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Christ Alone, Cornerstone

1 Peter 2:6-8 – “For it stands in Scripture: ‘Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’ So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, ‘The stone[…]

Fix Your Eyes On Jesus

2 Timothy 1:4-7 – “As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as[…]

Hope No Matter What

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam. 3:22-23). This quotation is an example of a well-known Old Testament passage with a lesser-known context. The author doesn’t write these words after a military[…]

Power That Can’t Be Explained

Acts 1:8 – “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Numerous times the New Testament authors described the power that will be present in[…]

Show Us Our Sin, Oh God!

Ezekiel 14:4-5 – “Thus says the Lord GOD: Any one of the house of Israel who takes his idols into his heart and sets the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to the prophet, I the LORD will answer him as he comes with the[…]

The Lifter of My Head

Psalm 3:1-4 – “O Lord, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, ‘There is no salvation for him in God.’ But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to[…]

Christ’s  Humanity: Why Does it Matter?

It seems that more and more recently this issue of Christ’s nature is coming up. More than ever we find ourselves bombarded with people making claims about Christ that go against what we see in scripture. Probably one of the most troubling claims that is made is that Christ was[…]

Our Weakness, His Strength

2 Corinthians 11:30 – “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” No one likes a bragger. There are too many people around who are living for themselves, looking to show off their accomplishments as they make a name for themselves, thinking that the[…]

Informed by God’s Word

Matthew 6:7-13 – “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Pray then like this: ‘Our[…]

When You Pray

Matthew 6:5-6 – “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray,[…]

No Other Gods!

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2-3). How concerned are you that you might be breaking one of the Ten Commandments? If you had to say[…]

Blessed Assurance

John 6:36, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever[…]

Let Your Goal Be Faithfulness

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 – “This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” If you have ever been on a mission trip that included some sort of work project, you’ve[…]

Do You Care?

Matthew 9:36 – “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” As Jesus traveled through towns and villages during his three-year ministry, people followed him around for numerous reasons. Other times they followed Jesus for the spectacle[…]

Real Men

1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” At the end of the book of 1 Corinthians, Paul is sending some final greetings to his recipients. Within these final greetings is a statement that is simple, yet easily confused in our day[…]