The Power of God in a Manger and God on a Cross

When sin entered the world, alienation and hostility began to characterize mankind’s relationship with God. Left to our natural selves, our eyes are blind to true beauty, our minds are hostile to God, and we are dead in our trespasses and sins. This succinctly describes our desperate condition before our hearts are opened to believe. … Continue reading The Power of God in a Manger and God on a Cross

Do You Believe the Bible is God’s Word?

There are forces afoot today that would cause you and me to doubt the veracity, authority, and sufficiency of the Bible as God’s Word. This phenomenon is not unique to our time. Recall the tactics of the ancient serpent in his temptation of Eve in Genesis 3: “Did God really say?...” Therefore, it behooves us … Continue reading Do You Believe the Bible is God’s Word?

The Ancient Sacrifice – Humility

The poet Rudyard Kipling wrote the following words in 1897, as an admonition to the British Empire against pride: “The tumult and the shouting dies; the captains and the kings depart. Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart.” When Kipling spoke of a contrite heart as an “ancient sacrifice,” he was … Continue reading The Ancient Sacrifice – Humility

The Wedding Feast of the King

This coming Sunday our sermon will focus on "The Wedding Feast of the King" from Matthew 22:1-14. (Click the highlighted text to read the Scripture passage.) Here is a comment on the above passage from J.C. Ryle to prepare your heart to hear God's Word: "A certain man made a great banquet, and invited many." This is the … Continue reading The Wedding Feast of the King

Praying Scripture | Matthew 21:28–46

Our sermon text this morning is Matthew 21:28-46. Here is a prayer guide through this wonderful text that contains two parables of Jesus. Preparation: Pray and Read Through Your Passage Record your prayer for God’s help. Father, it is a marvel that you transform the lives of broken people and grant them the privilege of … Continue reading Praying Scripture | Matthew 21:28–46

Confessing Our Calculated Efforts at Serving King Jesus

Loving Father, You sent Your Son to rescue us from a life of self-absorption. Yet we fall short of Your callto do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with You. You asked for our hands that You might use them to serve others We gave them for a momentthen withdrew them for the work was … Continue reading Confessing Our Calculated Efforts at Serving King Jesus