The Grace of God

This Sunday, we begin a series preaching verse-by-verse through the Old Testament book of Ruth.  As an overview, we will look at the 3 main characters, and note the grace of God in their lives.  We will look at the fact that even when they don’t see or know it; God is working (His grace)…

Why A Humble Birth?

This Sunday, Christmas Day, we will go to the Christmas story text in Luke 2:1-20.  In this very familiar passage I have to ask this question: Why?  Why such a humble birth?  To such lowly insignificant people?  Besides God’s reasons that people wouldn’t hear, listen or notice; I believe there are lessons here in this…

Watch & Pray

This Sunday, we take a break from our series in the gospel of John and focus on the cross and celebrating the Lord’s supper.  Our text for this communion service is Matthew 26:36-46.  Here we want to examine the moments leading up to Christ’s arrest in the garden of Gethsemane.  As Jesus struggles to go…

Humble Yourselves & Hear the Truth

This Sunday we continue (in our verse-by-verse study) our series in the gospel of John; we are finishing chapter 8 and looking at verses 48-59.  In this passage, the discussion/argument is getting heated as Jesus continues making points and challenging unbelief that these Pharisees cannot answer.  Jesus continues explaining and discussing facts about Himself: that…

Are You Stubborn?

This Sunday as we continue (in our verse-by-verse study) our series in the gospel of John; we are now up to chapter 8 and verses 37-47.  In this passage, our focus will be on stubbornness!  Jesus has been explaining and discussing facts about Himself: that He is the light of the world and the truth,…

Do You Really Believe?

This Sunday we continue (in our verse-by-verse study) our series in the gospel of John; we are in chapter 8 looking at verses 30-36.  In this passage, Jesus, after declaring facts about Himself that He is the light of the world and the truth, now delivers a challenge about making sure they really believe.  Now…

Warning!

This Sunday continuing (in our verse-by-verse study) in chapter 8 of the gospel of John; we are looking at verses 21-30.  In this passage, Jesus, after declaring facts about Himself that He is the light of the world and the truth, now continuing, says again that people must believe on Him.  Now to the questioning…