Perhaps the greatest privilege that God’s people have enjoyed since the coming of Jesus is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells every believer and has been given to satisfy the thirst of our souls through Spirit-empowered worship and fellowship. As the Spirit fills God’s people, a credible gospel community is formed.
Because of the great privileges that have been bestowed on Christians, we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in certain ways. We should live wisely, capitalizing on the opportunity to make a difference in an evil world. We should live with understanding, knowing how to discern the will of God in every matter. And most […]
Salvation is entirely due to God’s free grace. Human effort receives no credit. But throughout history God has been pleased to communicate his grace to his people through physical, visible signs. Although we may be tempted to worship the signs rather than that which they signify, we must not make the opposite mistake of despising […]
God’s people are supposed to look forward to worshiping him together. Although God commands his people to worship him, he also gives them all the reason they need to worship him with joy. And when God’s people find delight in worshiping God, the world is drawn into this worship as well, so that everyone is […]
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 […]
Jesus’s conversation with the Samaritan woman is filled with historical, religious, and cultural allusions. Once we are familiar with these pieces, it will help us better understand the dialogue. Pastor Clint follows the movement of the conversation from skepticism to belief and considers the implications of two spiritual principles that Jesus introduced, Living Water and […]