How do we get the blessing of God? It seems like all of us want the "blessed life." Just look at social media. She is relaxing on the beach, drink in hand, watching the sunset, with freshly painted toe nails, and the caption reads "#blessed." In fact, we all want...read >>
What kind of worship does God want from us? Take a look in Exodus 32 and notice what God's people do when Moses tarries on Mount Sinai. While Moses is away, the people create an idol, worship it, and carouse with one another. This infuriates God. What should they...read >>
Our God rescues his people. When we call out to God, he hears our cry, and he helps us. Has that been your experience? Do you cry our to God for help? Has God ever fought for you? Has God ever helped you escape from your enemies of sin, Satan, the flesh, and the...read >>
God calls us to follow him. In 2020, we have noticed God's call in the lives of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Moses. We clearly see that God uses broken, weak people to accomplish his redemptive mission. Only God can draw a straight line with a crooked stick. Read about...read >>
When the Messiah comes, He will judge the world. So then, let judgement begin!
With His sights set on the scribes & Pharisees who've sat themselves in Moses’ seat, judgement, indeed, begins with The House of The Lord. "You guys sure you want to sit there?"
On the heels of informing His men of His coming crucifixion and their need to follow Him there, the Messiah takes up the mission of encouraging His men. They've no reason to fear or doubt, and God the Father will cameo the scene to assure them.
You can't blame the...read >>
Shortly after an amazing Feeding of Five Thousand, in today's passage Jesus has to make His men get in a boat and get out of town while He deals with the dismissal of the crowd. To the disciples, things were going swimmingly! Why would Jesus want to leave His voters...read >>
So far in His sermon, Jesus had declared the character & resulting conduct of His disciples: those who follow Him. Having their character so transformed (the Beatitudes), though their conduct in the world would result in persecution, as the Light of the World...read >>
Matthew continues his proclamation of Good News, primarily to his Jewish born brothers & sisters.
This week Matthew tells of another angelic visit to father Joseph in a dream: "flee to Egypt, for Herod is about to search for the Child, to destroy Him." So how would...read >>
Where would you begin the Gospel? Where would anything have to begin, for that matter? As we begin our exploration of the Biblical doctrines that uphold the Good News of the Scripture, there is no better place to begin than where Moses began his relationship with...read >>
...that you may also believe. That is why John's Gospel and history itself was written: That you may know life abundantly in the Rock of Jesus Christ, from whose side flowed streams of blood and living water.read >>
What's so marvelous about Jesus?
In a day of political loop holes and self-justification, Jesus speaks truth... straight truth: no spin, no trickery, no doubt... just Truth. Using their own legacy and laws, Jesus reveals His heart of God that His enemies are...read >>
This week, the great teacher of Israel becomes the student of the Greatest Teacher ever.
What would you ask Him? What does Nic ask Him? Truth be told, not a thing, but Jesus, who knows all men and what is inside of them (2.23-25), and so is able to perform the...read >>