The obvious answer to the question, “Do you want joy?” is “of course!” but when we consider that the path to joy is dismissed by so many it does make one wonder. Do you want joy? Do you desire to have a deep abiding joy that mere circumstance can’t rob? In this sermon we consider that […]
Have you considered that Jesus is still serving His people? He said being great in God’s Kingdom is about service. There is none greater than He so none serve beyond Him now. How does He still serve? What does that mean for our walk with Him?
Jesus said, “I came to judge the world.” He also said that He didn’t come to condemn the world. How do these two statements mesh and what does it mean for us?
“God sees my good intentions right?” “When God sees my struggles and the environment I grew up in, He understands that I am not perfect but He knows I have a good heart.” These statements and others voice what many think of how God judges. But do our good intentions really sway God’s judgment? Let’s […]
The covenant between David and Israel is a picture of the covenant between Jesus and His church. It shows who we are to be in the covenant and who Jesus is to be.
When the end is good then many will justify the means used to get to this good end. But in God’s Kingdom the means to getting to the end matters most because the end result is secure in the sovereign God.
In this volatile world the idea of a leader being meek appears to some as silly. But God’s kingdom and God’s people are under a meek King, thus, all those who are his pursue meekness. And when this King declares peace with an individual then all who are in His Kingdom must also seek peace […]
Life and the Plan of God are often so big that we lose our place. We forget what we are responsible to do in God’s plan for history. The result can be that we work to orchestrate our history to our plan and miss God. Though our part in God’s plan isn’t easy, it doesn’t […]
Most of us don’t think of ourselves as manipulative people but that is not true. We are always trying to control and plan life to a certain end that we find good. We do the same with our relationships. It is normal and wise to try to move events, relationships, and activities to a good […]
The lives of those studied in 1 Samuel are defined by both the sovereignty of God and how they responded to sovereign God’s word. This is still true today but why can it be so difficult to respond to God’s word in obedience? Because we try to do it FOR God when God has not […]