September 7, 2014
Paul would soon be assaulted and arrested. This was not evidence that he ignored the Spirit, but that he was at the Lord’s disposal. Success was not to measured by how many in the city embraced his message, but in how faithful he remained to his Lord.
August 31, 2014
The more danger that awaited Jesus and then Paul, the more they were set on going to their destination. Along the way, God’s Spirit spoke through God’s vessels about the impending hardships that Paul would face. Was The Lord sending the apostle mixed signals, or thoroughly preparing him for difficulties ahead?
August 24, 2014
Jesus’ example of shepherding sets the standard for church leadership today. Paul’s instruction on tending to the flock is just as important today as it was to his first century audience. Part 1 Part 2
August 17, 2014
This ministry of encouraging and edifying is given to and expected of all believers in every age (Eph 4:15–16; 1 Thess 5:14). Listen to part 1 here.
August 3, 2014
We are not here just to “meet ’n greet,” but to edify and encourage. We should invest greatly in the spiritual health of each other by sharing burdens, praying, talking, correcting, and loving the body.
July 27, 2014
Christians should not be confused about where they are. We should never be perfectly comfortable in a corrupt society because as believers we are in enemy territory with an unpopular mission.
July 20, 2014
Personal suffering serves as a divine catalyst for personal holiness. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matt 6:13).
July 13, 2014
Part 1 Miracles were but a small and temporary part of apostolic ministry. The focus was always and still is the declaration of the message of the saving power of Jesus Christ.
July 6, 2014
Gospel comfort: Jesus’ coming judgment is a reminder that he has saved us from sin and death. It is a message of our certain victory and vindication in Christ. Gospel motivation: Jesus’ salvation calls us to live Christlike lives. It is a call to fight sin: unbelief, selfishness, and despair. Jesus has saved us from God’s […]
June 29, 2014
The church is not a “safe place” to escape the world and find wholesome activities for the whole family. It is a staging center where we get our orders clear, get fitted out, and get sent out.