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Today’s Menu: Take It Or Leave It

Colossians 3:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV) We all have heard this phrase, “Take it or leave it,” whether our parents told us or we told our kids. We have heard this phrase more than once. I was never a picky eater, but…

We Rebuke, Because We Love You

Proverbs 27: 5 Better is open rebuke, than hidden love.   How well do we take rebuke? We really don’t like it. We don’t look forward to it. In fact, as adults, we do everything we can to avoid it. Rebuke hurts. It hurts our feelings, our pride and our self esteem. Would you rather…

Men of God Rise Up To The Standard

1 Timothy 3: 14 Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (NIV) Paul’s instruction…

Men of God Produce Fruit

John 15:8 “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. (NASB) Have you ever taught someone how to ride a bike? The process can be cruel sometimes, but the goal is the same. We want the person to ride on their own. It may take…

Men of God Live In Peace

1Timothy 2:1-4 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and…

Men Of God Leave It All On The Field

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. (NASB) One more attitude we need to cultivate in our lives is the attitude of giving it all we got,…

What Is Men’s Day?

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. (NASB) This coming Saturday we will have our second Men’s Day here at Riverchase. One of the purposes of this ministry is to make men answer the call to do more than what we have been doing. We want to be the…

Detached

Ephesians 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; (NASB)   I knew a friend who suffered a work accident a few years ago. His thumb was cut off while he was cutting logs. All it took was one second to miscalculate. One…

The end of the road

     Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.      As a kid…