2003, 2019

In Christ I am Rescued

By |March 20th, 2019|Blog Posts|

Recently, in our Christian Life Hour we studied the letter of Jude, which tells us that on our own we are culpable not just for the evil things we do, but the evil manner in which we do things - the do-it-myself I-don’t-need-God attitudes we adopt. Even more plainly said by Paul, “...whatever is not from faith, is sin!” From the beginning, and affirmed in words recorded by Moses after, blood [...]

703, 2019

In Christ I am Reconciled with God

By |March 7th, 2019|Blog Posts|

Before salvation, I was an enemy of God. I was hostile to Him. I did evil. And yet now, having been saved by God who gave me His grace and faith, believing in my heart that Jesus of Nazareth was put to death, hung on a cross; that God raised Him up on the third day knowing Jesus’ claims and actions, affirming that Jesus spoke truth and did not blaspheme [...]

703, 2019

In Christ there is Redemption!

By |March 7th, 2019|Blog Posts|

In 1 Corinthians, Paul lays a heavy charge against members of the church - you were fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, effeminate, homosexual… You were thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, swindlers…. You were unrighteous, unable to enter the kingdom of God! You 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 these things. 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆! Be Encouraged! For an amazing thing occurs when we accept Christ - we are irrevocably, amazingly changed; the ultimate sin - refusing to acknowledge God’s Christ [...]

610, 2018

Where’s your Focus?

By |October 6th, 2018|Blog Posts|

I had a very interesting conversation with a friend recently on the idea that "thinking positively changes our overall mood; that what we focus on the most, we often find." Where our focus is drives our thinking, our every thought starts to see that in every place we look.  In many ways, the “Me Too” movement has done this on a massive, national scale.  Our focus has shifted to look [...]

407, 2018

Here’s Who you Need to Know

By |July 4th, 2018|Blog Posts|

The last few weeks my social media feeds have been filled with Here’s what you need to know posts.  Republicans are doing it.  Democrats are doing it.  Businesses are doing it.  I bet that if you scroll down your Facebook feed right now, you’ll probably run into that type of phrase within the first dozen posts on your feed.  We’re worked up about false news, fake news, and what might be [...]

1806, 2018

Whose stuff is it Really?

By |June 18th, 2018|Blog Posts|

What’s the favorite thing you own that you like to tell people about?  Most of us tend to have certain things we call our own, things that we’re proud of.  We like to show “our” stuff off, we like to tell people all about it, describe how we use it... In short, we like to brag about it! On my recent fishing trip with the men from Hickory Corners Bible [...]

706, 2018

Embracing the New

By |June 7th, 2018|Blog Posts|

We all have a time in our lives when we face something new.  A new school, a new job, a new boss, a new house, a new day when we know something significantly different is going to happen.  Think about the last time you faced something new.  Were you excited?  Scared?  Uneasy?  Did you embrace it, or did you hold back and worry about it? Here at Hickory Corners Bible [...]