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Finished Work

Proverbs 6:6-11
May 17th 2020

Doesn't it feel good to finish a project? What a joy it is to celebrate a job well done! This is true spiritually, as well. Our redeemer, Jesus Christ, finished his work of salvation for us, on the cross. It is done! Our salvation is secure. But, we still have >>

Cross, Eternal Rest, Jesus Christ, Laziness, Progressive Sanctification, Sloth
Ant, Rest, Work

The Last First, The First Last

Matthew 20.1-16
Sep 16th 2018

Just what did Jesus mean last week at the close of Matthew 19: "The last shall be first, and the first last"? Well, that's where we pick things up this week. How is it that the last are first, and the first last?

Our Lord employs a parable to make His point >>

eleventh hour, first, gifts, grace, help, hope, kindness, kingdom, labor, last, mercy, ministry, parable, patience, undeserving, wages, work
grace, Matthew, salvation

Sticks, Trees and Prosperity

Genesis 30.25-43
Jun 8th 2014

Ever heard the expression "power corrupts"? It's not that power corrupts, rather power reveals our corruption. Power in the hands of a sin-bent self is dangerous. But that same power in the hands of a righteous man is a blessing to all.

Last week we saw >>

2 Corinthians 9.61-5, blessing, cheat, Deuteronomy 9.25-29, generosity, generous, giving, Jacob, Laban, labor, luck, power, prosperity, reputation, work
blessing, generosity, Genesis

The Doctrine of The Work of Christ

Hebrews 1.1-4, 1 Corinthians 15.17, Hebrews 10.12-14
Feb 16th 2014

A dear friend once said, "We live in a microwave culture with a crock-pot God."

It's so right & good for us to search for the Lord, to hunger & thirst for greater nearness. But, what when if don't find it? Or worse, what if the concert-high wears off in a >>

Christ, death, doctrine, faith, hope, power, resurrection, truth, work
doctrine, Gospel, Jesus

One Work

John 7.19-24
May 30th 2010

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 >>

Abraham, circumcision, fathers, glory, John 7, Moses, one, Sabbath, work
Gospel of John, John 7

Seeking A Savor

John 6.22-29
Mar 21st 2010

Jesus cuts right through the flattery and deep into the gut of the matter: "You are seeking me because you ate your fill of the loaves." Ouch!

King Jesus commands us not to labor for food that perishes, but for food that is eternal. What? Don't work for dinner, >>

bread of life, Capernaum, Matthew 6, Rabbi, savor, Tiberias, work
Ephesians 4, Gospel of John, John 6