God knows no better gift for you than His Son--and true sonship by faith in His name... Click to hear the full audio of "To All Who Received Him" A sermon on John 1:1-14 / Nativity of our Lord / 25 December 2019 John 1:1-14 (ESV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word … Continue reading To All Who Received Him
John the Baptist knows who he is before the Lord. Better still, he knows who he is NOT. Do you? Click to hear the full audio of "A Voice of One Crying Out" A sermon on John 1:19-28 / Fourth Sunday in Advent / 22 December 2019 John 1:19-28 (ESV) 19 And this is the testimony … Continue reading The Voice of One Crying Out
People-pleasers come in all shapes and sizes, even when the the one person you're trying to please is you. Christ enters in to call us to yield to his judgment, even concerning ourselves. We are freed from chasing the likes, shares, favor and approval of anyone but Jesus--by Jesus who justifies the ungodly. Click to … Continue reading Big Deal, or Small Thing?
Our focus tends to be on the past, where we once were. God is leading forward, into contentment! Hear the full audio of "The Land Where God is Bringing you" A sermon on Deuteronomy 8:1-10 / Service of Thanksgiving / 24 November 2019 Deuteronomy 8:1-10 (ESV) 8 “The whole commandment that I command you today … Continue reading The Land Where God is Bringing You
The former things are gone. Our God is making something new for you--fully worthy of your joy and delight! Hear the full audio of "Rejoice in That which I Create" A sermon on Isaiah 65:17-25 / Last Sunday of the Church Year / 24 November 2019
Jesus teaches us to pray, "Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us." Here the Lord speaks of the gracious generosity and merciful readiness with which we are to forgive others. He warns of serious spiritual consequence should we refuse to forgive them "from your heart." But what if the heart … Continue reading The Justice of Divine Mercy
Our God creates life and it is good! The physical and intellectual constructs of man easily obscure our view of this life-giving God. Sin corrupts the good creation, but cannot destroy it--even in you. The Word of the Lord breaks through to call forth new life and strengthen His good creation in His fallen creatures. … Continue reading According to its Kind