September 19, 2021
As we begin the study of Ephesians, we see the blessings of being known by God. That leads to the revelation of God's redemption in Christ and the final plans for all things. The passage concludes with the promise of our inheritance as sons and daughters of God our Father.
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September 12, 2021
Scott Ball, from the Malphurs Group, takes us through the experience of Nehemiah, as he seeks to see the damaged walls of Jerusalem rebuilt. Though the possibility seemed improbable, the Lord provided a way. He promised that, if they would do the work, he would bring success. So we also can know success as we step out to rebuild areas that are broken and need God's restoration.
September 5, 2021
2 Samuel 12:1-17
We review the account of David's sins, and his effort to hide the truth. When confronted by the prophet, he admits his sin. Though he and his family suffered the consequences, he still received grace from God. Jesus is found wherever truth is found, and grace must be found where truth-telling is found. The church of Christ should be a community of truth and grace.
August 29, 2021
As we conclude the series, "God, Life, and Our Expectations", we consider John's account in Revelation 21, when he speaks of the Age to come. We see how the Earth (the "city of man") has been filled with sin and evil, but that there will come a day when it will be replaced by the City of God. We should live each day as citizens of that coming kingdom, seeking to draw others in.
August 22, 2021
When studying Biblical prophecy, we need to be aware that part of it is directed to those present at the time, part of it is referring to the specific events, and some is directed to those in between time who will be waiting for the fulfillment. In Matthew 24, Jesus makes it clear that we won't know the specific time of His return, but to always be prepared, and to avoid those who deceive.
August 15, 2021
1 Corinthians 12
We explore the reasons the Spirit of God needs to fill us
as a Christian community. Each person has gifts,
and the Spirit enables us to be interdependent. It's
the Spirit that knits us together as one Body of Christ.
The gifts are for the purpose of ministry to others.
August 8, 2021
As we continue the series, "God, Life, and our Expectations", we look at our lives at work and at home. As we seek fulfillment in each part of our life, are we building it with our own strength and desires, or are we leaning on God?
Unless the Lord is in it, we labor in vain.
August 1, 2021
As Paul exhorts the Ephesian Church to holy living, avoiding evil and being filled with the Spirit, he takes time to address how this can be manifested in marriage. He speaks to the individual responsibilities of husbands and wives, but makes it clear that the underlying guidance comes from the Christian call to humility and servanthood. Each should seek to see the other edified.
July 25, 2021
What are we to expect of our Christian witness in 2021? Are we admirers of Christ or followers? We look at examples of the three ingredients for a bold witness: faith in His promises, courage despite the cost, and Christ's love for the lost. May we run with endurance as we seek to share the Gospel to the world.
July 18, 2021
We study the experience of the Israelites in the wilderness as it relates to our interactions with God. If we only communicate in prayer when times are hard, we may have false expectations of what God will do. When they asked for provision, they most likely didn't expect daily manna, yet God provided. If we fellowship with God daily, we will find peace in whatever way He responds.