Are you playing Jenga with the Christian faith? Embracing hostility toward some "them" rather than peace in Christ? Christ is the Cornerstone, the foundation of the apostles and prophets are plumb in line with Him. Upon that foundation, you and I--alongside those of every race and tribe and people and nation throughout the ages, we … Continue reading You ARE Being Built Together
Christ destroys hostility, establishing peace...and you are being built together. Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 30 June 2019 Ephesians 2:11-22 (ESV) 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you … Continue reading Bible Study Audio from 06.30.2019
Difficult, even perilous days often come upon us early on in life. Sometimes they become extraordinarily difficult nearer the end of life in this world. Through them all, the Lord brings forth and preserves in us a steadfast faith which receives from Christ the Crown of Life... Hear the full audio of "A Faith Steadfast … Continue reading A Steadfast Faith and The Crown of Life
Hear the full audio of Bible Study from June 23 Text and notes relating to love in 1 John 4, and how Christians understand 'agape' / 'Love' in its spiritual, Christ-centered sense, and not a "self-centered," self-determined sense. From the Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession, Article III: OF LOVE AND THE FULFILLING OF THE … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 06.24.2019
Light and heat are inseparable from a candle's flame. So also faith and love are inseparable from the Christian life... Hear the full audio of "There is No Fear in Love" A sermon on 1 John 4:16-21 / First Sunday after Trinity / 23 June 2019 1 John 4:16-21 (ESV) 16 So we have come to … Continue reading There is No Fear in Love
We all love a moving conversion story: Here a man whose life is decisively marked by his obedience to the Law and expertise in holy writ is told even he must be born again--by water and the Spirit! Such new birth might rightly be called 'labor,' but the Holy Spirit does all the work of … Continue reading You Must Be Born Again!
A fourfold Pentecost promise is fulfilled... Hear the full audio of Bible Study from 9 June 2019 John 14:23-31 (ESV) 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me … Continue reading Bible Study from 09 June 2019