August 28, 2014
In Godâ€™s awesome plan, only after Jesusâ€™ purpose on this earth was fulfilled would the Holy Spirit permanently come to live in all Believers.
We took look at how Jesus spoke of the Holy Spiritâ€™s new role in the lives of all those who would come to a saving faith in Christ. Jesus gave a ton of insight into this new way of interacting with the Spirit, a new relationship that would empower and enlighten all of Godâ€™s children from Pentecost until now.
By looking at Jesusâ€™ words regarding the Spirit, we were challenged to see our interactions with the Holy Spirit in a new light. ...Read More
August 26, 2014
As I read Ken Sande's blog today it took me back to Sunday, and our message from Exodus...Read More
August 25, 2014
John the Baptist had told people to get ready for Jesus, the promised Messiah. Now that Jesus was there, Johnâ€™s mission was complete. John the Baptist joyfully stepped aside as Jesus began His earthly ministry. Jesusâ€™ earthly ministry had begun, and He would obediently do Godâ€™s will to bring salvation to sinners. ...Read More
August 20, 2014
Here is a brief recap of some of the songs that we used to worship God through this past Sunday, as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. ...Read More
August 18, 2014
Every person is born a sinner. It is by Godâ€™s Spirit - "not our own effort" - that we are born again. Without Jesus, we are spiritually dead. Sin separates us from God. When people believe in Christ and are "born again," they receive new life and become God's children. Jesus offers new life to those who trust in Him for salvation. Nicodemus was part of an exclusive group of religious elite. Nicodemus believed that if a person was a law-abiding Jew, then he would be accepted by God. Jesus turned this belief system on its head with these words: â€œUnless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Godâ€ (John 3:3)....Read More
August 11, 2014
Rather than waiting for students to come to Him, Jesus sought out His disciples among the people who followed Him. He approached these ordinary men and said, â€œFollow Me.â€ The Twelve - Peter; James, son of Zebedee; John; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon; and Judas - spent time with Jesus during His ministry. Jesus taught His disciples to teach others about Him. The good news about Jesus is too great to not share with the entire world! Jesus came to save people from their sin....Read More
August 4, 2014
The Devilâ€™s aim was to get Jesus to sin, to disqualify Him from the role of sinless Savior. Jesus did not give in to temptation. Each time Jesus was tempted, He remembered Godâ€™s Word. Our high priest - Jesus - can sympathize with our weaknesses. Jesus was tempted, but He never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation....Read More