August 5, 2018
What does it mean to abide in Christ, the True Vine? It means to know Christ, to have been made alive in Christ, to be in communion with Him, to have a blood-bought relationship with Him, to be bonded to Him in love, to have an eternal life-flowing connection with the Eternal One.
September 17, 2017
The truth is, our days are all numbered. We are all dying. While it’s a sobering thought, it needn’t be a morbid one. If Christ is your Lord and Savior, dying well should be a given.
July 9, 2017
People can ramble on for hours and say nothing. This was not true with Jesus. Our Lord spoke volumes every time He opened His mouth. Encouragement, admonition, warning–all laced with knowledge, wisdom, discernment, understanding, and love.
February 12, 2017
King Hezekiah was the great-grandfather of Josiah and like his great-grandson, He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. Hezekiah “trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel, so that there was none like him among all the kings of Judah…”
January 29, 2017
Who is crowned king of a nation at the age of eight? What king begins seeking God as a sixteen year old and then enacting major reforms at the age of twenty? His name was Josiah, the last good king of Judah.
November 20, 2016
God demonstrates His steadfast love and faithfulness throughout the Scriptures in countless ways. He has shown the same to each of us over and over again, in big ways and small.
June 26, 2016
While those of us in Christ can look upon Jesus’ sacrifice and see our ultimate judgment being executed on the cross, we will still stand before Christ and give an account for the lives we’ve lived.
January 17, 2016
Jesus certainly has entrusted much to us in terms of talents, gifts, and graces, skills and abilities, time and opportunities. Are we truly engaging in His business? There’s a deepening concern with the church’s diminishing sense of urgency while sinking ever more into a malaise of complacency.
April 26, 2015
From Moses to the minor prophets and throughout the Psalter, we see the summation of God’s character exemplified by two things: His steadfast love and faithfulness. And the ultimate way God has demonstrated His steadfast love and faithfulness to us is by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins.
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.’