Before Jesus spoke a word about love in His earthly ministry, He had already powerfully demonstrated His unparalleled love in the very act of His birth. He lovingly came down to rescue and save us from our sins, by laying down His life in our place.
In a time when God’s people struggled to hang onto hope and faith, a baby is born who changes everything. Hope is born. Not just for the 1st century Jews, but for all humanity of all time. This Christmas, as we celebrate the advent of Jesus, let us remember and celebrate the hope that He…
Sometimes we find it easy and natural to be grateful and to express gratitude to God for what He has blessed us with. At other times in life, we struggle to find reasons to be thankful, but scripture tells us that God is the same God, in both the good and in the challenging times.…
Jesus passionately pursued the lost, the sinful, and the outcast, and He has called for us to do the same. In the parable of the sower, Jesus illustrates the importance of the condition of our hearts to receive His Word, and also to spread His Word.
Jesus lovingly pursues the outcast and the sinner. He didn’t come for the righteous, but for the sinner, in desperate need of the grace that is only available through Him. He pursues us right where we are, and calls us to leave it all behind and to follow Him.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who passionately pursues the lost and joyously celebrates when they come home. He likewise calls for us to be on this mission with Him, and to share in His joy over the lost being found.
Jesus promised to return when we least expect it. We can get so caught up in trying to figure out all of the details and timing of the end that we lose sight of Jesus’ command to always be prepared.
Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promises to His people. All of the Old Testament points forward to Jesus, while the New Testament points back to show how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament prophecies and promises. There can be only one king in your heart & life. The question is, who sits on your throne?
Jesus not only taught His disciples to humbly serve, putting others first, but He also exemplified servanthood as He humbly washed their feet and laid His life down on their behalf. In serving the Servant King, Jesus, we are likewise called to be humble servants.
What is Baptism? What does it mean and why do we practice it? This morning we take a deep dive into this Christian ordinance to better understand its origin, meaning, and purpose.