Many of us enjoy the connection, information, and entertainment we receive through the use of social media. However, it's important that we honestly reflect on the impact that social media is having on us - especially those of us who are Christ-followers. Below is an excellent article recently published by Dr. Gavin Ortlund, who is … Continue reading Is Social Media Stealing Your Joy?
Recently, our ministry staff and spouses enjoyed a weekend retreat of rest, fellowship, and worship. During a Discovery Bible Study we reflected on a portion of John 15, where Jesus talks about being the true vine that sustains our lives. Jesus says... 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me … Continue reading The Key to Experiencing Joy In Christ
Psalm 86 (NIV) 1 Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2 Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; 3 have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. 4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for … Continue reading “Bring Joy to Your Servant, Lord”
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 "The word gospel, as I'm sure you know, simply means 'good news.' And good news brings joy by being what it is - good! So if the biblical gospel … Continue reading Joy