Jesus’ Authentic Love

The world bases its love on appearances (beauty, money, etc.) and the result is greed, pride, and vanity. Jesus taught and modeled something radically different. Jesus based his love on who you are, rather than what you have or what you have done. This love is authentic and the result is peace, contentment, and humility.Continue reading “Jesus’ Authentic Love”

A Word for Fathers (Colossians 3:21 & Ephesians 6:4)

God defines marriage as one man and one woman and designed marriage to be a loving environment where fathers and mothers raise their children in the “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). It should be a father’s highest goal to bring up his children to know, love, and obey Jesus Christ. Today, we shall discuss the father’s role and consider ways for him to strive to not embitter his children but to embolden them.

Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)

Believe it or not, all warning signs are necessary because people can be very foolish. The reason there is a warning on bleach telling you not to drink it is because someone tried to drink it. The library’s warning not to stick your hand in the book return is there because someone tried to stickContinue reading “Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)”

The Judge of all the Earth (Genesis 18)

God will not make an exception for you. He is the righteous Judge who rules impartially and will ensure that everyone receives what is due. In Genesis 18, the Lord demonstrated His righteousness by blessing Abraham and bringing punishment upon Sodom and Gomorrah. We also get a glimpse into God’s mercy when Abraham interceded forContinue reading “The Judge of all the Earth (Genesis 18)”

The Call of Abram (Genesis 11:10-12:9)

When God calls, you should answer. But what if I do not want to answer? What if I am comfortable where I am and perfectly content doing what I am doing? Do not be afraid of God’s call, whatever it may be, because God always calls you to something better. In our sermon today, weContinue reading “The Call of Abram (Genesis 11:10-12:9)”

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Prov 16:18). The surest path to self-destruction is to believe that you are strong and wise enough to handle anything and everything. The surest path to an abundant life is to surrender your life to Jesus Christ. Today, we shall be in Genesis 11Continue reading “The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)”

Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6)

Thus far in our study of Genesis we have learned that God created everything “and saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good” (1:31). A key part of God’s creation is humans uniquely created in His image (1:27). Tragically, the first humans rebelled against God resulting in a broken world filledContinue reading “Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6)”

The Omniscience of God (Genesis 1:1)

Growing up I was told about a man who could see me when I was sleeping; he knew when I was awake; he knew if I was bad or good so, therefore, I should be good for goodness sake. While Christians should not be overly concerned about Santa Claus watching us, we should be thankfulContinue reading “The Omniscience of God (Genesis 1:1)”

Our Difficult, Joyful Journey with Christ

Today is an exciting day because tonight we begin Vacation Bible School (VBS).  This year’s VBS theme is “Journey Off the Map”.  This VBS stresses the importance of having Jesus Christ be your guide in this life.  With this in mind, this morning we shall turn our attention to the story of Shadrach, Meshach, andContinue reading “Our Difficult, Joyful Journey with Christ”

The Grace of God (Titus 2:11-14)

The Apostle Paul placed a man named Titus on the small island of Crete in order to instruct the people there to live lives of faith in Jesus Christ.  Soon after this, he wrote to Titus to remind the Cretans about the grace of God.  Paul wrote: For the grace of God has appeared, bringingContinue reading “The Grace of God (Titus 2:11-14)”