I Am the True Vine

After the fall, God promised to send an offspring. A blessing. He chose a man, Abram, and promised to make a people, a new nation of him. He did, but Israel failed, over and over. They were not the servant, the “vine” God intended. So God sent His Son, and He would be and do […]

I Am The Good Shepherd

There are some clear assumptions in this chapter. We all need a shepherd. We’re all looking for a shepherd. We’re all holding on to someone or something as a shepherd. But who is the real shepherd? Scripture: John 10:11-42; Ezekiel 34

Work as a Witness

Almost everyone works. You may not work due to age or for issues related to physical or intellectual abilities. If you’re a student, you’re not earning an income, you’re earning grades. If you’re a stay-at-home parent, your not raising money, you’re shaping the character of your children. And if you’re retired, you’re busy at something(s) […]

Reset on Mission

Three times in Ephesians 1:3-14, Paul writes that our salvation is all about the glory of God. He writes that our salvation is “to the praise of his glorious grace…” “to the praise of his glory…” “to the praise of His glory!” And as you read through this passage you see that God has chosen […]

Reset with Prayer

The new year is a predictable time when we think about resetting certain rhythms in our lives, when we take stock of how we’ve invested our time, our money, our passions and where we want to be this time next year. 2020 has pushed on all of us – hard. It’s time we reset, and […]

Reset with God’s Word

God has designed humans and the world around us to experience new beginnings, new mornings, new seasons, and new years. In 2021 at Foothills, we are pushing the “reset” button to re-engage one another and our neighborhoods with the gospel. This means applying old truths to the new year. Scripture: Psalm 119:129-136

A Prayer and a Promise for Unfinished People

Paul brings his first and deeply affirming, encouraging letter to the Thessalonians to a close. He prays that their sanctification, God’s will for them, will be finished and through at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. And he promises them that their faithful, heavenly Father, the God of peace, will surely do it! In […]

How to be the Family of God

What does it look like to be a family of believers headed to forever together? That’s the question Paul is answering in this text. He’s calling the believers in Thessalonica to walk in a way that pleases God more and more. He’s told them that it’s God’s will for them to be sanctified. And as […]

The Day of the Lord

The Day of the Lord seems to be a fundamental teaching for believers. Jesus Himself spoke of it as “the coming of the Son of Man.” The Apostles of Christ taught the early church about it, Peter wrote of it in 2 Peter 3, John wrote about it in Revelation, and Paul writes about it […]