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Life
January 21, 2018

Choose Life that You May Live

Choose Life that You May Live

God desires for his people to prosper and flourish and has given them instruction for how to live in this way. He has given them a choice to either follow his lead and live or to rebel against him and perish. He urges us to always choose life so that not only can we enjoy […]

April 2, 2017

The Obedient Child

The Obedient Child

Obedient children are not merely a nicety; they are a necessity. Children who disobey their parents contribute to chaos in the home and, eventually, chaos in society. This is why the Scriptures make explicit the requirement for children to obey their parents. Children who learn to obey their parents, and parents who insist on obedience […]

April 24, 2016

Greater Than We Know

Greater Than We Know

The Fourth Gospel was written to persuade people to believe in Jesus. To this end, John has given us a truthful account of the life of Jesus, telling us of many of the wonderful things Jesus did. But the things that John has not told us also speak of the greatness of Jesus. For if […]

October 25, 2015

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

Jesus uses a metaphor of shepherds to describe the leaders of God’s people. The Pharisees have proven that they are more interested in the benefits they receive from being shepherds than in caring for the sheep. In contrast, Jesus is a shepherd who protects and cares for his sheep, even to the point of laying down his […]

August 23, 2015

Following Jesus Out of the Darkness

Following Jesus Out of the Darkness

By saying that he is the light of the world, Jesus has made another audacious claim. He guarantees that all who follow him will never be consigned to the darkness of death. But how can we know if his claim is true? What evidence does he provide to back up his claim? The strongest evidence […]

May 17, 2015

Eternal Life in the Life of God

Eternal Life in the Life of God

John 3:16 must be the most familiar verse in the Bible. It describes God’s love for the world in providing eternal life through his Son. This eternal life is not simply unending life, but the very life of God himself. When we enter into this life, we begin to taste the goodness of God, and […]

April 12, 2015

The Word of Life and Light

The Word of Life and Light

The Prologue to the Fourth Gospel is a snapshot of all that John wants to say in this book. In order to convince his readers to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, he begins by focusing on Jesus’s true identity. This gives Jesus the authority to invade the world of humanity […]

March 15, 2015

True or False

True or False

The Ninth Commandment calls for God’s people to tell the truth. Truth is central to God’s character and he demands his people to be characterized by it as well. But this commandment is about much more than not telling lies. We are to speak the truth because the truth carries with it enormous power. This […]

February 22, 2015

Valuing the Image

Valuing the Image

“Do not murder” is a command that most people can get on board with. However, very few understand the real reason behind why murder is wrong. Pastor Clint looks at the connection between this command and what it means to value the image of God in humans.