I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

Joyful, enduring faith comes from surrendering yourself to Christ. A vital component of joyful faith is hearing, reading, studying, and meditating on God’s Holy Word, the Bible. The Bible is divinely inspired, divine instruction that is true and trustworthy. For this reason, we must be careful not to mishandle God’s Word. Ben Witherington lll wroteContinue reading “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)”

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)”

Humility and Obedience (Genesis 31)

God’s commands are not burdensome (1 John 5:3), but they are demanding. They are not burdensome because they are good and given by a loving God. They are, however, demanding because they require obedience from a humble heart. Humility is the key to obedience because the humble man receives God’s grace (James 4:6). The graceContinue reading “Humility and Obedience (Genesis 31)”

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)”