If Christianity is a relationship instead of a religion, then we must pursue knowing God better. We need to spend time in prayer seeking to worship God and understand him better. Prayer is how we build intimacy with God. Do you want to change your walk with Christ? Then do what he did - pray!
A question to all, do you really want a close intimate relationship with God? Think long and hard before you answer that question because the answer is not simply yes or no. If you answered no then read no further, if you truly don’t want an intimate relationship then this message isn’t for you, I really hope that you didn’t answer no because He wants that intimacy, and He paid such a tremendous price for you to have that intimacy. However, if you answered yes, and truly meant it, then read on because this message will show you the basics of how to have that intimate relationship.
In this week's sermon Pastor Doug asks the question "How badly do you desire an intimacy with God"? We can have true intimacy with Him, after all, it is what He died for.
Philippians 3:7-8 (NKJV)
7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ…
We are living in an age and a culture that basically sees marriage as any two people, of any gender, with any individual beliefs, for any length of time, as many times as desired. Many today even see marriage as totally obsolete and unnecessary in such a progressive culture.
Whether you are single, engaged, newlywed, or a longtime couple this message is for you. God has a plan for your relationship. Taking the time to know what it is, what is expected of you as a participant, and what it isn't can help you to have that "made in heaven" marriage you always wanted.
So many times, I have heard people say they quit church because of the people... (hypocrites, immaturity, etc.) And many times, I hear that people say they don't really get anything out of church, so they don't go that often.
The way church's look today, even when they are doing things "right" is often not quite what it had been intended to look like. Today discover what the original design of the church was and ways you can contribute to moving closer to that.
Have you ever had to step out and do something God wanted you to, but you were unprepared? No notes, no outline…nothing but what God gives you at that moment? The message today from Elder Don Kinser was just that, no idea what God was going to do or lead, no notes or outline to look at, but he knew he had to speak to the church, so God had him to do it “off the cuff.”
What do DNA, silver, gold, and a little old lady from rural Roane county, WV have to do with each other? Find out in today's message, Off the Cuff, from Don Kinser.
Most people know that I use to be a Deputy Sheriff before coming to West Virginia. And in the various physical altercations in which I was involved, there was one lesson we learned very quickly—the most dangerous man that we ever had to face; the toughest, fiercest, opponent we ever fought—was not the biggest muscle-bound guy; not the baddest looking and talking guy; not even those known for their fighting skills. It was the average looking, or even small guy, who had no family, no job, no reason for life, and a whole lot of anger. Or, it was that man who just came down from the court system with the news that he would never get out of prison for the rest of his life.
In other words—that man who had, "nothing to lose!"
Looking for something specific? Use our search bar below