The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)

Lance Armstrong was widely considered to be the greatest cyclist in the world having won seven consecutive Tour de France races. In 2013, in a shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey, he admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs in order to win. Lance Armstrong went from celebrated hero to despised pariah in a matter of days.Continue reading “The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)”

Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) We are now entering into a new major section of the book of Hebrews. Thus far we have seen that Jesus is greater than the Prophets (He is the Final Word), the Angels (He is the Son), and Moses (He is theContinue reading “Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)”

Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34) Our study of the book of Exodus ends today with the Israelites leaving Mt. Sinai. We have journeyed with the Israelites from bondage in Egypt to worship at Sinai. Now, Yahweh (God) is telling them to leave the mountain and go towards the PromisedContinue reading “Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34)”

The Gospel Advances (Philippians 1:12-18)

After thanking God for the Philippians’ partnership in the Gospel and praying for them to abound more and more in love with discernment, Paul updated the church in Philippi on what has been happening with him in Rome; letting them know that even though he is in a difficult place, the Gospel advances because GodContinue reading “The Gospel Advances (Philippians 1:12-18)”

Grace and Mercy (Philemon)

The Apostle Paul spent much of his later years in prison because of his faith. Most likely, Paul was in Rome when he wrote this letter to Philemon. Rome was hostile to Christianity in the 1st Century and relentlessly persecuted Christians, especially during the reign of Nero (54-68 AD). This letter was probably sent along withContinue reading “Grace and Mercy (Philemon)”

Jonah, What did you Say? (Jonah 3)

The first two chapters of Jonah are very instructional for those who would try to run from God. The Lord told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach, but Jonah decided to go as far away from Nineveh as he possibly could: Tarshish. Jonah found out that it is impossible to run from God andContinue reading “Jonah, What did you Say? (Jonah 3)”

Jonah, where are you going? (Jonah 1-2)

The Book of Jonah recounts for us an important event in the life of Jonah and the city of Nineveh. Jonah was an Old Testament Prophet of the Lord. He is first mentioned in 2 Kings 14:25, “[Jeroboam] restored Israel’s border from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the wordContinue reading “Jonah, where are you going? (Jonah 1-2)”

The Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-12)

Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with eight blessings[1] that describe the character of those who have entered the kingdom of God. While it is impossible in this life for any one disciple to perfectly meet these descriptions, they are nonetheless Jesus’ description of a Christian. What does Jesus mean when He says someoneContinue reading “The Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-12)”

Wearying the God of Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)

Do not mistake the patience of God with sinners as either approval or indifference of their sin. God’s kindness and patience are meant to lead to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). In the book of Malachi, God has thus far spoken forcefully with His people about their dishonorable practices and apathetic worship. In the next disputationContinue reading “Wearying the God of Justice (Malachi 2:17-3:5)”