“R-E-S-P-E-C-T”… Yes, it was Aretha Franklin who famously sang that in 1967, even though I gave credit Sunday to Tina Turner. Tina did sing another song about respect, for what it’s worth; but the bottom line is this… We all want respect! We need respect. We’ve got to have it! Respect is an essential ingredient in healthy relationships. Disrespect can wreck families, workplaces, classrooms, teams, churches and society in general. The Bible talks about the importance of
Life is filled with hopes and dreams… But sometimes, in case you haven’t noticed, life doesn’t always work out the way you hoped and dreamed it would. When that happens, you may get disillusioned. The dictionary defines disillusionment this way - “a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.” Disillusionment can cause alot of pain and heartache. Sarah and Abram, (later Abraham) longed for a child of their
The Bible is filled with stories about dysfunctional families. Why is that? Because we are all hopelessly marred by sin and that sin can cause serious messes. But take heart, God is in the change business! You will never have a perfect family - this earth is not heaven - but you can begin to take some steps to allow God to work in your family. Last Sunday, as we kicked off our series, My Imperfect Family, we took a look at a snapshot from Jospeh’s life (Genesis 37). Jos
Is there someone in your life right now who you do not know where they stand with Jesus? I’m sure there is. So will you share the grace and truth of the gospel with them? At Watermark, we share the grace and truth of the gospel to make an impression and leave a mark for Jesus Christ! How do we share the gospel? Be BOLD. Boldly and confidently share Christ with others! Pray that God will give you the confidence you need to share your faith. 29 Now, Lord, consider their
I’m seeing plenty of new growth around my house these days - lots of new buds and flowers. It has been a long, cold winter for us, but all the new growth is encouraging and refreshing. Growth is essential in nature and it is vital in our lives in many ways. God wants us to grow and mature in our faith. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18. We are expected and commanded to grow! How can we grow and mature in our faith?