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.
Today we see the Servant tested and tempted. Jesus faces what you and I face every day, and he does so in the same way that you and I face real situations. Will Jesus prove to be any different from you and I, or will he, too, follow the pattern that repeats itself far too […]
Mark records the arrival ceremony of two great individuals. Far from being filled with pomp and circumstance, their arrival is almost archaic in its nature. Nothing indicates position, popularity, or prominence; yet the arrival of these two persons marks a turning point in history. Mark tells us in the Great Servant has arrived.
We live in a society that is filled with news, but most of it is less than encouraging. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear GOOD news? Mark tells us that Good News is possible – and it involves the person of Jesus. Listen as we introduce a new sermon series in the gospel of Mark.
Reaching the finish line is a wonderful accomplishment. Although we have reached the end of the book of Psalms, the race is far from over. Listen as the psalmist encourages us – almost panting like a runner at the end of the race – to keep going and praise the Lord at all times.
Every change we face in life brings fear. We think that what we are facing must surely be the end of it; but it rarely is. If we only knew the whole story, wouldn’t life be better? Wouldn’t life be better without fear? Mike Beyelia shares insight from 2 Timothy that teaches us how to […]
We are fascinated by items that carry the label “new” and will sacrifice much to have the latest and greatest. Because of what God has done for us, we can sing a new song. Listen as Psalm 149 is unfolded and explained, then join in singing a new song of joy, justice, and praise!
Don’t hurry away from Christmas! The shepherds on the night of Messiah’s birth, returned with rejoicing and great wonder thinking about all the things they had seen and heard that evening. If we hurry away from the celebration we risk losing the wonder of all that has happened. This morning we look at Psalm 148 […]
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, we find the expression of love more than can be understood. Psalm 147 helps us focus our praise to God for His love that is personal, powerful, and protective. Editor’s Note: the poem read is Labor of Love by Andrew Peterson.
We enter a section of psalms called “Hallelujah Psalms” due to their beginning and ending with that blessed word. The psalmists celebrate the joy that is possible because of God’s presence. As we continue to observe the season of Advent (the time leading up to Christmas) we find there is still reason to celebrate with […]