Being thankful for a teacher-

Who was your favorite teacher? Why were they your favorite teacher? What did you learn from that teacher or were they your favorite for a reason other than to learn? I do not remember too much about my school teachers; some were loud, some were quiet, one was very monotone, and some were young and some were old. I am who I am today, in a small way, because of those who dared to teach me! Jesus is without a doubt the greatest teacher to ever teach! Although I have never sat in a class taught by Jesus’ physical presence, I have heard him teach and have read his “papers” many times! Yes, Jesus is the author of math, science, sociology, manners, and anything else you would want to learn, but the greatest lesson I have learned from Jesus is that I need him! I need him so I can love, so I can be happy, so I can forgive, so I can be the salt and light he says I am!
Teachers teach and students learn, I am a student of the greatest teacher to ever teach! His name is Jesus Christ! Let him be your teacher today!

Jesus teaches us- Matthew 5:10-11

“You’ve got to taste this!”

Help us!

We live in an ever changing, always competetive world. In the sports world every player needs to know, that if they are going to shapen their skills, they must compete with players who will challenge them. In the world of the church, we can fall into the mindset of the world. We can see ourselves as we stack up against the church down the street or across town. We are tempted to grade ourselves on a scale created by us or by the evironment we live in. God doesn’t do that, nor does He want that for us! He will ask us one question and he demands an answer to his question, “Are you being obedient to my Word?” We cannot look to someone else for the answer, we must give the answer! In a parable Jesus told the story of three men, each were given a different number of talents. That’s right, different nuber of talents! When the Master came for an accounting of what was done with the talents, each man was judged according to what he did with the talents he was given. Each stood before the Master, alone. Our Church stands alone, given talents and gifts by God. We are accountable for what God has given us and not on what the church around the corner was given. We must be diligent in our obedience to God and God alone! My prayer for for you, is that you will be obedient to be a good steward of the talents andd giifts God has given you. How will you answer when he asks you what you ahve done with the talents he has given you?

Forgiveness, that’s your problem!

Good person?!

The question in front of us is rather simple, “Are you a good person?” When answering this question we can look at it from three vantage points, and each may have a very different answer. First opinion is yours, do you think you are a good person? Most of us will answer the question with a very positive “yes”. That’s what we think of ourselves in the good moments! And we may be asble to come up with a list of “facts” to back up our answer. And so, we move through our days thinking we are a good person! But, and there is always a “but”, we ask your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers, and your family the question… they see you from a different and widely varied perspective. They get to see and hear you in many of life’s circumstances. How did you respond when… what did you say when… and where did you go when…? OOPs! maybe we are as nice as we think and then again, may be not! The third opinion of whether or not you are a good person comes from the one who created you, God, himself. He said your goodness has value only in light of your obedience to His Word! Jesus said many people will do good deeds, but our doing must be for Him and not for ourselves! Only what we do for Him will be put on the scales of good and evil! And it all begins with surrendering our lives to Him! Living a life of repentance and forgiveness are at the foundation of living a holy life, a life pleasing to God.

Run the race

Dr Scott Abrams

Hope

Journey to Freedom

Come join us as we search God’s Word on our Journey to Freedom, Thursdays, starting June 21, at 7 PM. light refreshments will be served.