Helping People

Someone Needs You

Pastor Dwain The Church of Love

Matthew 13:20-21 – The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Have you noticed how many people fall away from the faith or …

People Matter

People Matter

Pastor Dwain Leadership, The Church of Love

“Feed my lambs.” “Tend my sheep.” “Feed my sheep.” Do you love Jesus? Most of us would say emphatically, “YES.” In John 21, Jesus gives us the barometer of loving Him well. He tells us that if we love Him then we will tend and feed His lambs and His sheep. If we aren’t taking time to do this, then …

Measuring our maturity by edification

Pastor Dwain The Church of Love

I Corinthians 14:2  For anyone who speaks in a tongue[a] does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I …

Love is thoughtful and will trust in the authentic

Pastor Dwain The Church of Love

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Father likes it that way.  Father designed it that way.  It’s not a bad thing to be less than omnipotent or less than omniscient.  During this season it’s the way Father has designed us so we function in community.  It’s in …

Wisdom with regard to personal expression

Pastor Dwain The Church of Love

  I Corinthians 14:13  For this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they may interpret what they say. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 15 So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing …

The call to build up one another

Pastor Dwain The Church of Love

I Corinthians 14:2  For anyone who speaks in a tongue[a] does not speak to people but to God. Indeed, no one understands them; they utter mysteries by the Spirit. 3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. 4 Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I …

The relational context of the Church

Pastor Dwain The Church of Love

The church is a very relational organism.  Paul emphasizes this fact and concept throughout his writings.  We don’t exist “in Christ” on our own or by ourselves.  We exist in a body interconnected to one another.   None of us hold all the power or have all the gifts.  None of us have all wisdom.   Rather we need each other and …