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 >>
It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.
Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?
Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>
Why are you here? Why do you exist? What were you made for? Do you know?
These are "core questions". Questions that get at the heart of life, our understanding of everything else. The Dark Ages lasted for about a thousand years, from the 5th to the 15th century....read >>
Last week we took a look at some of the things False Prophets will or won't teach, on other words, what they believe.
This week we take a look at the fruit of that teaching: what they be-live, the false-life of false teachers.
Are you a false prophet, a false...read >>
What makes the Gospel glorious? God does. Not just who He is, but how He has manifested "who He is" among us: the death, burial & resurrection of His Son for our sin. All praise & glory is due Him!
So then, what's the connection between His manifestation of Love...read >>
Why does anything exist? Chances are, most of you know the reason. Don't discount that knowledge, my friend. Knowing all exists for the glory of God provides a view of the world that answers so many questions. Perhaps as you survey the canvas of human sin, the...read >>
Many, many are the amazing moments of Jacob's life: wrestled in the womb, cheated his brother out of blessing & birthright, ran off from his home, beheld the angel of God & His heavenly ladder, was cheated by his father-in-law for Leah & Rachel, for little to no...read >>
As a young man, Joseph dreamed God would put him in a place of authority over and above his siblings, and even his parents. And this would be for their good, no matter how much the news irritated his family when he told them.
At 17, his brothers had had enough of...read >>
Christ calls us to much more than Sunday mornings.
How would you define your faith? How would you define God? How does your understanding & knowledge of Him line up with Truth, what He has revealed of Himself in His Word?
The Son of God, the Word of God, the...read >>
How is your fight to stay faithful? Are you doing well, good and faithful? Feeling lethargic, unfocused and spiritually lazy? Perhaps you're at a breaking point, losing heart, almost ready to throw in the towel?
For thousands of years the Church has held to a...read >>
How much time do you spend thinking about the second coming of Christ? Probably not enough!
Think of all the time we spend preparing for what excites and thrills us most. Whether it's a wedding around the corner or a big game at the end of the week, we pour hours...read >>
Are you living on mission with the Lord? Do you even know what His mission is? It's a battle, that's for sure... chalked full of kingdoms, barricade walls, city gates, occupied territory and one strong enemy. But, there's hope for followers of Jesus: He who is in...read >>
Unity is a great thing. According to John 17.21, it can make all the difference in whether or not the world believes in Jesus.
Yet, unity isn't everything. We can be united in all kinds of godless fronts. God is supreme, not man; therefore what unites us is more...read >>
In a CULTure that defines "woman" by the desires of the flesh of man, we're desperate for God's Word to break in and redefine our Christian culture, our lives in Christ.
How many of our daughters will we continue to encourage toward conformity to this world? How...read >>
One thing is easy to see in this "beginning": God is careful... full of care. He provides everything, then, and only then, puts man in the Garden. What a good Father.
So, what is this all about? Why are we here? Why did our Creator create? Why us? Why everything...read >>
Nothing brings a prodigal home like Sovereign storms. Going through any? Perhaps the Lord has called up His winds or seas to bash against the bows of your boat? What are we to do through thick and thin but turn to the Lord who "works all things together for...read >>
God has been telling the story of His Son, our Savior, from the foundation of the world: Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We are set free from sin and death, from satan and ourselves, from our Father's just wrath... all by the blood of...read >>
Toward the end of last week, we barely caught a glimpse of God's love for us in Christ, as Christ. How can that be? How will God love us with such an infinite love? The answer is in today's passage. Join us!
The desire of Christ is the nearness of His disciples...read >>
Jesus prays for unity: their faithful witness of Godâ€™s glory in His Son as His love for the world.read >>
How now shall we live? What does any of this matter? What difference does the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ make on our manhood, womanhood, childhood, sainthood, fellowship? Let's SEE today in John's Gospel today.
Having revealed the Father to His...read >>