This message is from 2 Timothy 2:3. Each member of Christ’s body has been powerfully set free to serve Christ on His mission, to live for His purposes, and to bring Him glory by joining Him in His mission of advancing the gospel.
This message is from Matthew 8:23-27. The same Jesus who stilled the storm on Galilee…who demonstrated that he has complete control over the powers of nature, is the Jesus who never leaves us or forsakes us. He is always in the back of our boat, always ready to intervene when we cry out to the God of heaven for help.
This message is from Philemon 8-25. Conflict is a real part of life. Because of sin, there will always be need for reconciliation in our marriages, in our families, and in our church. In Part 2 we’ll consider the conflict between Onesimus and Philemon and seek to answer the question, “How does the gospel lead to reconciliation?”
This message is from Philemon 1-25. In Paul’s New Testament letters we read about the gospel; he defines it, explains it, and applies it. However, in the letter to Philemon he doesn’t do any of that. Instead he shows us how the gospel is lived. In particular, he shows us how the gospel is lived out in relationships with others and especially in situations of conflict.
This message is from Leviticus 16. The mountain peak to the book of Leviticus is chapter 16 which outlines the day of atonement. Aaron sacrifices a goat and sends another out into the wilderness to symbolically carry away the sins of the people. As we follow the Biblical trail of sacrifice we arrive at Hebrews 9-10 where we see the better, once-and-for-all sacrifice given to us from God.
This message is from Leviticus 11-15. Why did God institute certain rules about food and bodily cleaning for the Jews? What’s the point of eating animals that split the hoof and chew the cud, examining leprosy with a priest, and dealing with discharges in Leviticus? It all points back to the holiness of God. We’ll once again get the big picture idea and see how it applies to us who are in the New Covenant.
This message is from Leviticus 8-10. As the book of Leviticus unfolds, the worshiper realizes that God must be “sanctified (set apart) and glorified” in every area of life. We could say it this way: “All of who I am, from head to toe, is to be given over to the Lord.” That is more easily said than done. Thankfully, there is a Man who has been perfect for us.
This message is from Exodus 40:34-35 and Leviticus 1:1. This is the first message in a six week study of Leviticus. By working through this book, we are going to better understand the holiness of God ad the final sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf. If you are intimidated or skeptical about a study in Leviticus, welcome to the crowd.
This message is from 1 Peter 2:18-25. Resurrection Sunday, the day that we especially celebrate the empty tomb and Jesus’ victory over death, is fast approaching. In this message we will study the impact of Jesus’ life for both Christians and non-Christians. Next week is the death of Jesus, and the following week (Easter) is the resurrection of Jesus.
The message is from Matthew 28:18-20. Matthew 28 has long been the hallmark passage of Missions. Jesus’ command to go and make disciples has compelled thousands of people to go and share the Good News to gospel destitute locations. But what is the significance of this passage for us? Why should we make disciples? These are the questions that will be answered in this message.
The message is from Acts 13:1-12. After the Lord called Barnabas and Saul to missions, they acted upon that call. It wasn’t easy. In fact, they were met with opposition right off the bat. Yet, through their obedience God fulfilled His good purposes. When given an opportunity from the Lord, are you willing to go forward with it…even if it’s hard?