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Encouragement for when our hearts feel dormant

An experienced farmer knows there are seasons when crops flourish in the open air, and seasons when all growth happens underground. Even in our cold seasons, God is still at work, cultivating the fruits of Spirit.

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

Take an honest look at the character of love

There are times when love comes naturally. On our wedding day or at the birth of a child love is easy. Discover that the fruit of the Spirit is most evident when we love when it’s hard!

Let’s ponder Jesus’ request for workers

Face-to-face with the desperate needs of people we know, we might pray that God brings them comfort. But could God be asking us to be the ones to meet their need? Are we willing to say, “Lord, send me”?

An eye-opening discussion on the motives behind Jesus’ ministry

Throughout His earthly ministry, Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry, and forgave the sinner. But have you ever wondered why?

Discover the friendship Christ offers us

Sheep need a shepherd. Without him, the flock is defenseless, helpless, and hopeless! Just like sheep need a shepherd, so we need Jesus.

Discover what friendship with Christ looks like

God’s Word describes Jesus as our King, our Judge, and our Lord. But Jesus also wants us to know Him as our friend. We’ll catch a glimpse in our study of Matthew chapter 9.

Let's take one final look at the blind man in John chapter 9, from the perspective of Jesus

In the dark, it’s hard to see anything clearly. It’s only when the light is turned on that everything comes into focus. Let's take one final look at the blind man in John chapter 9, from the perspective of Jesus, the Light of the World. See this passage with new eyes.

Discover how fear can change the way we view those in need

Parents are supposed to want the best for their children. Let's study a mom and dad who weren’t exactly happy about their son’s miraculous healing!

A challenge to change our perspective on those in need

Some saw him as a culprit to blame. Others viewed him as a mystery to solve. But the religious leaders saw the blind man in John chapter 9 as a problem to avoid! Do we view them as people to love or interruptions to ignore?

Lessons from the healing of a blind man

Scripture tells us that God often works in mysterious ways. Why we don’t need to know all the reasons to appreciate God’s amazing work.

Let’s look past our problems to focus on Jesus as our solution

We’re quick to look for a scapegoat when life falls apart. When trials and troubles come, we often speculate on all the reasons why. Join us for a brand-new series on John chapter 9.

An important discussion about the dangers of exploiting others

Ever notice how easy it is to mix up our priorities? It happens when we love things and use people, instead of loving people and using things!

Let’s turn to John chapter 8 and the account of the woman caught in adultery

Rather than help her privately, the religious leaders decided to use a broken woman to trap Jesus publicly! Don't miss the start of this dramatic story.