5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Proverbs 30:5 (ESV)
God called Jonah to a mission of grace. To teach Jonah His grace and to show him that he loved the people of Nineveh despite their incredible sin and evil ways. Jonah ran. God’s grace really is bigger than most of us are willing to admit or perhaps even imagine. Are you running? Are you […]
The Gospel of Matthew begins with a genealogy. In this list are the names of five women, mothers, who are the mothers and grandmothers (with a lot of greats prefixed) to Jesus Christ. There are at least five things we can learn from the lives of these five women.
God cares about cities. He sent Jonah to Nineveh. It was a wicked place. They were a violent people. That God wanted a prophet to even go and talk to them says volumes about the grace and love of God. God desired to keep this city intact. Why does God care about the cities so […]
“Go to that great city, Nineveh.” When Jonah heard that, he felt like God was sending him on a detour from what he felt what was really important. When the book of Jonah was written, the words were intended to confront Israel. They confront the Church today as well. God’s people are His prophetic and […]
Celebration and suffering often go hand-in-hand. Jesus as the Bread of Life reminds us of the presence of God in the midst of that struggle–in the midst of any struggle that any of us are going through. Jesus is enough. Seek the giver, not the gift.
The image of Jesus as a shepherd is likely the most recognizable from the Bible. Even many who do not attend a church regularly, have an image of Jesus with a lamb tucked under His arm. What exactly did Jesus mean by referring to himself as the Good Shepherd? There is a call to every […]
Many people hear Jesus say, “I am the gate,” and they view it as bad news or simply wrong. They look for some personal work-around. But Jesus’ statement is good news. There is a gate to God! There is a way for people impossibly far from God to enter into heaven.
The flimsy vine branch that comes off of a main vine is good for nothing except to bear fruit. In the same way, Christians are not able to do anything in the purpose of God of use apart from the fruit God works in their lives. This message looks at how God works in the […]
There are many today who give life directions from their own perspective. There are many who are trying to find the way to a God, but have no idea which way to go. The best directions usually come from persons who are familiar with where you are and know where you are trying to go. […]
For Christians, for those who follow Christ, we don’t believe in a religion. We don’t believe in certain doctrines. We believe in a person. We believe that there’s a relationship with a person that we can have, who has risen from the dead, who is alive, who is coming back to this earth, whose Holy […]