Light

The very first thing God created was light. All six days of God’s creation and everything he created are important and significant in their own way, but it seems to me that the very first thing created is so very significant. I really appreciated Matt Thompson sharing with us a few Sundays ago the importance […]

The very first thing God created was light.

All six days of God’s creation and everything he created are important and significant in their own way, but it seems to me that the very first thing created is so very significant.

I really appreciated Matt Thompson sharing with us a few Sundays ago the importance of natural light to our mental and overall well being. He reminded us of the significance of starting our day with the natural light of the morning and ending our day with God’s natural light of the evening.

Driving in the dark, I love the tail lights of the cars in front of me showing me the direction I need to go. I love the headlights that light the way. I love the reflectors in the middle of the road, especially on dark and rainy nights.

I love the lights in my house when the electricity is on. I love my flashlights and candles when the electricity is off.

I love seeing where I am and the way I need to go.

It’s no wonder, then, that our relationship with each other and God is dependent on light.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7 ESV)

By walking in the light of God’s will and proclaiming the light of God’s word, we become the light of the world.

Focus On The Text

I really enjoy using my computer Bible software. It is called BibleWorks. Early on, it would always start with a reminder to “Focus on the text.” God tells us to do the same thing. "So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not...

Biddable

"Biddable" means "easily led, taught or controlled." The Oxford Dictionary defines it as " meekly ready to accept and follow instructions." Whether it is describing a good or bad quality in a person would depend upon the nature of the instruction or leading to which a...

The Greatest Thing Ever Said

This is not new. But sometimes it helps to look at something with a different perspective to broaden our understanding. So, what is the greatest thing ever said? Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37...

Choice

Choices have consequences. Our choices mean certain things.   “...as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).  When Joshua spoke these words he was calling upon all Israel to make a choice. He had already made his choice. He shared it with...

John 17: 20-23

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory...

Thank You, RCOC!

What a turn out Sunday night. What a joyful, fulfilling evening. What an example of organized chaos. But we got it done. Over 150 buckets filled. All delivered to Healing Hands and they should be headed out today to the ship that will deliver them to those in need in...

Being Like Jesus

Being like Jesus, now there is a challenge for all of us. The first step of this challenge is to make sure we are actually being like Jesus.   I read an article about a man who is considered by his peers to be the nicest man in his  profession. After reading his...

We Need Your Help

When? Sunday evening, March 27, at 6:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.   For What? We are loading buckets of essential items to be sent to those fleeing from the war in Ukraine.   Healing Hands International has provided us with a list of essential items that will...

Revival

Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? I don’t know what the word “REVIVAL” brings to mind for you. For some people it may bring to mind a very specific picture of a church event. This week I am at a youth minister’s retreat in Columbia,...

Three Levels of Maturity

I’m not sure where the following thoughts are taken from, but they are worth considering again and striving to follow. It seems there are three levels of maturity we pass through. They apply to our lives in general, but also to each individual struggle or issue we...