What brings you joy? Is it friends, family, shopping, leisure, money, or romance? Well, the true is that lasting joy is only found in Jesus Christ. Ultimately, only Jesus can captivate our minds, satisfy our affections, lift our spirits, and fulfill our desires....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 >>
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 >>
You're most likely very familiar with contracts, but do you know what a covenant is?
Like it or not, around these parts of the world, much of our lives are governed by contracts. We have them with the phone company, the electric company, insurance companies... and...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 >>
Have you ever had one of those spiritual "mountain top experiences", a time in your life when God did something so convincing, so hopeful, so timely, perhaps a merciful healing, or an 11th hour rescue of sorts... something that filled your heart with gratitude, love...read >>
They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
I've also heard it said that our love can be measured best by those we love the least.
Do you think your love for the least would pass the test of Christian love?
Join us this week as we wrap up another...read >>
Knowing and living are two different things, aren't they? For example, parents don't always exemplify the life they want their kids to live. Perhaps you've heard the familiar phrase, "Do as I say, not as I do." Lord willing, that doesn't depict how we live out our...read >>
"Love God, love others." Pretty simple, right? So, how well have you been living & loving accordingly? Perfectly? Most of the time? Some of the time? Any of the time?
As it turns out, simple doesn't always mean "easy". And such is especially the case here, with our...read >>
The way of the world versus the Way of the Word.
In last week's passage, the mother of James and John requested that her boys sit at King Jesus' right and left in His Kingdom. In our passage today, the Lord handles the indignant response of the other 10 jealous...read >>
Having just declared God's sacred intent for marital permanence, the subject now shifts naturally on to the product of such sacred unions: children. "Jesus," indeed, "loves the little children." "Let the children come to Me."
Ever seen a politician pose for a pic...read >>
The story of the Resurrection may have culminated on the third day after Jesus' crucifixion, but it certainly didn't originate there. His death for our sin wasn't just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The glorious Trinity planned the...read >>
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 >>
Well, what do you think about Matthew chapter thirteen? We've been walking through it now for eleven weeks together. Think you've go it? Think you understand it? Think you could teach it to others?
This is the sort of question Jesus poses to His disciples in our...read >>
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? Well,...read >>
In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing Jesus the Messiah to his lost family and friends. Like many today, they can get caught up in their religion, but completely miss the Christ.
Today's few verses serve as almost a summary statement, a...read >>
In an effort to accuse Jesus, the religious leaders find themselves condemned again by their own self-righteousness. "Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath?" What sort of question is that?
As we saw last week, God commanded rest for His people, a day of worship &...read >>
Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?
You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>
In our passage today, Jesus forces the question: "Am I worthy of Jesus?" Well, how would you answer that? Are you worthy of Jesus? What a weighty question! Is there any more important question you'll be asked today? No!
Last week we covered Matthew 10.33-39. But...read >>
Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?
Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...read >>
Are you stricken with sin? When you look upon your life, your past, your present... do you feel stuck in your situation?
Well, friend, there is hope... real hope. Though you & others may have labeled you irreparable, Jesus has not. He has the authority & power to...read >>