Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – October 13

God Is Not Ashamed Of You “Christian, God is not ashamed of you. You may very well be ashamed of you. God isn’t….” 8 Questions To Help You Understand And Apply The Bible “As believers we know that reading Scripture is essential to following Jesus. But if we’re honest, we often find it difficult to understand and apply. The Bible …

ICR Weekend and Congregational Worship Preview – Week of October 10

This weekend (Saturday and Sunday) we have the privilege of hosting Dr. Jim Johnson from the Institute for Creation Research, where he serves as the Associate Professor of Apologetics. Here is a little more about Dr. Johnson as provided by ICR… Dr. Johnson serves ICR’s Christian education programs (including ICR’s School of Biblical Apologetics, Origins Matter Short Course series, and …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – October 6

Does The Bible Have Errors Or Contradictions? Short video with a helpful answer God’s Word Never Returns Void “The preaching of God’s word on Sundays does its work in the lives of his people. It might seem small and pointless. It might seem slow and like growth isn’t happening (Hab. 2:3) It might seem monotonous and routine (for the one …

Sermon Preview – Week of October 2

The preaching text for Sunday will be John 6:1-21. If Jesus is drawing a line in the sand with the religious leaders in chapter five, he is drawing a line in the sand with the crowds following him in chapter six. We will see the masses abandon Jesus by the end of the chapter, but in the verses leading up …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – September 29

What Do You Really Love? “What do you really want? What are you dreaming about having? What’s fueling your hope for the future? What’s capturing your attention most? What are you focusing your reading on? What are you searching the internet for? What are you spending your time and money on? What are you making plans to pursue? Or we could ask it negatively: What desired person or …

Sermon Preview – Week of September 25

The preaching text for Sunday will be John 5:31-47. This chapter introduces us to the increased opposition that Jesus will face for the remainder of his earthly life, particularly from the Jewish religious leaders. The confrontation in our text stems from Jesus’ work in healing an invalid on the Sabbath, commanding him to stand up, take his mat and go. …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – September 22

Holiness Is A Race, Not A Prohibition “The Christian life is not intended to operate on a minimalist ethic — on prohibitions — don’t touch that, don’t do this, avoid that. Success in the Christian life is not merely a matter of avoiding sin, yet we often make it into a life of exclusions….” What To Do If You’re Chronically …

Sermon Preview – Week of September 18

  The preaching text for Sunday will be John 5:18-30. These verses unfold the heart of what John is doing in this chapter. He is introducing us to the reason the Jewish religious leaders oppose Jesus to the point of having him executed. However, John is also reinforcing the point of this entire gospel account, that is, Jesus is the …

Weekly Roundup For Your Weekend Reading – September 15

Have Mercy On Me: Four Glimpses Into the Heart Of God “Many of us today are prone, by nature and nurture, to see God’s mercy as peripheral or incidental to who he is. We suspect that perhaps he shows mercy by accident or weakness. But if we let the Scriptures have their say, we will see that when God shows …

Sermon Preview – Week of September 11

The preaching text for Sunday will be John 5:9b-18. Over the next couple of chapters John is introducing us to the elevated opposition that Jesus will face for the remainder of his earthly life. Jesus heals a man on the Sabbath, which leads to the religious leaders accusing Jesus of breaking the Sabbath. While the issue surrounding the Sabbath isn’t …