From Luke 4:14-22. This week we return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about compassion. Scripture teaches that God is the protector of the poor and needy. So, how are we called to participate in this particular activity of God?
The good news about Jesus Christ is massive. Not only is it for everyone, it is about everything. As Christ followers, it is our responsibility to discover how to apply the good news to all of life. For the next three Sundays, we are going consider the expansive nature of the good news concerning Jesus Christ.
Pastor Dan brings the series Songs in the Night to a close with Psalm 44, which recounts the experience and prayer of the people of God as a whole after a bewildering defeat leaves them feeling abandoned by God. This Psalm has a lot to say to us, not only as individuals but as the church corporate.
Mankind has struggled with depression through the ages. Even notable theologians and historical figures were not exempt from its effects. There are no easy answers as to its causes or its cures. What can we learn from the psalmist’s struggle in Psalms 42-43 that will encourage us or those we know who are currently in this struggle?
From Psalm 73. The Psalmist Asaph finds himself comparing his circumstances with the success of people who were not following God’s ways. How do we keep from letting this comparison game consume us?
This is the start of a four-week series, called “Songs in the Night” – a study of several psalms that prepare us for long, dark nights of the soul, periods of soul anguish. This week we’ll look at Psalm 55 and the pain caused by deep betrayal. Where do we find comfort when we’ve been wounded by a close friend?
From Revelation 1:1-8. We usually consider prophecy to be words which predict future events. However, prophecy is more often about the present – a word from God concerning how we should live now. Such instructions are always connected to the past and the future. This is especially true in the book of Revelation, which quite literally is “The revelation of Jesus Christ…the Alpha and Omega…the Lord of heaven and earth.”
From Jude 17-25. The final words of the Epistle of Jude summarize its message. There are many things that could distract us from following “the way, the truth and the life,” but God is faithful. If we keep ourselves in God’s love and wait for the mercy of Jesus Christ we will inherit eternal life. In the midst of the struggles in this world that is a promise worth hearing and believing.
We were pleased to have David and Brenda Mensah with us this weekend. This morning, David took us through Scripture to remind us that Jesus is the Lamb of God. He challenged us to share this exciting news with those around us and encouraged us with stories of God’s work in Ghana.
See below for a transcription of the message.
The Epistles of John make it clear that not everyone who claims to be a Christian is actually a Christ-follower. According to the Apostle John there are three distinguishing characteristics of a Christian – belief, obedience and love. Those three words might sound like the title for a popular book but before we use them as a catch-phrase we should understand what John meant by those words.