Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. Life is often lived by taking the materials one is given and making the best of it. When difficulty or unexpected events arise, what happens to your life? Can you survive? These are the events that challenge our core beliefs. Should they change? Can they withstand trials? Paul reminds […]
Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. This first letter written by the apostle Paul encouraged a young church to build spiritual stamina, the ability to maintain effort while withstanding deterioration. After establishing a strong foundation, a solid pattern of behavior must be developed. Pastor shows from God’s Word how the good news of the gospel […]
We begin a series in 1 Thessalonians. This first letter written by the apostle Paul encouraged a young church to build spiritual stamina, the ability to maintain effort while withstanding deterioration. A strong foundation is vital for establishing this stamina; and Paul shares the three key ingredients to this foundation: faith, love, and hope.
Pastor shares the good news discovered by many just three days after Jesus’ death: He came back to life. This is the event that changed everything, and continues to make a life-changing difference in the lives of those who follow Jesus. Discover how Jesus’ resurrection changes expectations, perception, and motivation.
Jesus, God’s perfect Servant, has been tried, convicted, and now is about to be executed. Even in this final act, Jesus serves God. Pastor shares today the important lesson that sacrifice is the ultimate act of service.
Rejection is something dealt with every day. We reject one outfit in favor of another, one dinner entree instead of something else, even one vacation destination in favor of something more appealing. Jesus faced rejection from everyone, for a variety of reasons. Pastor shares with us today from Mark’s gospel how everyone may have a […]
Facing the truth can be painful. Some refuse to acknowledge the truth and will attempt to distort the truth to fit their liking or narrative. This is nothing new! People have been trying to ignore or change the truth for as long as there have been people! Today’s passage highlights an important lesson: embracing the […]
Guessing the secret identity of a masked hero is a fun diversion for many. Too often, the real clues go unnoticed and what should be obvious remains hidden. In today’s passage, crowds tried to identify Jesus as a teacher, a terrorist, or a threat; but they neglected to notice the obvious – that Jesus was […]
Society values loyalty and companionship. We treasure those relationships, especially when difficulty arises. Today, we find Jesus facing the darkest moments of His life – alone. Listen as Pastor shares two important lessons we can learn as we watch Jesus face difficulty alone.
Jesus offers true freedom to those who place their faith and trust in Him. This is not total independence, but a transfer of allegiance from self to a Savior. This freedom brings deliverance from the bondage to sin everyone is born into. The passage under consideration in Mark today shows three ways that Jesus makes […]