Next, Paul moves from the spiritual blessings from God the Father to the spiritual blessings from God the Son. The first blessing believers have received from the Son is that of redemption and forgiveness...Read More
It is easy to think God shoves His people into the deep end without any training or preparation. He does, after all, use the weak things of the world to put to shame the mighty, the foolish to confound the wise. So we might easily imagine He just takes a brand new novice believer and chucks them into the deep waters of life and ministry opportunity. But, though God loves to take us way outside our comfort zone, He also prepares us for that moment...Read More
Teaching notes for 1 Samuel 18...Read More
Here, Paul runs on with his sentence of praise regarding the blessings which come from God. He first focuses on blessings from God the Father, next the Son, and finally the Spirit. To describe the blessing which come from the Father he uses two concepts which boggle the mind, God’s choice and predestination...Read More
What did Nehemiah do when he heard about the horrible condition of Jerusalem? In this conversation, we talk about Nehemiah’s powerful response to the ruin of his hometown.
Some biblical characters — Moses, Paul, David — are well known. Others, like our man Epaphras, enter the scene for mere second and are gone. Similar to a movie extra, there is little you know about them. But there is a story in them, and Epaphras was a man with a story.Read More
Teaching notes for Sunday, January 28, 2018. Theme: Just as Israel ran in David’s victory, so do we run in Christ’s. By observing David, let us observe Christ, that we might see an increase in His victory in us.Read More
Have you ever watched a child settle for a nickel when they could have had a dime? If you have, you’ve seen a little of what God sees.Read More
We all have goals, projects, or endeavors from God that we're looking to see accomplished. But what happens when we're halfway through? This can be the moment where we experience a breaking point, or a breakthrough.
In this podcast, we talk about moving forward.
Paul begins Ephesians with a long song of praise to God, for praise is what is meant by the word “blessed.” God is to be blessed. Paul aims to worship. His song starts here and ends, without stopping, at the fourteenth verse. So Ephesians opens with a run-on sentence of praise. Paul is clearly in love with God, praising and blessing and worshipping His glorious name.Read More