“Gospel Roots”

“Men of Israel and you who fear God, listen. The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it. And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. …Continue reading ““Gospel Roots””

“Gospel Battle”

[This Jewish false prophet] was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. But Elymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) opposed them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. Acts 13:7-8 As Paul andContinue reading ““Gospel Battle””

“Gospel Soil”

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which IContinue reading ““Gospel Soil””

Love Is Learned

Love. Our culture talks a lot about it, especially this time of year. Yet even with all the talk, ideas, theories, and experience, our world is largely clueless on the topic. Even what we get right is often misapplied and misunderstood. As Christians, those who serve and worship the author of love who, himself, isContinue reading “Love Is Learned”

Love One Another.

On at least one occasion, Jesus was asked by the religious leaders of his day, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” (see Mark 12:28–34; Matthew 22:34–40; Luke 10:25–28) By Jesus’ response, he links two essential commands together. He emphasizes the preeminent command to love God with everything and above everything, and then heContinue reading “Love One Another.”

“Renew: 20:21”

Never has a year been so hated as 2020, yet after just one week of 2021, people were lining up to cancel their 7-day free trial. In all reality, however, history has seen difficulty before, and every year brings a new series of opportunities. As Christians, we have reason above all else to maintain aContinue reading ““Renew: 20:21””

Love the Word

On the night Jesus was betrayed, Jesus prayed what is known as His “High Priestly Prayer.” John reproduces much of Jesus’ prayer and you can read it in chapter 17 of His gospel. It is the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the Scriptures. But, not only is it Jesus’ longest recorded prayer, it isContinue reading “Love the Word”

Loving & Pursuing Christ

Two weeks into January… how ya doing? The new year always begins with a wide-eyed hope and a giddy optimism as we imagine the many opportunities ahead of us. The ills of the previous year seem to fall away and only the shiny potential of a blank slate remains. Our future is so bright, weContinue reading “Loving & Pursuing Christ”

2021 – Hope & the New Year

“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.’” – Revelation 21:5 A New Year has begun and it is clear that this year’s celebration has a unique element to it. There is a pervasiveContinue reading “2021 – Hope & the New Year”

Why Jesus Came…

We are hungry for something REAL. We want to know what’s real, to create something meaningful, to experience something that lasts, and to accomplish something significant. …something pure. true. you know: real. We were created for more than this world has to offer. That’s why the things of this world seem so empty — theyContinue reading “Why Jesus Came…”