"Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God." (1 Peter 2:16) Hear the full audio of "Using Your Freedom" A sermon on 1 Peter 2:11-20 / Fourth Sunday of Easter / 12 May 2019 From 1 PETER 2:11-20 (ESV) 11 Beloved, I urge you … Continue reading Using Your Freedom
"For freedom, Christ has set us free..." (Galatians 5). Yet Paul and the other Apostles warn against the abuse of our Christian freedom. We take a look at 1 Peter 2:11-20 and the connection of identity and the blessed use of freedom to the glory of God and the service of neighbors. Click here for … Continue reading Bible Study Notes and Audio from 05.12.2019
Even the fondest memories cannot erase the truth of failures or sorrows shared. The women plan to tend to the hastily buried, pierced and battered body of our Lord. Past pain sometimes intrudes into the present moments and fills our futures with dread. The Lord leaves a message for them and all to hear and … Continue reading He is Going Before You
Are you standing idle, or now laboring long and hard? Heaven's King proves faithful and generous beyond expectation to all He calls to labor in His Vineyard. Be prepared for His incomparable reward, well beyond what any earns or deserves. Better still, we expect Heaven's King to be surprisingly generous for all those He calls … Continue reading You Go Work in the Vineyard…
We know the answer to the song "Mary, Did You Know?" But what about Elizabeth and Zechariah? These Priestly parents prepare the Messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. Their training gave John deep root in the Scripture. Christ brings the seeds parents planted to their fruition. Christ fulfills the promises of old and … Continue reading Elizabeth, Did You Know?
Paul tells them, “You did a noble thing, Philippians, by sharing in my troubles. I thank God the Father that I have partners like you in this work of giving and receiving in Christ Jesus.” Hear the full audio of "Your Partnership in Giving and Receiving" A sermon on Philippians 4:14-20 / Thanksgiving Eve Service … Continue reading Your Partnership in Giving and Receiving
The question is not WHETHER you will sow or reap. You certainly shall sow and reap something. The only question is WHAT will you sow and then reap. Sow boldly in good cheer and look forward to a good harvest, for your Father richly blesses birds who neither sow nor reap. How much more shall … Continue reading Seeds of Gentle Restoration