Our series in 1 Thessalonians continues. As good as happiness may be, stamina is built on preparation and patience. Spiritual stamina requires a strong life, one lived out lovingly. Today we discover this strong life has three major components: obedience, difference, and influence.
Jesus is presented a question that seems to have no good answer – a question about loyalty and allegiance. Jesus responds with a familiar phrase “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s”. The implications of this statement – and the way that Jesus finished the statement – are meant to have lasting impact on […]
Jesus has demonstrated His authority but continue to face rejection from the religious leaders. He tells a story with a meaning (a parable) that gets the leaders’ attention. The point of the story is that refusing Jesus is a dangerous proposal. Listen as Pastor Eldred explains how God “settles the score.”
Finishing a project always brings a unique feeling of satisfaction. All too soon, even the best project starts to show signs of wear. When thinking about the institution of marriage, it would be great to say that it never faces any decay or problems; but that is definitely not the case. Today we look at […]
It only takes one small malfunction in the light receptors of your eye to seriously confuse your vision. In most cases, correction is possible, allowing you to accurately process what is happening around you. In this passage, Jesus corrects the confusion of His followers by sharing three vital truths. Listen as God’s Word is shared […]
The first time anything is attempted, it is not usually as good as anticipated. This morning we hear Jesus preach His first sermon – and find it BETTER than one might hope. It is a message of hope, good news, and a call to obedience.
Missionary Matt Stensaas asks a pointed question from a familiar passage of Scripture. “If God is God, why are you waiting to follow Him?” Listen as Matt develops this thought, encouraging each hearer to carefully consider their actions in light of their belief.
The bold apostles who proclaimed Jesus’ Messiahship at the Feast of Pentecost were not always so convinced. They went through a period of transition – from confused followers to dedicated disciples. Three realities shaped their thinking and lives; and they will transform yours if you will allow it. Notice these new realities made possible by […]
As Paul nears the end of his discussion of the Pathway of Hope, he warns his audience that not everyone they meet along the way will be their friend. Some will appear to be friendly, but hide less than pure motives. As he encourages his readers to continue forward, he warns them of the potential […]