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Love
November 12, 2017

Let Us Love One Another

Let Us Love One Another

The first fruit of the Spirit is love, a quality that describes God’s own essence and nature. God has made love possible by first evidencing his love to us in the sending of his Son to atone for our sins. We abide in his love by believing this apostolic witness concerning Jesus. In this way […]

August 13, 2017

The Wonder-Working God

The Wonder-Working God

The account of the twelfth judge of Israel, Samson, begins uniquely by describing the angelic announcement of his coming birth. God is at work, preparing to raise up another deliverer for Israel who has now become content with enslavement to the Philistines. God’s promised deliverance is difficult to believe, but unless there is a surrender […]

March 26, 2017

The Ideal Marriage

The Ideal Marriage

Marriage is God’s idea, so having an ideal marriage requires us to follow God’s plan. God designed marriage in order for a man and a woman to experience a oneness with another that is unlike the experience of any other relationship. In this real union, marriage reflects the greatest love story and testifies to its […]

March 19, 2017

The Loving Husband

The Loving Husband

The specific role that husbands are commanded to play in marriage is the role of “lead lover.” The way that husbands are commanded to lovingly lead their home is through a sacrifice of love that is modeled on the sacrificial love of Christ himself. When we understand what the love of Christ achieved for the […]

February 26, 2017

Exposing the Lie of Sexual Sin

Exposing the Lie of Sexual Sin

Christians are called to defend the purity of sex, understanding that sex is a gift from God. And we are to give thanks to him for this gift by using it in the way he designed for it to be used. This is a serious matter that we cannot ignore. And by honoring God with […]

April 17, 2016

Completing Our Calling

Completing Our Calling

If we are going to be faithful disciples of Jesus, we must be reminded of our weaknesses even as we obey Jesus and carry out our calling. We have to commit ourselves to following Jesus no matter where he leads us and no matter where he leads anyone else. Faithful disciples keep their eyes on […]

April 3, 2016

The Blessing of Believing

The Blessing of Believing

Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection in order to complete the creation of his new community. He then sent them out, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to bring others into the joy of believing in Jesus. Through the witness of the resurrection, Jesus shows up to convert even the hardest skeptics and to […]

January 10, 2016

Helped by the Holy Spirit

Helped by the Holy Spirit

While Jesus was living on earth, he was the embodiment of Immanuel—God with us. But he told his disciples to rejoice that he was returning to the Father because he would give to his followers “another Helper” to be with them forever. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we are empowered toward loving obedience […]

September 13, 2015

The Hope of the Gospel

The Hope of the Gospel

The gospel is the central message of the Bible and the central focus of the church. The gospel is the only source of real hope. And from this hope, Christians can live fruitful lives, accomplishing God’s powerful purposes in the world today.

July 26, 2015

Worship in a Better Sanctuary

Worship in a Better Sanctuary

A sanctuary is a holy place. In the Old Testament it was the specific place where God revealed his presence. But the tabernacle and temple of the Israelites were only replicas of the true sanctuary. The work of Jesus opened up access for us to the actual presence of God – the True Sanctuary. Hebrews […]

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