You Become What You Worship
by John Kelley on July 3rd, 2024
You’ve probably heard, “You are what you eat.” I’d take it a step further and say, “You become what you worship.”  Read More
It's Not Ours
by John Kelley on July 2nd, 2024
One of the flaws of greed is the feeling that we are defined by what we have; better houses, cars, jobs, and social standing. Jesus tells us that these do not define us.  Read More
Let’s Get It Right
by John Kelley on June 25th, 2024
As disciples of Christ, the Word of God must be our ultimate authority. We can’t be lazy and simply accept any teaching that we hear. We MUST hold it up against God’s Word and see if it matches up.   Read More
I Just Can’t Do It
by John Kelley on June 24th, 2024
To love God and love your neighbor as yourself, we need to follow God’s commands. Not doing so is disobedience and rebellion, which are the opposite of love.  Read More
Chocolate Eclairs Won’t Save You
by John Kelley on June 19th, 2024
One of the most dangerous aspects of gluttony is idolatry. We turn food into something more than the fuel for our bodies that it was designed to be.   Read More
Food Is A Terrible Counselor
by John Kelley on June 18th, 2024
Food is not your psychologist, your life coach, or your treatment program. It’s there to feed your body what it needs to live. When it goes beyond that and becomes our savior, it begins to take the place of our true Savior, Jesus.  Read More
Our God Is Not Our Stomach
by John Kelley on June 17th, 2024
Gluttony is the sin no one likes talking about, and that is for good reason. It is the sin that has become acceptable in the Church.  Read More
We Can Be Like God
by John Kelley on June 12th, 2024
...pride then leads us to a need for power to have control over those who are of less worth. We are not God, but that very desire to be equal to Him has been around since before the earth.  Read More
Rich Beyond Measure
by John Kelley on June 11th, 2024
This is what the lust of money does to us. It closes our hands. Instead of holding them open and allowing God to use our funds, we keep them tightly closed to prevent any of them from going away.  Read More
Walk By The Spirit
by John Kelley on June 10th, 2024
What would make someone throw away years of a Godly marriage and ruin the lives of three beautiful children? Lust. It’s been one of Satan’s favorite weapons against humanity for thousands of years.  Read More
Don't Hurt Yourself
by John Kelley on June 5th, 2024
Pride is really the opposite of humility. While humility says, “I will treat others as better than myself,” pride says, “I am better.” This is the inherent evil of pride.  Read More
Pride Won't Save You
by John Kelley on June 4th, 2024
Many of us find ourselves wanting to “get back” at people. We want to make sure they understand how they wronged us. In today’s political climate, we see left vs. right, conservative vs. liberal, and big city vs. rural all the time. Rarely do we see grace.   Read More
When I Think I’m God
by John Kelley on June 3rd, 2024
We need to decide where we stand on pride. We can’t let it direct our path. It only leads to one place.  Read More
Victory In Death
by John Kelley on May 22nd, 2024
Hope is one of the greatest tools of the Christian. It is with hope that we continue on in hard times. It is with hope that we realize this world is not our home.  Read More
Sacrifice is Freedom
by John Kelley on May 21st, 2024
When we put everything we are, everything we own, and everything we love under God’s authority, allowing Him unfettered access to all of it, that’s when we find ourselves living in a way that far exceeds any other lifestyle you could ever find.  Read More
Our Sacrifice Is Nothing....
by John Kelley on May 20th, 2024
God loves His creation so much that even the sacrifice of His own Son wasn’t off the table when it came to redemption. We are the fortunate recipients of a gift we’ve never earned or deserved.  Read More
The Winning Team
by John Kelley on May 17th, 2024
There is nothing we can do to earn salvation. Our sin casts a shadow far too dark for our works to shed light on it. Only the blood of Jesus can do that. However, what we do matters for eternity.  Read More
Absence Is True Punishment
by John Kelley on May 15th, 2024
The single greatest part of Heaven will be the physical presence of God. Hell is the polar opposite. There is no presence of God.  Read More
Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away
by John Kelley on May 14th, 2024
God designed the Garden of Eden for man to walk with Him physically. We read in Genesis that Adam walked with God in the garden, and they talked. They hung out. This was God’s intention all along.  Read More
We'll Live Forever
by John Kelley on May 13th, 2024
Eternity. Want to make your head spin and get a weird feeling in the pit of your stomach? Try to think about eternity. Even better, try to comprehend eternity.  Read More
As For Me And My House…
by John Kelley on May 10th, 2024
The most important discipleship you will do will be inside the walls of your house, on family vacations, and going out to eat. How you react to tough situations, the way you spend your time, and how often you pray will all be viewed through the most impressionable eyes in your world.  Read More
We Can't Do It Alone
by John Kelley on May 9th, 2024
Discipleship isn’t a program we do. It’s pouring ourselves into people.  Read More
You Aren't Going Anywhere
by John Kelley on May 8th, 2024
Discipleship takes work. One of the most important aspects of discipleship is the character of the discipler. If you want to disciple someone, you have to take inventory of WHO you are.  Read More
You Play To Win The Game
by John Kelley on May 7th, 2024
Many would see following Christ as the easiest part of being a disciple, but it may be the hardest, and it is definitely the most pivotal.  Read More