July 1, 2018
The prize of the Gospel is God Himself in Christ Jesus our Lord! To walk in this Truth with a spring in our step is to know Him, love Him, and serve Him in joyful obedience, grace-instilled humility, and heartfelt thanksgiving and praise.
March 25, 2016
When Jesus was crucified, it was between two thieves. The question is, which one of these two thieves represents you–the one who dies mocking and rejecting Jesus or the one who initially mocked but then found eternal hope in Jesus dying next to him on the cross? Nothing matters more…
January 3, 2016
Jesus was the ultimate Missionary, leaving the glorious bliss of heaven to secure eternal rescue for the likes of us. He accomplished this through His shed blood on the cross. And then before His ascension He gave us the Great Commission to preach the Gospel worldwide and make disciples from every nation.
November 2, 2014
At the Last Supper, just hours before the cross, Jesus talks to His disciples about glorifying the Father, abiding in the Son (The True Vine), bearing fruit that lasts, and abiding in His love. Ten times in this exchange He uses the word, ‘abide.’
October 5, 2014
The church in Corinth had numerous problems, including, doctrinal error, sharp divisions, snobbish elitism, spiritual pride, gross immorality, lawsuits against one another, and even getting drunk at their Communion love feasts.
May 4, 2014
While Joy is the result of having a Messiah King that’s alive, grief, sorrow, and sadness are what you’re left with when your messiah’s tomb is occupied. Genuine faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ will produce hope-filled joy that exceeds all worldly woes. And that Joy will never end…
February 2, 2014
The Scriptures say that Jesus is the Light that has come into the world, the Light of Life. Jesus told the religious leaders in the Gospel of John, chapter 8, that He was the Light of the world.
November 3, 2013
While the church in America suffers little, the church in numerous nations is suffering horribly, facing harassment, confiscation of property, imprisonment, torture, and even execution. For them, fiery ordeals represent the normal Christian life.
July 21, 2013
With Israel having just crossed the Jordan River on dry ground, God’s people set their sights on taking possession of the Promised Land. Their enemies are melting in fear. But before they engage in their mission, God wants them to consecrate their hearts.
July 7, 2013
The Scriptures refer to the Church with several metaphors; three of those include the Body of Christ, the Family of God, and the Bride of Christ. Many look upon the church negatively, and perhaps some of that is deserved. But how does Jesus view His church?