7/18/24 LET’S OPEN OUR HEARTS AND OUR HANDS

by Barry Lovett

“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren…you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand.”  Deuteronomy 15:7 God expects generosity from His people.  In Deuteronomy 15, Moses emphasized the reality of poverty and how the more affluent must respond to it.  Among God’s people, there must always be a spirit […]

6/11/24 LISTEN TO GOD’S HEART, THEN SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART TO OTHERS

by Barry Lovett

“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light.” Matthew 10:27 People have some needs that are excruciatingly deep. We find ourselves in conversation at times with heartbroken friends and may feel at an utter loss to know what to say. Telling people what human teachers have taught us may have some impact on […]

6/10/24 CHRIST IS SEEN MOST CLEARLY WHEN WE REMAIN IN THE BACKGROUND

by Barry Lovett

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” II Corinthians 4:7 Our bodies are temporary, fragile, and expendable. In our modern world that highly values outward beauty, we would be wise to remember that our greatest treasure is the life of Jesus within […]

6/7/24 ONLY WHEN WE ARE CHANGED CAN WE BE AGENTS OF CHANGE

by Barry Lovett

“If anyone cleanses himself… he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.” II Timothy 2:21 We often think God wants us to change the world around us when in reality He is interested in changing us. God often uses the most unlikely people in the most […]

6/6/24 NO SERVICE FOR CHRIST GOES UNNOTICED BY HIM

by Barry Lovett

“We have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function.” Romans 12:4 Servant-minded believers give preference to others because they know that God sees what others do not, and that He will reward those whose work is unseen by others. Is someone else reaping the benefit of your […]