When you follow Jesus, God's mission becomes your mission. You see, our God is a missionary God. God, the Father, sent God the Son, to seek, rescue, and restore his fallen creation. And, when God adopts us into his family, he gives us his missionary heart. Now, we...read >>
Through Christ, God adopts us into his gospel family. Now, God is our new, perfect Heavenly Father. And, we are now his children: his beloved sons and daughters. We have a new identity, new priorities, new passions, and new goals. Thus, we begin to resemble our...read >>
This is our eighth and final week in our series on the Church entitled "O How He Loves Her". We’ve spent seven weeks talking about the Church’s Lord & His covenant love; her identity as His Bride; who belongs to His Bride: her members; who should lovingly lead...read >>
The blood of God's own Son purchased for Him a people, set apart for His glory by His grace. They make up the Bride & Body of Christ upon the earth: the Church.
Likewise the Lord has appointed under-shepherds to care for and look after the family of faith. But who...read >>
Over the last few weeks, we have seen the Lord's New Covenant promise to forgive us, thus establishing covenant with us, and, even more, to uphold our end of the covenant by causing our loving obedience to Him. Thus He promises to uphold both ends of the covenant!...read >>
What makes the Church unique, special, different, set apart from any other organization, social club, or para-church ministry?
It's hard to know how we are without knowing who we are, or better, Whose we are.
Today we begin a short series on The Church, what makes...read >>
False advertising. Don't you just love it? Ugh! No, of course not. Proverbs 13.12 says that "a hope deferred makes the heart sick." Few things frustrate more than getting our hopes up only to be lied to and let down.
But what about our lives? What is it that we're...read >>
In our passage two weeks ago, our Lord began instructing His men on one of the main, base characteristics His followers ought to have: humility. He began with our humility as aliens in living in a dark, lost world. What should our perspective and attitude be like...read >>
It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.
Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?
Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>
In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.
Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.
So far...read >>
None of us are what we should be.
Neither are we now what we will be!
The process isn't completed until we see Him, BUT it doesn't wait to begin then. It begins now! And don't you want it to? Aren't you sick of the sin & destruction & death?
I'm afraid many look...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?" "Repent,...read >>
Have you trusted Christ? Have you obeyed His command to follow Him in believer's baptism?
As we prepare to baptize over a dozen brothers and sisters in the faith, this morning we'll spend some time examining key passages on believer's baptism, how it was and ought...read >>
What's so new about the New Covenant, and what role does it play in creating, establishing and uniting the Church?
Having seen us through 10 weeks of doctrine, we will now turn back to Paul's words to the church of Corinth in order to help us consider His Word to...read >>
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 >>
For all that's wrong with her, one thing is certain: her Husband is amazing!
She is so very loved with a special, enormous, eternal, covenant love, the love of God, the same Trinitarian love shared & enjoyed by Father, Son & Spirit. Yes, she is a work in process....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 >>
Where do singles & the barren fit into the "family" of Jesus? So often they're skirted out to the fringes of the church, overlooked and forgotten. But not by Jesus! According to the Word, they've many advantages in ministry and all kinds of potential therein to have...read >>
What are your plans for Children's Ministry?
What is a family devotional, and how do I have one?
What is Sustain? How do I read the Bible? I believe in Jesus, but I don't go to church. Why would I?
What's a "small group"? How is that different from Restore? Why...read >>