The Glory of His Return

Acts 1:1-11 (NLT) “In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time,…

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The Foundation for No-Fear Living

Ephesians 3:12 ‘In Christ we can come before God with freedom and without fear. We can do this through faith in Christ.’ What were the first words the angels said after Jesus rose from the dead? “Don’t be afraid!” What were the first words Jesus said after He rose from the dead? “Don’t be afraid!”…

Evangelism Bearing Fruit

Matthew 28:19-20 ‘Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded…

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…

When God Became One of Us

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2) “So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one…

Mary: His Mother, Our Model

So much has been said and is said about Mary the mother of Jesus! Reactions to Mary range from worshipping her on the one hand to ignoring her on the other hand. It is easy to see why the medieval church would feel very close to Mary. For God the Father was so very far…

Jesus’ Answer to Life’s Greatest Question

There are questions about this life, and there are questions about eternity. We are so consumed with earthly questions that we lose sight of eternal questions. We all wrestle with Earthly questions: – How do I make ends meet? – How do I get ahead? – How do I deal with anger? – How can…

The Holy Bible

The text that we will focus on today is 2 Timothy 3:6-17. ‘When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ (Psalm 11:3) “Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of  Streets with Dwellings.” (Isaiah 58:12) Here…