A Charge to the Church to Persevere!

If the church is going to persevere and keep their eyes on Jesus, we need to be a people who run from sin, who pursue godliness, who fight for truth and take hold of the life we have in Jesus.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:11-16

The Gospel and Slavery

Philip Graham Ryken said, “part of our sinful nature instinctively chooses to see what we want to see, and to ignore what we want to ignore until it’s too late and the damage is done.” The example of slavery is one such blind spot. In 1 Timothy 6:1-2, we’ll walk through Paul’s instructions to Christians who are living in an infrastructure of slavery and explain how they ought to live.

Scripture::1 Timothy 6:1-2

Responding Biblically to the Events That Took Place in MN, LA and TX

The most important name this Sunday is Jesus. Jesus knows about suffering (1 Pet 3:18, Heb 2:9). Jesus knows about justice (John 5:30, Matt 12:18–21). Jesus knows about racial tension (John 4, Luke 10:30–37, cf. Gal 2:11–14). Jesus knows about being wrongfully treated (1 Pet 2:21–24). Jesus knows about surprise tragedy and perishing souls (Luke 13:1–5). Jesus knows our weaknesses and he knows how to sympathize with us (Heb 4:15). Jesus knows how to show mercy to criminals and he knows the penalty for sin, for he has suffered it for us (Rom 5:6–8). Jesus knows about living in a wicked world (John 1:9–11, John 3:19) and he knows about dying at the hands of wicked men (Acts 2:23).

Scripture: Romans 12:9-21