Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

New Testament

Prayer And Its Primary Purpose

MATTHEW 14:23 – And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone. THEME OF THE DAY. PRAYER AND ITS PRIMARY PURPOSE. Do you ever wonder why Jesus prayed as much as He did? If He was and is the God-Man, why did He need to pray? If…

Discipleship On His Terms

LUKE 14:25-33 – Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my…

Are We Watching For Him?

1 PETER 1:13 – Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. THEME OF THE DAY. ARE WE WATCHING FOR HIM? A couple of quick questions on today’s nugget theme. Did you think about Jesus’ return today? Yesterday? Last week? If your…

A Church of First Love

This Lord’s Day, we begin a series in the New Testament Book of 1 Thessalonians. In this church, we see a wonderful flock of Jesus’ sheep living out first love for Him and people under the good pastoral leadership of first love leaders. Lord willing, we will enter a church to model if we want to make our difference for Christ in our culture and generation.

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 8

In part eight of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important response is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ. This is defined as His people living out first love to Him in power and influence. This Lord’s Day, we do the hard work of self-examination to see if we have lost first love and thus offer the world no life-giving hope in the love of Christ.

Where God Deals With Us

MARK 10:17-22 – And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery,…