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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Be Heavenly Minded

We need to live with our minds fixed on heaven. I shared Paul’s perspective a few weeks ago. Now, I’d like to share another one—that of the apostle John. In the book of Revelation John writes, “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I […] Continue reading…

Human Hope vs. Real Hope

 Quite often people define hope as a wish for something good to happen. It’s a longing for something to come true. We hope our kids get good grades, we hope our team wins, or we hope that our car can last one more year. Hope is a desire that our lives will get better. There’s […] Continue reading…

A Living Hope

 In yesterday’s Resurrection Sunday message I talked about Jesus and fact that He is our living hope. Peter reminds us in 1 Peter 1:3–4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ […] Continue reading…

Pilgrims in This World

 The apostle Peter wrote in 1 Peter 1:1, “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.” He’s calling believers in Jesus Christ “pilgrims.” He has a very pointed purpose for using that word—he wanted them to understand the mindset needed while still in this world. […] Continue reading…

He Lives

 This coming Sunday is Resurrection Sunday. While many people refer to this day as Easter I prefer to call it by this name because even though Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross, He lives. And, that is the message of this coming Sunday and every Resurrection Sunday. The reason we celebrate is because of […] Continue reading…

Our Heavenly Citizenship

 C. S. Lewis wrote, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”[1] Quite simply, we not only long to be in heaven, we were made for it. That was God’s original intent and design. This fallen […] Continue reading…

Making Disciples

 Grace Chapel’s mission is to equip people to be passionate servants of Jesus Christ. One of the most important ways we strive toward our mission is by making disciples. We make disciples by: Sharing the Truth so people can become followers of Jesus Teaching the Truth so people can be transformed by Jesus Living the […] Continue reading…

Paul’s Tug-of-War Focus

 The Apostle Paul writes in Philippians 1:24–25, “Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith.” There’s a tug-of-war going on inside the apostle Paul. He would rather be in […] Continue reading…

Conflict is Inevitable

Let me get right to the point, conflict for the Christian is inevitable. Lately I’ve heard far too many Christians say, “I don’t want any conflict.” I know what most people mean when they say that—“I want to live peaceably and I don’t want to be argumentative,” or they don’t want to be combative, and […] Continue reading…