Pastor Bob unpacks the truth that the gifts of God are not give merely for our own personal satisfaction, but for the purpose of serving the Kingdom of God.
Luke 14:25-35. When Jesus called people to follow him, he did not make it easy. Are we really capable of that kind of commitment? As we look forward to a new year, it is a good time for a personal inventory, one that re-evaluates life and discipleship in light of Jesus’ invitation to follow.
Hebrews 8:1-6. A look at the new covenant brought through the blood of Jesus Christ.
From Hebrews 10:9-25.
The fourth Sunday of Advent.
A brief homily on the Light of Advent.
Message from the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Jesus, our Good Shepherd, protects us, guides us, leads us, and carries us when we cannot walk ourselves. Have you made a personal commitment to follow the Good Shepherd? If so, are you living out that commitment?
Acts 19:23-41. This passage reminds us that the gospel is disturbing: It disrupts and radically changes lives and societies. It calls us to costly repentance, requires us to forsake our idols, and exposes societies’ sin.
Acts 16:11, 16-34. In every circumstance, we have the same choice: how to respond. Will we believe that God is good, that his sovereign grace is present with us even in the difficulties of life? Are we willing to believe this in spite of our circumstance, or will our circumstances determine what we believe? Don’t answer this question too quickly–let it trouble you for a few days as you consider your response.
Acts 15:1-21. A defining characteristic of the church in the book of Acts was that they were a community of Christ-followers who were led by the Spirit. How often do we think of ourselves that way? Shouldn’t this be true of us today as much as it was for the church in the first century?