Articles published in 2020

Keeping Our Friendships & Resolving Conflict

Matthew 18:15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point our their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you havewon them over.” 

Have you ever made a trade or purchase you wish you could take back? Maybe you thought that car would make you feel amazing but after the second payment your thought: “Why did I buy this?” Or maybe the FFL trade made sense but after one week you thought: “Why did I give up my best running back?” 

Tags:  Friendships, Conflict, Matthew, Romans

Asking For A Friend: How to Make A Friend

1 Samuel 18:1-3 “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself.”
Last week we looked at the importance of friendship. Research shows that people with good friends tend to have better health, are more fulfilled, and live longer. So how does one gain a friend? In 1 Samuel 18 we see a number of great principles on building a great fr
Tags:  Asking For A Friend, 1 Samuel, David, Saul, Jonathan, Philippians

Needing A Friend

Genesis 2:18 “It is not good for man to be alone.”
When I was junior in High School I transferred to a new school. I remember the feeling of walking into a new school not knowing anyone! I remember thinking: “I need a friend!” Maybe you can relate, a new city, new college, a new neighborhood or new job. At all of these transitions it is painfully apparent that we need a friend.
Today, loneliness is an epidemic. 1 in 5 millennials say that they have zero friends! Loneliness is the number one fear of
Tags:  Needing A Friend, Genesis, David, 1 Samuel

The Art of Rest

Mark 6:31 “Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 
Sometimes the pace of life can get out of control! Have you every asked yourself, “What am I doing?” or “”Why am I constantly in a rush?” This weekend as we celebrate Labor Day it is important to remember that we were created for rest. Many of us have bought into the myth that, “I’ll rest when the work gets done.” The problem is that the work ne
Tags:  Rest, Mark, Labor Day