The Love of God

The past few weeks at Salem, we have been exploring the Hope we have in Christ. All throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, God reveals who He is and ultimately is revealed in His Son, Jesus. The mercy of the Lord flows out of His love. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of […]

13 Daily Reminders I Need from God’s Word

I am created with care. – Psalm 139 I am known by name. – Isaiah 43:1; John 10:3 I am pursued with passion. – Romans 5:6-8 I am cleansed by Christ.– John 15:3 I am robed in righteousness. – Isaiah 61:10 I am welcomed to the wedding. – Revelation 19 I am privileged to pray. […]

Overcoming Bad Habits

This past weekend at Salem, we explored an “old sin” of Abraham that resurfaced (see Genesis 12:10-20 and Genesis 20:1-18). Abraham probably thought this habitual sin had been buried. The lesson is that we must deal with our sin. When we fail to do so, hidden sin has a way of bursting our in our […]

The Hope of God’s Promise

In Genesis 18:9-15, the Lord reminds Abraham of His promise that he and Sarah would have a son. The original promise came twenty-four years prior to this encounter. I am sure that after all that time there were moments and seasons, where Abraham felt that the Lord had either forgotten His promise or changed His […]

How to Help Hurting People

The past few weeks throughout our church and community, many people are hurting.  They are hurting from the passing of someone they love. They are hurting from an unexpected medical diagnosis. They are hurting from relational wounds. People are hurting. Throughout my short time in ministry, I have had the humble opportunity to walk beside […]