The Gift of Hope

Because GOD is faithful, we have Hope! Scripture: Psalm 16; Judges 17:6, 21:25; Genesis 25:29-34; Exodus 29:40-41; Leviticus 23:13; Numbers 15:5-7; Philippians 2:17; 2 Timothy 4:6; Psalms 1:1; Proverbs 1:5, 8:14; Acts 13:34-37; 2 Corinthians 6:2; Isaiah 49:8; Acts 2:25-36; 1 Corinthians 15:20-34; Romans 8:38-39

There is a Redeemer

Ruth 4 shows how God brings redemption out of ruin through the birth of a son. Boaz selflessly follows God’s Word to care for Naomi and Ruth and to perpetuate the name of Elimelech and Mahlon. Through this selfless act, God providentially provides His people with a redeemer, a king, and a Messiah. As God’s […]

How the Gospel Works

We live in the era of text messages and Marco Polo. Back in the day, we used to write letters. My wife saved a box of letters we wrote to each other before we were married. If you read them, you’d know what we were doing, questions we were asking, things we were hoping for, […]

Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God

Life is filled with choices every day. We make most without much thought. But others make us stop, force us to think, consider and weigh the outcome. We need God’s wisdom to live in God’s world. But we have a choice, we can choose God’s wisdom, and take that path, or we can take the […]

The Resurrection of Jesus

2020 could be the year remembered as “the year without Easter.” But even with social distancing, daily presidential briefings, death tolls, and tens of millions applying for unemployment, Easter has come. This may not be the Easter we had planned, but the resurrection power of Jesus cannot be stopped. The Good News that Christ is […]

Giving and Receiving the Scriptures

Once again in Acts we see the Apostles proclaiming the gospel. And we see people respond much the same way as we have, some are persuaded and some are jealous and create so much conflict that the Apostolic team has to pivot to another place. But in the midst of these verses, we don’t just […]

The Disrupting Affects of the Gospel and the Power of Jesus

This text introduces us to a significant event in the history of the world. Today, people tour the great Cathedrals of Europe. But before there were Cathedrals, a small group of faithful followers of Jesus crossed the sea from Asia to Europe and shared the gospel on the banks of a river in Philippi. When […]

Grace Alone

The gospel can be threatened. The Good News of how a person can be saved can be threatened by persecution or obscured by false teaching. False teaching changes the good news, adding to or subtracting from God’s clear message of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus. Acts 15 is the story of how the […]

Missions – The Work of the Spirit, Part 1

When a Christian shares the gospel with someone, we typically call that “evangelism.” People who are not Christians typically call that “proselytizing,” and it usually has a negative connotation. Christian missions is seen by many as a negative thing as well. “Why not do your clinics and water projects, but keep Jesus out of it? […]

Jesus Is Coming!

We live in a world where each day we experience hardship/heartbreak and we need to know that God comes through on His promises. History is culminating in the birth of Jesus and if we’re in Jesus, our life has meaning/purpose as He’s been orchestrating all of this together for our good and His glory. Scripture: […]