October 14, 2018
The Apostle Paul once had a religious pedigree that made him a rising star in the Jewish faith. With great zeal he sought to wipe out those claiming faith in Christ. But then he met Jesus. Jesus made him blind so he could see.
August 26, 2018
The healing and restoration of broken relationships is an awesome thing! And it’s also a wonderful depiction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
August 19, 2018
Reconciliation is when two people at enmity are restored to friendship. God has reconciled us, former enemies, to Himself through the sacrifice of His Son. Love compelled Him. That same love is meant to move us to reconcile with others.
February 11, 2018
In a broad sense, an antichrist is anyone who denies Jesus as the Christ. More narrowly, an antichrist is anyone who becomes a human agent of Satan in defiant opposition to our Lord. John indicates they actually had them in the church!
December 3, 2017
Colossians 1:21-22 says: “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation…” (NIV) Romans 5:10-11 declares further: “For if while we were […]
December 25, 2016
In Luke’s second chapter, the story of What happened that first Christmas is wonderfully told. But then we have the Why of Jesus’ coming, and that’s actually the more important story!
October 20, 2013
Come that final Day, we all eagerly hope to hear Jesus say to us: “Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your Master.”
August 18, 2013
Joshua and all the people of Israel were devastated by their bitter defeat by the small city of Ai. Israel is down and deeply discouraged. But God’s favor returns and He directs Joshua to once again go up against Ai, this time with God’s promise of victory.
August 4, 2013
We might begin by asking how a Canaanite woman from Jericho with the seemingly infamous name of “Rahab the Harlot” ever made her way to the Hall of Faith in Hebrews Chapter 11? Further, how did she become the ancestral granny–first to King David–but ultimately to Jesus of Nazareth, our Messiah?
April 28, 2013
The proverbial saying from the 1500’s still rings true: “Oh but for the grace of God, go I.” Paul, in his stern letter to the Galatians, reminds the church to extend love to those who have been caught up or entangled in various transgressions in order to restore them.