Mark 5-6 The action-packed journalistic style of the book of Mark continues with snapshots of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Unfolding before our eyes is a Savior who has relentless compassion in a world stock-full of bad news. Jesus doesn’t ignore the problems, but rather confronts the evil and reveals His character of mercy, love, and hope.… Continue reading
Ephesians 1 We need to remind ourselves of the message of the Gospel because it stirs our heart affections to serve Jesus with all of our heart, soul, strength, and might. When we do, we stand in awe of who He is and what He has done. No longer do the cares of this world… Continue reading
When God makes a promise, He keeps it. Unlike us, He is always true to His Word. The Bible repeatedly reminds us of God’s promise-making and promise-keeping. We see it over and over and over again. A FEW PROMISES EXPLORED After the fall of mankind, God made us a promise that Eve’s offspring would crush… Continue reading
Mercy is God’s goodness to pardon the judgment our sins deserve. In other words, it is God’s act of forgiveness. According to Scripture, we all deserve the death penalty for our sin (Rom. 6:23) and condemnation for eternity (Rev. 20:12-15). When we gaze at what we deserve…mercy takes on a whole new meaning. WHAT WE… Continue reading
For God so loved the world that He gave. It was a gift. It wasn’t obligatory. God gave because He wanted to. He desired to. He knew that as the gift-giver there was so much joy in opening the gift of His Son. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only… Continue reading
You were once dead, but now you’ve been given new life. Grace came knocking at your door & the stone has been rolled away. Jesus is still in the business of rolling stones away. Why is it difficult for us to live this way?