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Matthew 12.43-50
Jul 9th 2017

Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?

In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>

demon, faith, family, fruit, grace, hope, mercy, possession, redemption, safe, secure
demons, Matthew, salvation

The Gospel of Peace

Matthew 9.35
Dec 4th 2016

Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?

Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...read >>

enmity, forgiveness, gospel, Holy Spirit, hostility, Isaiah 9, John 14.6, love, peace, redemption, rescue, sanctification, sin, transformation, war
Gospel, Matthew, peace

Jesus calls 'Come!'
 Do you hear him?

John 21.1-14
Dec 27th 2015

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breakfast, calling, faith, fisher of men, hope, meal, monergism, redemption, restoration
Gospel of John, grace, providence

Weeping In Hope

Matthew 2.16-18
Apr 12th 2015

How thick is your skin? How thick is your sin?

"I must decrease that Christ may increase." John's words befit all of God's children. We're born so bent on our own situation. But our faithful God loves us, and will, therefore, see us through to fix our hope not on...read >>

children, cross, death, Egypt, exile, faith, faith, Herod, hope, Jeremiah, persecution, sin
Matthew, persecution, redemption

From Judah to Jesus: Corruption to Christ

Genesis 38
Sep 14th 2014

Have you ever regretted your vote in a past election?

Despite eldest brother Reuben's counsel, Joseph's brothers foolishly opted to follow Judah's plan to exchange their younger brother Joseph for a little jingle.

Judah had attempted to establish himself as a...read >>

evil, faithfulness, grace, Jesus, Judah, Perez, redemption, risk, sovereignty, Tamar, twins, wicked, Zerah
Genesis 38, grace, sovereignty

Grace's Ladder

Genesis 28.10-22
Jan 5th 2014

If you're a follower of Jesus Christ, one thing you surely know by now is how gracious His call was & is upon your life. We are saved by God's grace: undeserved favor. Today's passage in Genesis depicts this perfectly.

En route from his death-threatening brother,...read >>

angels, calling, dreams, election, grace, heaven, Jacob, Jacob's ladder, Jesus, redemption, salvation, sovereign, stairway
Genesis, grace, salvation

A Promise & An Impatient Pregnancy

Genesis 16
Jun 16th 2013

The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!

Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>

Abram, compassion, downcast, El Roi, Father's Day, fatherless, Hagar, poor, power, Sarai, the Angel of the Lord, understanding, woman at well, Word
Genesis 16, mercy, redemption

One & Dysfunctional Flesh

Ephesians 5.24-32, 1 Corinthians 6.9-10
Jun 2nd 2013

The Bible defines marriage as the sexual, covenant union between one man and one woman. Yet the very fabric of humanity is being challenged by a completely different definition argued over in our court rooms today.

Just what is marriage? What is it for? Can it...read >>

bodies, covenant, desire, dysfunction, homosexuality, love, marriage, redemption, same-sex, sin
desire, homosexuality, marriage

A Bibbing In the Vine

Genesis 9.18-29
Mar 3rd 2013

The Lord continues to redeem ruin.

He's kept His promise in sending faithful rains, rather than destroying rains. And Noah the craftsmen-turned-vinedresser is found inebriated, naked, exposed.

The youngest of his sons walks in on him and "sees & tells"... not a...read >>

bless, Canaan, covering, curse, drunk, Gentiles, Ham, Japheth, naked, Noah, redemption, respect, salvation, shame, Shem, wine
blessin, Genesis 9, sin

Walking With God

Genesis 5
Jan 20th 2013

Ever tried shining a flashlight in the day time? Doesn't do much good, does it?

Made in the likeness & image of God, the Lord shines on His children like little mirrors in order that they may experience the joy of having and reflect His Light.

For now, in this...read >>

dark, death, Enoch, grace, hope, Israel, Lamech, learn, Noah, persecution, sin
Genesis 5, hope, redemption

Hope in Judgement

Genesis 3.8-19
Dec 9th 2012

Let's face it, we all hate sin. It's embarrassing, shameful and humiliating. Whether sinner or saint, no one likes to be made a fool, or, more likely, reveal their own foolishness.

Sin heightens our awareness to God's power & wrath, and, therefore, we all run from...read >>

chauvinism, fear, feminism, Genesis 3, guilt, hide, hope, judgement, proto euangelion, redeem, redemption, satan, shame, sin
Genesis, redemption, sin

Better That One Man Should Die

John 11.45-53
Jan 16th 2011

God is glorious. He is so good. He alone can take our most regretful words, accidents, and sin and, in His marvelous ways, use them for our Good.

This week the Jewish leaders think of the perfect plan to finally secure their pride, position, place, and status......read >>

Caiaphas, cross, crucify, hope, love, redemption, sin, sovereign, unity
Gospel of John, John 11