The struggle between those strong in the faith and those weaker in the faith appears in areas the Bible doesn’t clearly address – forms of entertainment, use of free time, management of spare funds, practice of skills and abilities, food or beverages to be enjoyed / avoided. The list will always be present, and opinions […]
Our year was filled with experiences both expected and unexpected. Some face the end of the year reeling after the last 12 months; others are ready to take on whatever comes next. King David has advice as you look back and then ahead. As David looked at God’s involvement in his life his response was […]
One of the more-familiar Christmas carols is Charles Wesley’s Hark! the Herald Angels Sing! This song is so full of Biblical references and terms. Today we look at that carol through the eyes of Scripture, with the help of a little one named Daniel, and learn about the New-born King.
People make resolutions all the time. Soon the excitement diminishes yet the task remains unfinished, and many give up. Wouldn’t it be great to make a resolved commitment and see it through? Paul shows how as his discussion with the Romans continues. He discusses matters threatening the unity of the church, and gives three resolutions […]
God’s merciful love affects the way we think and respond to our Savior, Jesus Christ. If we truly know and have experienced God’s merciful love, we will have a different outlook on Jesus and our response to Him will be evident to others in three specific areas.
Neighbors! So many things could be said about them. We all know what neighbors are; and we all know what we think neighbors should be. Paul tells us in Romans 13 that it is more important for US to have a right attitude because WE are someone’s neighbor! The right attitude towards neighbors is summarized […]
The life that is surrendered to the gracious mercy of God finds that God’s love impacts every area of living. We have seen that it affects our relationship to God, to others, to those traveling the Pathway of Hope with us, and those yet to set foot on the pathway. This morning we discover that […]
God’s merciful love must have an impact on the way we think about, live among, live with, interact with, and fellowship with those who are not yet on the Pathway of Hope. How does God’s merciful love impact the way we view those who might be our friends, or even might consider us their enemy? […]
God’s mercies are on display wherever we look. Paul is using those obvious and life-altering mercies as the motivation for the Romans’ behavior as they walk the Pathway of Hope. We have seen how our attitude is to be reflected to God and others. Today we look at what our attitude must be toward those […]
We turn to perhaps the oldest written text in the Bible this morning. Written by Moses shortly after the verdict was handed to Israel extending her stay in the wilderness for 40 years, it is a song of praise even in times of difficulty. we must praise our great God!