Jesus gave his disciples a promise before leaving this earth. He promised not to leave them alone, instead sending a Counselor to be their guide. His role will be to convict the world of sin and to guide them into all truth. On Sunday we will consider how this is a statement of both grace and truth.
We are told that Jesus came “full of grace and truth.” If that weren’t the case – that he was full of grace AND truth – he wouldn’t be the complete savior we so desperately need.
1 Chronicles 29:10-13. What is the sovereign Lord? Who is our sovereign Lord? This message kicks off our next series, Grace and Truth.
ECC-sponsored missionary Chuck Broughton with The Navigators speaks to us about reaching those in prison by training them as Bible storytellers.
From Deuteronomy 24:17-22. Deuteronomy lays out some safeguards that were meant to protect the economically vulnerable from exploitation. How might these still apply today?
This week we begin a three-part series on missions, which will conclude with our “Missions Weekend Emphasis” on October 22nd. Listen with us as we consider the themes of “Ministry to the Stranger” (10-8), “Ministry to the Poor” (10-15), and “Ministry to the Imprisoned” (10-22).
There are few words in the English language that represent the idea of “rest” as much as the word “home.” Ideally, it is the place where you can experience the ultimate form of relaxation, protection, and peace. The psalmist must have known how important this idea was when he said, “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” It is the ultimate image of eternal rest.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17). The ultimate gift from above is the blessing of the Lord’s presence. The author of the 23rd Psalm is certainly confident that the Lord is with him, and as a result his cup is overflowing.
From 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Consider with us how Paul’s words here to the church in Corinth challenge us to live out our faith with intention as followers of Christ today.
Trusting God whenever everything is going well? That’s easy. Trusting God when the shadow of death is looming large? That’s difficult. How can trust be consistent in spite of our circumstances? That is the question we ask.