I know this sounds like an innocent, childish episode, but what does it look like to God? Proverbs 6:16 says, “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue…” Every lie is an abomination, a monstrosity, that he hates. He hates it so much […]
Israel hated detours and delays. They began to talk against God and Moses – “The bread is hard. The water is scarce. Our life is miserable. Why did we ever follow you? Why did you lead us here to die?” This was no humble cry for help, but another act of rebellion – a refusal […]
Love Heights Church in Richmond. I hope this message encourages you!
There is a clear connection between our refusal to be thankful and idolatry. An idol can be anything we set on throne of our hearts – a job, our family, power, possessions, a relationship, or a self-engineered belief system. We give our attention, affection, and devotion to things we create and control. Notice how Aaron […]
One of the great comeback stories in the Bible is the story of Peter. His original name was Simon. But, when his brother Andrew brought him to meet the Messiah, Jesus changed his name to Peter, which means “rock.” Names are powerful. They shape our identity and future. I know a gifted pastor with the […]
Growing up in a preacher’s home, my dad often drew spiritual lessons from the work he did around the house. If pulling weeds he talked about pulling out the root of bitterness. When our pup resisted his bath it was the importance of submitting to spiritual authority. If his coffee got cold, he shared about […]
Due to the snow all services this weekend are canceled. However, here’s a special message to encourage you. So, gather the family together if you can and enjoy. See you next Sunday.
What is the movie this Sunday? For the second week of our Christmas series – At the Movies, we’ll show clips from the The Impossible. (I did say this Sunday would be Home Alone, but that seems to fit better on December 20th.) This intense film is based on a true story of how one […]