Christ says, “Anyone that does the will of My Father in heaven is my mother…and brother and sister.” Matthew 12:46-50 can be confusing unless we understand the heart of Jesus’ words–doing God’s will is our goal, it helps us become a family in the church. We are human sinners and this goal can be messy […]
Matthew 28:16-20 This is a call to a life to live with joy and power. Each verse in this, The Great Commission, speaks to the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Verse 16, Mountains: God saw them as significant–They are often where God speaks to us. Verse 17, Doubt: Doubting is human. Keep learning, keep […]
Psalm 71 – “I will keep hope alive, and my praise to You will grow exponentially. I will bear witness to Your merciful acts… I will come with stories of Your great acts, my Lord, the Eternal.” Praise the Lord when He is your shelter, your refuge, your rock. Praise the Lord for His grace, His faithfulness. What do people see and hear […]
The prophet Zephaniah declares what will happen if His people choose idols on the Day of the Lord. Why would this prophet, a descendant of the faithful kings Hezekiah and Josiah, speak about God bringing on judgment when all seemed good? The people were experiencing a spiritual revival–why speak of idolatry? We can make our […]
Zechariah 10:4-12 v. 12 “I will make my people strong. They will live in safety because of me, announces the Lord.” Salvation is complete. It is 100% guaranteed. The LORD God promised he would restore and redeem them after they were exiled. He promised them to defeat their enemies and to have compassion on them. God can, because […]
I Samuel 8 – The people of God had made up their mind–we don’t want God as our king; we want what other nations have–a human king. Samuel told them of God’s warnings: This king will claim your children to fight his wars, plant his fields, run his kingdom. God allowed them to make this […]
Don’t let the world run our worship. In Isaiah 6 God is worshiped in a powerful way – a way that is beyond human understanding. Le’s not be silent. We as individuals and we as the church have one purpose: To lift up God’s Holiness. What’s getting in our way to make that happen?