What would you expect a "house of prayer" to be like? Quiet? Calm? Perhaps some soft choruses in the background? Some Scripture being read? Prayers being prayed of course, right?
Well, that's not even close to what Jesus found in His "house of...read >>
Today we will wrap up our mini-series on this short section of Matthew 18, beginning with verse 18, which is one of the most misunderstood passages in all of Scripture. Many who barely know God are yet very familiar with these words from Jesus. And, if we're not...read >>
It's a family affair. Our Father in heaven means to make followers of Jesus Christ: sinners, saved by grace, lives that are being transformed into the glorious likeness of His Son, the sinless Savior.
Are you all in? Are you all in His family? What role do you...read >>
How's your prayer life? Could it stand some improvement? Whose couldn't?!
Are your prayers being answered? Why not?
Ever wondered what might be wrong with your prayer life? Through Christ, His disciples have been given a direct line to the Most High! So why don't...read >>
"Pray then this way: Our Father... Give us today our daily bread..."
By God's grace, today we'll take this little piece of the disciple's prayer and consider all our Savior has packed into these simple words and what He means for us to learn about our...read >>
How's your prayer life?
It is so hard to pray when we're confused about the One we're praying to.
If He is God, and in control of all things, then what's the point in praying? Whatever He wants is going to happen anyway, right?
Wrong! ...and right.
Join us today...read >>
Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.
Currently there...read >>
So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?"...read >>
If we have learned anything of God's character through our study of Genesis it is that He has authority over all things! And secondly, He has been proclaiming the Good News of His Son from before the beginning of time.
Now that we have reached the end of our study...read >>
Throughout Jesus' 3 year ministry, one of the most important things that he taught and demonstrated was how to live a life of prayer. Watching Jesus himself commune with the Father was no doubt one greatest privileges given to the disciples. In Luke chapter 18 Jesus...read >>
After 20 years of separation from his death-threatening brother, Jacob panics like it was yesterday when he hears that Esau and a few hundred of his closest friends are heading his way to meet him in the wilderness.
Jacob rightly turns to his Deliverer, schooling...read >>
The Lord's Prayer. You've probably got it memorized, have said it hundreds of time, but do you have any idea what it means? what you're asking?
As we continue considering the core aspects of walking faithfully with Christ, of our sanctification, being set apart...read >>
The Holy Spirit. Perhaps one of the most divisive doctrines in the Church. Ironically, however, He was given by God to unite the Church in the Spirit and Truth of Christ.
Is the Holy Spirit the cause of people flopping in the pews, barking like dogs? Or perhaps He...read >>
For 24+ chapters now, we have seen God do things in most unexpected ways. In today's passage, that comes to such a head that we've got to take some time to ensure we see what God has been pointing out in His Word.
Two sons from an empty womb are called and created...read >>
The first couple of sections of this chapter read like Abraham's obituary. God's plan to continue His covenant faithfulness is shifting from Abraham to his son, Isaac.
Various other details about Abraham's life are introduced here, including the addition of another...read >>
Are you married? Why?
Ironically, it isn't a question we think to much about before or after our marriages. "I mean, isn't the answer obvious?"
In today's passage we can see God's divine perspective on marriage: why He instituted it, what its main...read >>
This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from...read >>
This is the first of three sermons on the search of Abraham's servant for Isaac's appointed wife.
We begin with aging Abraham's instruction to his eldest & wisest servant, who proves to be on a faith journey of his own & the right man for the job! Having...read >>
Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.
If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...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 >>
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 >>