Preparing Hearts for Worship

Don’t get too full of yourself!

2 Chronicles 26:15b–16 (Speaking of Uzziah, King of Judah) 15bAnd his fame spread far, for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong. 16But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was unfaithful to the Lord his God and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the…

The Good News of Eternal Hope in Jesus

Romans 11:33–36 33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! 34“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” 35“Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” 36For from him…

Come, let us bow down and worship Jesus

Colossians 1:15–18 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17And he is before all things, and in him…

How well do you love others?

Ezekiel 3:17–2117“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 18If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked…

We need biblical openness in the church!

Hebrews 3:12–13 12Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. “Moral Relativism (or Ethical Relativism)…

He who supplies the power gets the glory

2 Peter 1:3–5 “3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the…

We need to be real!

Proverbs 4:23–24 23Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 24Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. While hunting in northern Colorado a few years ago, our pursuit of elk that day took us up above timberline. The hike was demanding, and our…