"Am I running, or have I been running in vain?" Paul wonders? The Jerusalem apostles ask, "Is the Gospel as Paul preaches it the same that we ourselves believe, teach and proclaim?" Patiently, they hear one another out. Plainly, they confess and compare their teachings and practice. Differences are addressed and reconciled. Thus the grace … Continue reading Called to Demonstrable Grace in Fellowship
A patient who refuses to seek help and self-medicates his own condition has a fool for a doctor. So with our spiritual illness. God sends our help from outside of us, in Christ... Hear the full audio of "The Only Cure for Thessalonian Eschatologitis" A sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Last Sunday of the Church … Continue reading The Only Cure for Thessalonian Eschatologitis
The Lord Jesus meets us here in suffering & turmoil with peace the world cannot give. He brings our tribulation to a most glorious end! Hear the full audio of "Come Out of Your Great Tribulation" A sermon on Revelation 7:2-17 (ESV) / All Saints Day (observed) / 4 November 2018 Bible Study Notes for … Continue reading Come Out of Your Great Tribulation
The strongest feelings can focus on the worst possible facts, until faith steps in to rest on the best of them...He is Risen! Hear the full audio of "He is Not Here!" A sermon on Mark 16:1-8 (ESV) Resurrection of Our Lord / 1 April 2018 Job 19:23-27 (ESV) 23 “Oh that my words were … Continue reading He is Not Here!
Hear the full audio of "Unmoved by Affliction" A sermon on (1 Thessalonians 3:1-13, ESV) Midweek Advent Service II, 6 December 2017 Are you ready for the hard times to come? St. Paul says they are sure to follow, whenever one holds fast to Christ and trusts His Word. God's Apostle grows concerned, due to … Continue reading Unmoved by Affliction: The Sermon
A first look at 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 Preparing for Midweek Advent Service II, 6 December 2017 Paul's ministry demonstrates the Spirit of spiritual care for the faith and lives of others. He repeats his earnest desire to see them face to face several times in this epistle. Besides concerns for their physical safety, Paul is … Continue reading Unmoved by Affliction: The Passage
Hear the full audio of "Take Care of Him" A sermon on Luke 10:23-37 (The Good Samaritan) Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 10 September 2017 Upon the return of the 72 He sent, Jesus blesses His disciples for the spiritual care they received and delivered. Meanwhile, a Law-man shows up with a devilish desire to test … Continue reading Take Care of Him