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Upcoming Events
DEC

13

WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
DEC

17

SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
Bible Search
You Are What You Believe

John 1:14 - “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

 

A new year.  Just the words themselves sound hopeful.  A new year, with new chances, new challenges and new opportunities.  Many people will say as we go into a new year, I’m going to do this or I’m going to do that.  We call those declarations, New Year’s Resolutions, and one of the most popular resolution is “I’m going to eat better” as we go into the New Year.  This is important health experts will tell us because “we are what we eat.”  

 

Now of course they are using exaggeration when they say that to make a point, and the point is this what you eat affects how healthy you are.  Eating a good, balanced diet is important.  Eating clean food and not junk food or fast food all the time leads to us feeling much, much better and hopefully being healthier.  You are what you eat.

 

I know those things are true, but I also believe it is true to say, “you are what you believe.”  You are what you put your faith and your trust in.  You are what you believe.  The world throws all kinds of deception at us.  It will tell us that there is no truth, but the Bible makes it abundantly clear, Jesus came with grace and TRUTH.  He is absolute truth, and He is the living, word of God.  God’s word is true.  Do we believe that or not?  Do we believe in Jesus and His grace or not?  You are what you believe!

 

Of course I’m exaggerating here to make a point and show just how important it is to believe in Jesus and His truth.  If you believe in His truth, you don’t become truth.  You do base your life on His truth however and it becomes the foundation that you build your life on.  If you believe in Jesus obviously you don’t become Jesus, but you do become one of His followers.  You do become touched by His grace (Jesus came with grace and truth, John 1:14 says).  And if you are touched by His grace, the Bible tells us that you are Redeemed, your sins are forgiven, you are changed and that now you have a relationship with the God of this universe.  What you believe is extremely important.  

 

If you believe in Jesus you are touched by His grace.  That grace says not only that you can “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”, but that Jesus Himself is praying for you as well.  That grace not only says “I am with you always,” but it also says “I am preparing a place for you” where you can live with me in a place called heaven.  That grace  says I am with you now in the weeping, mourning and pain of life and I am with you even in death.  And it triumphantly adds to that I am also returning and setting up a Kingdom where there is no more weeping, no more mourning and no more pain.  The grace of Jesus says I am returning and I am destroying sin and death forever.  What you believe is of the utmost importance, so do you believe His truth and trust His grace?