Today I want us to see from this text three pictures of our broken fellowship with God and how Jesus restored our fellowship through his death on the cross. … More Luke 23:44-49 "The Death of God"
God’s glory is displayed no only in who he is, as we saw on Friday night, nor merely in what he has made, which we learned about on Saturday night, but also in how he redeems us, as we will see in today’s message. … More God’s Glorious Redemption: Youth Retreat Message 3
How big is our God? Why should we worship Him? What should he mean to us? God is glorious. He shows His glory in creation, especially the creation of mankind. But the height of his glorious revelation is in God’s becoming creation. … More God’s Glorious Creation: Youth Retreat Message 2
Today we are going to ask three questions of the Bible: 1. What is baptism? 2. What is the proper mode of baptism. And 3. Who is to be baptized? I spent 3.5 years studying this issue, reading every book I could find when I was searching for the truth. We do not have time to dive into these issues with the depth with which I studied it as a late teenager today, but we will hit some of the key points. … More Covenant Baptism
In Philippians 2, Paul calls us to have the mind of Christ. He calls us to humble ourselves and count others as more important than ourselves. And then he points to the humiliation of Christ as our example of what it means to be Christlike and to love others. Let us consider the way Christ counted us as more important than Himself and let it be a model to us of the Love for others which Christ wants us to emulate. Let us ask God to give us the humility and love of Christ that we may be obedient to our Heavenly Father. … More Philippians 2 “The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ”
Grudges destroy those who hold them. In order to receive the forgiveness of God for our sins, we must forgive others. In this message we learn what forgiveness is, why we must forgive others, who we must forgive, and how we can forgive them. If you struggle to forgive others, there is great hope for you! … More Matthew 6:14-15 “Forgiveness”
Fear. One of the most basic human emotions and motivators is fear. When Isaac was tied up, lying on a wood pile, his father overhead with a knife ready to kill him, I suspect that Isaac was afraid. But as we will see today, he had no need to fear his father, death, or judgment. We have no reason to fear anyone but the God who loves us and gave Himself for us. … More Genesis 22 “Fear Not, God Provides”