Apr 9, 2017
King: To Whom Your Allegiance Belongs
Jesus did not come to be Savior. He came as Savior to be Lord.
His rule and kingship in our lives was first foretold in Genesis 49, and celebrated in his coronation on Palm Sunday.
- Apr 9, 2017King: To Whom Your Allegiance Belongs
- Mar 26, 2017Presence
- Mar 19, 2017Deceit
- Mar 12, 2017Chosen
- Mar 5, 2017Sacrifice
- Feb 26, 2017CovenantFeb 26, 2017CovenantEvery covenant includes a rite of admission. For Abraham that right was the act of circumcision for all the men who were part of his household. In circumcision they showed they agreed to be counted among God's covenant people. For Christians, we enter into that covenant relationship through the action of baptism.
- Feb 19, 2017Priest KingFeb 19, 2017Priest KingYou would think that Melchizedek is an insignificant character in Scripture. He appears in the life of Abram and is gone after four verses. But this fleeting character is unfolded for us in Psalm 110 and Hebrews 6 and 7 as a compelling type for the Messiah, both king and priest. In this type he presents two convincing truths: God can be trusted, and our salvation is sure.
- Feb 12, 2017Conquest
- Feb 5, 2017DiversityFeb 5, 2017DiversityGod introduced diversity to unify humanity in fulfilling its mission. However, humanity tends to interpret diversity as disunity. God reversed this flow through the blood of Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ we can experience unity in the midst of our diversity.
- Jan 29, 2017Deliverance: Noah, Jesus, and the New Creation
- Jan 22, 2017FaithfulnessJan 22, 2017FaithfulnessEve undoubtedly felt like God's promise of victory over the serpent was lost when one son was killed and the other exiled. Perhaps, she felt as though she had received the stomping. However, God is always faithful and opened another pathway to promise fulfillment ... a promise finally realized in Christ.
- Jan 15, 2017Sin: Paradise LostJan 15, 2017Sin: Paradise LostBy: Dwayne LonesAdam and Eve were placed in paradise, but it didn't take long for paradise to be lost to sin. Since we live in a world that follows Adam into sin, we too don't experience paradise.Yet, in this story of the fall into sin is the beginning of a message of hope and grace. God gives this couple two signs of his ultimate victory over sin, and paradise restored.