On the heels of Peter's great confession, comes evidence of great confusion still. He may have been persuaded of Jesus' identity as the Messiah, but he still had a long way to go in his understanding of God's plans to redeem the world from sin through the suffering...read >>
Have you had enough yet? Are you weary, tired, sick of sin & all of it's causes & causers? Are you ready for God to rid the world of evil, to crush all the wicked of the earth? If so, my friend, today's passage is just for you.
If you are able, grab a copy of God's...read >>
Are you a fruit-bearing Christian? Is there really any other kind?
Well then, how's your crop? That can be a difficult questions to answer. And if we're not careful, the pursuit of an answer might find us trying to tie on store-bought fruit to wilted dead...read >>
"Wolves in sheep's clothing." We hear that phrase a lot, but I wonder how many know its origin? Jesus Christ! On the heals of inviting His disciples into His Kingdom, He immediately warned them of the many there would be who would rather they do anything else than...read >>
Ever swung a sword? For most of us these days, probably not! But, in our passage this week, Jesus certainly does, and fully intends for us to take His Sword and swing away, too!
If you've been in the family of the Lord for any length of time, you know that we have...read >>
It's devastatingly true that, despite our human condition of sin, so few humans have even heard of it; and, if they do, they're quick to dismiss it as "a religious crutch for the ignorant who lack the mental capacity to come to grips with the harsh reality of...read >>
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 >>
Just when you thought it was safe to blame all of your sin on your parents, your circumstances, your "environment".
None had better a parent than Adam & Eve. Yet: sin!
None had a better environment than Adam & Eve. Yet: sin!
The garden was perfect. Father God...read >>
Jesus promises the Helper who provides the power to proclaim and the conviction to condemn or to call out.read >>
Performing under extreme pressure. Sound like fun? Not at all.
Under circumstances that would drive any of us crazy, that would render a heart-attack as easily as anything else, Jesus remains cool under the collar, completely confident in His Father's plan. But at...read >>
GRACE: Unmerited Favor
Sounds easy enough. But is it? Is God's grace easy to receive?
Truth be told, undeserved favor is taboo for most of us... especially when it comes from God. Something for nothing? Better (or harder) still, something good in exchange for...read >>
We were designed to run on glory! Glory is fuel for life. We love power, beauty, knowledge, mercy, grace.
Nowhere else is God's glory manifested before our eyes as in the Son of God at Calvary. Come see and proclaim John 12.31-33.read >>