Posts tagged with ‘Relationships’

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1/30/19 BEING CLOSE IN A RELATIONSHIP TAKES TIME AND EFFORT

by Barry Lovett

“Because Your loving–kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.”Psalm 63:3. Do you ever feel your relationship with the Lord lacks a passionate connection? If you answered yes, here are some things you can do to overcome the obstacles to intimacy.  First, live honestly.  Open up to the Lord about the pain of […]

1/24/19 AT THE HEART OF ALL CONFLICT IS A SELFISH HEART

by Barry Lovett

“First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”Matthew 5:24. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught that the problem of human estrangement is so serious that we should even interrupt our worship to go on a personal mission of reconciliation.  The Master encouraged His followers to be reconciled with […]

12/4/18 BEING A MOM IS A SACRED PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

by Barry Lovett

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Mary, the mother of Jesus, experienced times of joy and sorrow. What joy she must have felt when the Christ child was born, and what heart-wrenching grief she felt as she watched her Son dying on the cross. Mothers, and all of […]

12/6/17 IT’S WHAT’S IN THE HEART THAT MATTERS

by Barry Lovett

“From now on, we regard no one according to the flesh.”  II Corinthians 5:16 The first-century church, like ours today, was often fractured by divisions based on race, language, and culture.  Paul wrote to the followers of Jesus in Corinth to help them respond to those who were more concerned with outward appearance than with […]