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Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Faith
It’s not a bad thing to notice the differences in spiritual gifts that you have. What IS bad is when you let the differences do what it did to Pastor Mike—make you cry. Here’s how to avoid that.
Competitive Christian: Stop Comparing Your Social Media
We all want to be noticed—known and applauded with likes, hearts, and thumbs-up on social media. But these outward appearances aren’t what matter.
Competitive Christian: Stop the Intellectual Comparisons
Whether God made you above-average smart or your grades weren’t that great or you fall somewhere in between, you have this significant thing in common.
Competitive Christian: Stop the Body Comparisons
How do we stop making constant comparisons with other people’s bodies? Pastor Mike reminds us of these important biblical truths.
Is It OK to Be a Competitive Christian?
Is it against the will of God to be competitive? Well, Pastor Mike says, it depends on what you do with it.
Driven by a Better Love
Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Jeremy takes us through the famous love chapter in 1 Corinthians 13 to help us understand love.
Your Love Gives Hope
In Wednesday’s video, Pastor Jeremy left us with the cliff-hanger of why we show love when the results aren’t guaranteed. He tells us why today.
Why Show Love When the Results Aren’t Guaranteed?
It’s not always easy to show love when the other person takes advantage of you. So why do it?
What Love IS
We have a responsibility to show what love is—even when other people aren’t all that loving.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Unnecessary
To many people today, a 30-year-old virgin is a fascinating species. Is he dying inside? Is he repressed and frustrated? Ask Jesus. He was fully man in every way, a sexual being, yet fully content to be sexless. Jesus proves that sex is not required for a satisfying life, which is thrilling news for singles, divorcees, widows, and couples struggling with their sex lives. Having a joyful connection to God makes sex a good but unnecessary gift from God.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Fiery
Like fire, sex must be treated with a healthy fear. Mess around with one flame and you might get hurt. Mess around with one night and you might get hurt worse. This message explores the Bible’s loving warnings about sex, showing Gods’ loving and fatherly heart and why he restricts sex to the commitment of marriage.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Work
So often we expect sex to be easy, just like in the movies. But that expectation leads to pressure, frustration, and disillusionment with others. God, on the other hand, expects sex to be the result of a process of love and respect. The apostle Paul’s classic words to husbands and wives aren’t mainly about sex, but they are the key to true intimacy.