Tag Archives: Acts

Going Deeper: The LORD Knows – 1 Samuel 16:6-7

Have you ever faced a moment when you didn’t have all the facts? God hasn’t. Can you read minds? God can. Do you have perfect understanding of the past, present and future? God does. The truth is that our perspective is limited, but we can trust that God knows and understands all things. Realizing the […]

Articles of Faith: God

To the faithful, God’s existence is not only essential for salvation, it is obvious in the world around us and the heavens above.  Creation is simply to vast, complex and marvelously orderly to be explained without a divine Creator.  Yet, the Scriptures say that the fool says, “There is no God.” When I was in […]

Articles of Faith: The Word of God, Pt 2

How and why can we trust the Bible to be true?  Certainly faith in God’s divine love are crucial to this trust, but the Lord has given us a book that is vast in historical scope and yet internally consistent, verifiable and confirmed by external sources.  Yet without the moving of the Holy Spirit, no […]

Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIII – Mark 9:38-40

In a world full of division and strife, it is no wonder that these problems impact the Church.  Thus we many brands and stripes of church, and this seems unlikely to change any time soon.  However, there is hope.  True submissive faith in Jesus Christ is the key to unity of purpose, truth and life.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part XI: Matthew 10:31

Objectively, one of the hardest commandments of Christ to obey is “Fear not.”  We live in a world that offers many reasons to be fearful.  The dangers of everyday life overwhelm us from time to time and the prospect of encouraging others to persecute us by standing up for justice and mercy is often daunting.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part VII: Matthew 5:33-37

This week’s lesson takes on the importance of oath keeping and avoiding them where possible.  What may seem like an odd topic for Jesus to address fits right in with the previous messages of anger and adultery because our commitments or our failure to keep them impact not only ourselves but many others around us.  […]

The Vineyard and the Husbandmen

It is amazing how many times Jesus Christ demonstrated divine foreknowledge of the Passion. Yet, no one else seemed to see it until afterward. This week’s lesson focuses on one parable that shows just how much Christ understood. Join us as we explore the Parable of the Vineyard and the Husbandmen.