May 7, 2017 | Austin Rammell
God commands pastors to lead the spiritual development and direction of the local church and the church needs to follow them in this effort. Are you allowing yourself to be led by the pastors of your church?
April 30, 2017 | Austin Rammell
In contrast to the daily required Old Covenant animal sacrifices, etc. in the Tabernacle/Temple that God declared as expectations from His people, the New Covenant now identifies the proper and expected response by God’s people to His Glory and Salvation is the proclamation of His Gospel to those in the church and those far from God AS WELL AS the practical, visible, and tangible giving of ourselves to others. This does not earn our salvation but it is absolutely what God expects His children to do.
Continue the good that Christ has and is doing for you by sacrificially giving your time and talents to bless others! (13:6a)
Give money! (13:16b)
Challenge: How are you using your time, abilities and money to put a smile on God’s face? How are you serving people in the local church? How are you using your finances to financially support the local church? How are you using your time, abilities and money to bless and serve those who are far from God that you do life?
April 23, 2017 | Austin Rammell
What are you proclaiming to your family, friends and neighbors? Are you communicating a cultural Christianity of religious values, rules and expectations or are you proclaiming the actual transformational, genuine, eternal relationship with God that is exclusively provided by Christ and all He accomplished for us?
Are you yourself being transformed by the Gospel so that what you share with others about Jesus helps explain to them what they have already seen at work in you?
April 9, 2017 | Austin Rammell
God expects us to grow up which means being committed to be taught by teachers who can be trusted and being committed to learning on our own. This all points to the need of commitment and effort by us at an individual level. So, how much effort are you giving to grow up?
April 2, 2017 | Austin Rammell
Are you striving to find peace and security by making more money, having better life circumstances or advancing your career? You can live a life free from fear, but it's not found in your bank account.
March 26, 2017 | Austin Rammell
What is God's plan for marriage and sex? How do we balance kids, work, life and the relationship with our spouse?
March 19, 2017 | Austin Rammell
How can we bring the true meaning of brotherhood to life in our church and community?
March 12, 2017 | Austin Rammell
Esau chose the temporal passions of the moment in spite of the long-term consequences. How can we avoid the same fate?
March 5, 2017 | Austin Rammell
What can we do to live in peace with everyone?
February 26, 2017 | Austin Rammell
How can we joyfully embrace the discipline of God in our daily lives?