants to help us not only in this life but the one to come. He knows the way because He is the way (John 14:6).

So, the next time you need directions in life, take a little time and look to the Lord first. Go to His word and seek Him in prayer.

This Sunday we will give each man a gift to guide him in His ways. Please join me in prayer for this weekend’s services and invite someone to come and worship with us. Also, pray for the Rodeo Bible Camp and Family Camp.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Think On The Good Things

Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over the desert. The vulture focuses and feeds on dead things. The hummingbird focuses and feeds on fresh colorful blossoms of desert plants. The point is that they both find what they are looking for.

Philippians 4:8 says to mediate or think on things that are noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. This Sunday we will study the second part of this verse. I hope you can join us as we fill our minds with the good things of God.

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