The Glory of His Suffering and Death

Mark 8:31 “He then began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.” This was Jesus’ first announcement of his own death. Then another time after…

What Is Love?

Everybody seems to believe that love is a good thing. If it is true love, you can never love too much! However, not all agree what love is. Everyone is a philosopher when it comes to love. Definitions are “a dime a dozen.” ‘Love is…, says one person, a many, splendid thing.’ Another sings, “love…

Did You Receive the Holy Spirit?

Acts 19:1-7 So Paul comes in the region of Ephesus and he finds these 12 men, plus women and children. Paul sensed that although they were believers there was something missing in their life. Now, we do not know why he sensed that, or what it was that caused him to think that. So Paul…

Life After Life

Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” There is more to life that what we see in the here and now. There is life beyond the grave. If you were…

Why is the Christian Worldview Collapsing?

Back in the 16th century, William Tyndale was persecuted, imprisoned, strangled, and his body burned at the stake. Why? Because he worked to translate the Scriptures into English and get copies of the Bible to the average person. Influenced by Luther and others, Tyndale was an integral part of the Reformation that spread God’s written…

The Reality of Heaven

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1) The truth is, a lot of times, we’re just not too excited about heaven. We’re much more interested in earth than we are about heaven. And really that’s too bad!…

Be Wise about the Local Church

1 Corinthians 3 In this chapter Paul paints three pictures of the Church and, using these pictures, points out what the ministry is supposed to accomplish. – The Church is a family and the goal is maturity. 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 “Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I…

The Hope for You to Change

“God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort.”  (Matthew 5:4) We all have some unhealthy areas in our lives. Habits, hurts and hang ups that mess us up. The first step to healing is the most difficult step for many people because it means being honest about our pain, honest about our hang-ups, honest…