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From Failure to Faith

Jun 18th 2017

What is the call God has on a father's life, and how ought he to lead his family?

Throughout the Scripture, God instructs men on how they are to lead & love their families. Are you a father? How well do you follow God's Word, how well do you lead accordingly?...read >>

discipline, family, father, Father's Day, home, leadership, love, men, pastor, priest, sacrifice, teacher
fathers, holiness, home life

Reclines With Sinners

Matthew 9.10-13
Oct 23rd 2016

In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>

compassion, discipleship, doctors, forgiveness, friend, heal, mercy, sacrifice, sick, sin, transformation
disciple, forgiveness, Matthew

Servants of Christ

Acts 6.1-6
Aug 14th 2016

Having spent more than a year in The Sermon On The Mount, what is our state of union? Has the Son's faithful, clarifying exposition of His Father's Law stoked our spiritual pride: "We know more than them." Or, has the Righteous Words of the Son of Man...read >>

deacons, humility, Law, love, sacrifice, servants, service, table waiters
Acts, deacon, service

Crowds or Christ

Matthew 7.13-14
May 29th 2016

Ever seen the bumper sticker: "Christians aren't perfect. We're just forgiven."

Just forgiven? Really? Is that all Christ came to earth to do?

The Old Testament provided a way for man to be forgiven. But through Christ--God's once-for-all sacrificial...read >>

broad, Christian life, difficult, hard, holiness, holy, narrow way, sacrifice, sorrow, suffering, worldliness
discipleship, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Hostility, Indifference, Worship

Matthew 2.1-12
Mar 22nd 2015

Matthew continues his mission today of proclaiming to his jewish brethren Jesus' right to the throne. However, there's already a king enthroned in Jerusalem, but he has no right to be there at all: Herod, the Edomite. When the star-following Magi appear from the...read >>

Bethlehem, faith, Gentile, Herod, Jesus, Jew, love, Magi, Mary, prophecy, sacrifice, star of Bethlehem, worship
faith, Matthew, worship

Let Your Servant Remain Instead

Genesis 44
Nov 9th 2014

We have beheld such wisdom, patience & love in these last chapters of Genesis. But one final test would prove necessary in determining whether or not Joseph's brothers were fit to faithfully lead the 12 tribes of Israel.

Jacob had granted permission to take...read >>

confession, conviction, Judah, love, propitiation, repentance, sacrifice, sovereignty
Genesis, repentance, self-sacrifice

The Doctrine of Christian Living

Romans 8.30, 1 John 3.16-18, Romans 13.8, Ephesians 4.28, John 17.3, Proverbs 3.9, Hebrews 10.24-25
Mar 9th 2014

Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, this...read >>

christian living, doctrine, generosity, give, hope, life, live, love, ministry, mission, needy, poor, sacrifice, serve
Christianity, Church, Doctrine

Father & Son Worship - Part 2

Genesis 22.13-18
Sep 15th 2013

Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.

Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>

Abraham, call, faith, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Father & Son Worship - Part 1

Genesis 22.1-12
Sep 8th 2013

"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"

Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point...read >>

Abraham, call, follow, hope, hope, Isaac, Jesus, lamb, Moriah, obedience, ram, sacrifice, trust faith
faith, Genesis, sacrifice

Faith Is Right

Genesis 15
Jun 9th 2013

What is your hope to stand before the all-knowing, all-righteous, all-powerful God? That's heavy!

Abram stands before Him in today's passage... but rather than running from God because of his doubts & concerns, Abe runs to God, confessing them and requesting...read >>

Abram, attribute, count, doubt, faith, fear, impute, insecurity, Jesus, righteousness, sacrifice, trust
faith, Genesis 15, Jesus

Catastrophic Grace

Genesis 6.8-8.22
Feb 17th 2013

If you ever wondered how God feels about sin, look no further than today's passage. Wow!

Friday a meteorite raced through the sky over Russia. It left a surreal, translucent cloud of smoke & fire in its trail that had many out snapping photos... completely...read >>

covenant, evil, flood, grace, hope, judgement, mercy, Noah, obedience, power, rescue, rest, wrath
atonement, Genesis 6, sacrifice

Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies

John 12.23-26
Mar 6th 2011

A seed is a marvelous thing. So much potential packed into such a small package. Hundreds upon thousands of pounds of produce from one little capsule. Isn't God providential?!

But unless that seed undergoes a deep, thorough, and permanent change (even a death) it...read >>

die, faith, fruit, hope, Jesus, joy, life, sacrifice, seed
Gospel of John, John 12