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A dozen biblical facts about Daniel

March 14, 2021

Everyone knows Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den and went on some kind of fast. But there’s a lot more to this character than the Sunday school lessons let on! Few Bible characters have the kind of status that Daniel does. He’s a righteous and wise hero of the Old Testament whose decisions save the lives of many. You […]

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Don’t grow weary and give up! Galatians

January 19, 2021

Let me begin by pointing out a few things about this verse. The phrase, “grow weary” can also be translated, “get tired,” or “become discouraged.” It means, “don’t lose your motivation in continuing a desirable pattern of activity.” [BDAG] In this case what is desirable refers to doing what is right or as the ESV says, “doing […]

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Daily bread

January 5, 2021

The Lord’s Prayer begins with lofty ideals and heavenly matters – “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” But the second half of this prayer moves to earthly matters proving that it is not lost in abstract ideals, but also […]

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New Creation

January 1, 2021

Having outlined the frailty of man’s flesh and the mysterious glory of Christ’s cross, Paul reaches his climactic conclusion, that anyone, who is in union with Christ, by believing His finished work on Calvary paid the price for their sins, has been made a new creation. Trusting that Christ’s death burial, and resurrection is the […]

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Let’s be thankful

December 17, 2020

1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 107:1-9, 1 Timothy 2:1 Self centered world – You owe me. I deserve what I get. I don’t deserve anything bad. I take for granted all the blessings that come my way. I disguise my ingratitude with excuses. I don’t want them to get the big head. I am uncomfortable about telling someone […]

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Forgiving one another

December 16, 2020

Our spiritual growth as the house Jesus is seeking to build is predicated on the idea that we understand He builds us by using our “togetherness” as a covenant community. sometimes in our togetherness, we can get a little or a lot edgy with each other and can very easily begin to formulate barriers to […]

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Rejoice in Hope When Life Is Hard

December 8, 2020

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12) In any walk of life, there will be times of great blessing and times of great difficulty. There will be times when you feel full of joy, and there will be times when you feel quite desperate. In his Word, God calls […]

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Seek first the kingdom of God

December 5, 2020

A verse every Christian should commit to memory is Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God? God’s kingdom is the rule and reign of Christ

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Power of Grace

December 2, 2020

Eph. 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Verse 9 adds “not of works, lest anyone should boast.”i That was our text two weeks ago. In that message we focused on salvation by grace alone (sola gratia). We used as our […]

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How great is our God

October 4, 2020

Jesus is Lord May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say ācontinually, “Great is the Lord!” PS 40:16 Great is an important word. We use it to talk about something of unusually large size: A great earthquake shook the city. Or a large number: A great crowd filled […]

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