Popular notion says one must find themselves before they enter into marriage. Our society has increasingly viewed marriage as a sign of arrival, rather than a right of passage. People see marriage as something you do once you have gotten your life together. However, the Christian church views sanctification as the sign of arrival, but marriage as one of many potential paths to get there. (7 Minutes/900 Words)Read More
7 Lessons From Growing Pains in the Church
A few years into the new church age, Jerusalem was still its only location. It would take a decade or so for the gospel to break into the Gentile world, and the early years of the church were mainly spent growing and forming in the same city in which Christ died and was buried and rose and ascended. As the number of believers increased, so did the complexity of ministry. (15 Minutes/1800 Words)Read More
Gospel Scope: The Ongoing Battle
Not counting little fender benders here and there, I have been in two major car accidents. Every day, I feel fortunate to be alive. In both collisions, however, I saw it coming. (25 Minutes/3500 Words)Read More
Hebrews 3: Jesus offers the fullest life…
So consider his superiority!
Watch out for creeping unbelief!
And partake fully of him!
Paul next takes us into the wisdom of our Father, for he is true and right and good. As the designer of humanity, he knows how we are best satisfied. he knows where our deepest joys are found. he offers wisdom to all who will receive it.Read More
As we wrap up this season, we’ll take a moment to jump back in time to listen to a previously recorded episode called “The Mission Statement of a Christ Follower". We hope this is helpful for you as you consider the new year! If you’d like to read the entire article, then you can do so here.
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See And Taste The Power Of God
(2 Kings 7:1-2)
Northern Israel, during a time of egregious apostasy against God, blamed the drought and despair and death on God. He was, in their minds, to blame. Elisha wanted them to see how quickly their fortunes could turn. Repent, and God would open the windows of heaven. Prove it, they would say. So Elisha prophesied to Samaria, “Tomorrow about this time food will be sold for next to nothing. For once, supply will outpace demand. Food will be easy to come by.” (4 Minutes/600 Words)Read More
How To Crush Your Day
Mornings, it seems, are for singing. The birds know this. There is a freshness of a new day which elicits a song. But what song will I sing? The song of the gospel, of course. The song which sings of the unfathomable riches of God's love and grace. The song which celebrates him, his sovereignty, his power. (2 Minutes/300 Words)Read More
Teaching Outline for Hebrews 2:5-18.Read More
Paul, wanting to urge the church to walk in the Father’s light, uses a quotation to exhort his readers. Many think the quote is a mashup of a few exhortations in Isaiah; some think it an early Christian hymn. Paul takes it and urges, “Wake up!” (3 Minutes/400 Words)Read More