Author Archives: Stovall Weems

Living the God-First Life: Don’t Miss the Party

Living the God-First Life: Don’t Miss the Party

Passage to Read The Wedding Celebration, Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24. Point to Ponder Imagine throwing a wonderful wedding feast. How would you feel if you offered invitations to your family and friends but nobody came? Yet that’s exactly what happens in this story, told in two different parables by Jesus. A king invited a bunch

Worship: God Wants to Party With You

I Live God-First by Worshipping Passage to Read The Wedding Celebration, Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24. Point to Ponder Imagine throwing a wonderful wedding feast. How would you feel if you offered invitations to your family and friends but nobody came? Yet that’s exactly what happens in this story, told in two different parables by Jesus. A king invited a

There’s Enough Grace to Go Around

Passage to Read Laborers in the Vineyard, Matthew 20:1-16. Point to Ponder We all have expectations about what we deserve, and if we’re honest, most of those expectations are shaped by making comparisons. We think, “So-and-So got this, so I should get that.” We compare our value against other people and make conclusions. Usually this

What Does It Mean to Put God First In Your Life?

What does it mean to put God first in your life? Matthew 6:33 tells us to “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness”, but how do we accomplish this when life seems to crowd out the best of intentions? Work, family, and so many other responsibilities take up every waking minute of our day. Is it

Proverbs 3:5-6

Your Life, God’s Way

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Years ago, my church – Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida – rented a billboard near a busy highway. We were looking to attract people to what God was

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