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Victory
March 11, 2018

Defeating Goliath

Defeating Goliath

The taunts of the giant Goliath brought paralyzing fear upon Saul and the armies of Israel. But David’s confidence in God made him fearless before the enemy. Though we are often tempted to despair, we have a Hero like David who shows us the power of a steadfast confidence in God.

August 6, 2017

The Tragic Triumph of Jephthah

The Tragic Triumph of Jephthah

The fifth “primary” judge is a man named Jephthah, whose story is one of the most tragic in all the Bible. In response to the people’s surface confession, God leaves them to their own devices in securing their deliverance from the oppression of the Ammonites. Jephthah’s initial success is ensured by God, but the apparent […]

April 23, 2017

The Armor of God

The Armor of God

Christians struggle against a powerful enemy who wants to shipwreck their faith and turn them into rebels against God. The only defense is the armor which God himself wore when he struck the decisive blow of victory over the enemy. Clothed in this armor, Christians are strengthened with God’s mighty power and will persevere in […]

April 16, 2017

Be Strong in the Lord

Be Strong in the Lord

There is a great cosmic battle between Good and Evil and we are swept up into the struggle. Our evil Enemy looks for every opportunity he can to thwart the progress of the gospel, taking advantage of both tragedy and prosperity to coax us away from God and his ways. We are powerless against Satan’s […]

June 5, 2016

Safe and Surrounded

Safe and Surrounded

Christians enter into the worship of God aware of the dangers of the world in which they sojourn. Believers face numerous threats to their faith—threats from without and from within which are real and dangerous. But even more certain is the power of God which surrounds them, sustains faith, and brings peace to the people […]

March 27, 2016

Easter Explained

Easter Explained

The empty tomb on Easter morning demands an explanation to what happened to Jesus’s body. The evidence left on the scene leaves us with no alternative but to consider that Jesus actually rose from the dead. And when the Bible is read from this perspective, it transforms everything in life and frees us from our […]

March 20, 2016

The Achievement of the Cross

The Achievement of the Cross

What can we learn by studying the unique contribution the Fourth Gospel adds to the story of the crucifixion of Jesus? By focusing on this Gospel’s distinctive features, we are directed toward three of the many accomplishments of the cross. At this hour of glory Jesus is finally and absolutely declared to be the King for […]

February 7, 2016

Peace in a Troubled World

Peace in a Troubled World

Jesus’s final words to his disciples before his crucifixion were aimed at preserving their faith in the face of the coming crisis. If his disciples could comprehend where the cross was taking him, the moment of their greatest sorrow would lead them into a reality of far greater joy. Even if they stumble in their […]

November 29, 2015

The Hour of Glory

The Hour of Glory

In the wake of Jesus’s astounding miracle in the previous chapter, John 12 describes for us Jesus’s hour of glory. As Jesus enters Jerusalem, a large crowd gathers to welcome him as their king. This time Jesus accepts their welcome, riding into Jerusalem in triumphant victory. But the triumphal entry takes a surprising turn when Jesus […]

April 5, 2015

After Death

After Death

We are all trying to beat death. Or at least we’re trying to fight it off as long as we can. Eventually we accept the fact that at best we can enjoy a relatively long life, but not an endless one. Or can we? One of the Bible’s most astounding promises is the promise of […]