Heaven and the Kingdom of God

Is there a difference between heaven and the Kingdom of God? YES! Pastor Ann has been speaking to us about the Kingdom of God recently and will continue that exploration this week as she moves us into understanding this difference. Jesus left the Kingdom of Heaven to bring the Kingdom of God to earth. In […]

Ambassadors for Christ and His Kingdom

Ambassador is a word that we usually associate with politics and foreign countries. It isn’t a word we tend to apply to ourselves. But, ambassadors are exactly what we are. We represent our beliefs throughout everything we do. Think for a moment about how you’ve represented those beliefs this week. Are your actions saying something […]

Alabama cowboy pastor turns hobby into ministry opportunity By NCN News Staff | 14 June 2019 Español [-] Text [+]Alabama David Farris, a church pastor in Alabama, was competing at a Cowboy Mounted Shooters Association event when he was asked to lead a church service.  The CMSA brings together individuals and clubs in a competition of […]

LESSONS FROM THE ROAD: Part one

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who […]

FATHER’S DAY

Fathers are extremely important to God.  The word father is used 145 times in the NASB version of the bible.  One hundred forty five times.  One of His first Commandments is to “honor your father…” (Deuteronomy 5:16).  In our culture, we have set aside a special day each year to do this.  Again and again, […]

Overcoming Temptations

If you feel overwhelmed by temptation, regardless of what it may be, there’s Good News!  All temptations can be overcome.  Jesus did it to teach us how, and then He sent the Holy Spirit to help us with our own struggles. Temptations come from the devil.  He has three areas that he can attack: our […]

Holy Confidence

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’” —Jeremiah 29:11 Nearly every morning, Annie (my Golden Retriever) and I go for a walk. I’m fairly certain that our walks are different than some: ours […]

Overcoming Perceptions

Our perception of ourselves determines how we see everything in the world around us.  If we see ourselves as weak, frail, scatterbrained; we will see danger all around us.  If we perceive ourselves as bold, strong, intelligent; we will see the world as a place where we are dominant.  But neither of these views reflect […]

Hope Springs Eternal

“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” —Romans 5:5, NKJV Alexander Pope is credited with the proverb, “Hope springs eternal in the human heart.” Though this adage is often applied to earthly and statistically hopeless pursuits, […]