August 18, 2013
Like Peter, we must know who we are witnessing to, Who we are witnessing of, and what the goal of this witnessing is.
July 14, 2013
Jesus was launching the next step in his eternal plan, the Church for which he died. He did this in the heart of Jewish territory, Jerusalem, that they might marvel at his plan. God made a glorious statement at Pentecost. The Lord was alive and working through his Spirit in his Church!
June 23, 2013
Jesus appeared to his disciples and taught them about their upcoming mission. Jesus also promised to return, answering their question about the timing of his kingdom.
May 26, 2013
How Jehovah-God affirmed his commitment to his people is moving and powerful. What a memorial to his loving-kindness! God showed power and sent prophets to prove irrefutably that he was able to deliver Israel. They had no reason to doubt him. God doesn’t need to write himself a note so that he doesn’t forget. He didn’t […]
May 12, 2013
The biblical message of the coming Day of the Lord fills our hearts with confident faith, because even as we live in a sin-cursed world, we “walk by faith, not by sight,” knowing our eternal home is with Jesus (2 Cor 5:6–8). It motives us to eager prayer and fills our lives with longing for this redemption […]
April 28, 2013
God will judge sin fully and fairly, and his righteousness does not show favoritism. This means that God hates sin—especially mine. Our only hope is to find salvation in God’s Son, who absorbed God’s righteous wrath against sin on the cross.
April 21, 2013
God’s creation, marred and afflicted by sin, will one day be restored. God’s redemptive plan for the cosmos is centered in one Man, Jesus Christ. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has […]
March 17, 2013
Paul was committed to the faith (vv. 1–7), he communicated the power of the Gospel (vv. 8–18), the church was encouraged to continue in the faith (vv. 19–23), and the sending church heard the report (vv. 24–28).
March 17, 2013
The lesson: The enigmas and inequities of life should drive us to rest in the Lord and choose the best road before us. Ecclesiastes should be seen as a valuable tool for understanding the nature and need of man. Only then will the gospel of grace through Christ be seen as the ANSWER.