Jesus Is Compassionate. Are You?

As the Lord is growing me in grace, He is showing me how grace and compassion are intertwined. We are able to extend grace to others because we are compassionate toward them and their situation.  So often, instead of being compassionate, we criticize.  We have gotten so hard that instead of emphathizing, we judge.  We…

I Know Nothing About Grace

Go, go, go.  Do, do, do.  Work, work, work. This goes against what we have been offered through Jesus Christ: Grace. The world's system is contrary to God's system in every way. The world's way: Strive, climb, work, perform. God's way: Receive, trust, rest, grace. "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give…

RESURRECTION SUNDAY: There Comes a Time

There comes a time in our lives when everyone must flee. There are some things that we have to do that only involve us and God- No one else. There comes a time. Yesterday, Resurrection Sunday, our Pastor taught from Matthew 26:51-56.  This passage focuses on the betrayal and arrest of Jesus Christ.  It is…

Stay Focused

It's easier to get focused than it is to stay focused.  It's easier to start something than it is to finish something.  It's even easier to decide to do right than it is to stay persistent in doing right. Why? We're too easily distracted. If we are to stay focused on the most important things…

Why are you doing it?

Why do you do the things you do? If we're not careful, we will find that we do many things for the wrong reasons.  We must constantly check our own hearts. Naturally, we are selfish creatures.  We have to be taught to share, to care, and to love.  We don't have to be taught to…

Professor Woodward:

How did I get here? In a few words: Faith, hard work, decisions. Faith: I would've never made it to where I am in life had I not put my faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is my everything.  He is the reason.  He is my reason.  He is the rock upon…

LIFE: Much is Required

The more we gain in life, the more that is required of us. It's amazing how so often we cry "more, more" without even realizing what that more will require of us.  For every gain there is a cost.  I believe sometimes we ask for more out of selfishness and immaturity without realizing everything that…