Topic: Christian Duty
21 November 2021
One of the most famous and beloved passages of Scripture: the Great Commission. But do you know the real intent behind Jesus’ command? He shows that God Himself will bring about His glory in all the earth, as He gives all authority to His Son and then empowers His people to witness for the Gospel of Christ. And He will be glorified! Praise the LORD.
15 August 2021
Series: Guest Preachers
Preacher: Rev. Nathan Eldridge
Have you ever considered what it means to put on the whole armor of God? Many Christians believe that it means we have to fight for God. In other words, we have to DO something for Him, or He needs our help. When you look closely at these verses, however, the verbs selected by Paul reference simply standing in place. And in the context of Ephesians, we know that it is God working in us through Christ that enables/causes us to stand in the first place. May we look to Him for all the strength that we need to stand in Christ.
8 August 2021
Series: Guest Preachers
Have you ever considered the life of Simon of Cyrene? We know very little about the man–he is only mentioned in one verse in the Bible. However, he is a great example of God’s sovereignty and providence at work in a person’s life. God causes him to be in exactly the right place at the right time in order that he might not only meet Jesus but also serve him in a profound way. And God is still working this way in the lives of people today.
20 June 2021
God gives good gifts to His people in order that we might bear fruit for His Kingdom. Jesus will come again and judge us according to our faithfulness. We must not make either of two mistakes: living in fear of that judgment and so not doing anything . . . nor can we attempt to work for God’s glory in our own power. Only in God’s power and provision can we be a blessing.
25 April 2021
Jesus proclaims another set of woes upon the scribes and Pharisees in these verses. He does so primarily because they do not obey the Law perfectly. In fact, He warns them against their current practice, which actually undermines the Law. Instead, He pleads with them to look to Him as the only perfect Law-obeyer. May we do the same and find our true hope in Jesus alone.
11 April 2021
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the son of David, is the great King and ruler over all things. He has set the Father’s love and affection on us because of His perfect and finished work, and nothing can alter or change God’s intention to deliver us to Himself in glory. Only this reality will help us to weather the storms of this life. Only this promise will motivate us to obey these 2 great commandments.
28 March 2021
Jesus in this passage explains the relationship between the church and the state. More importantly, He demonstrates that God is over all things. And through the Gospel, specifically, Jesus enables His followers to live in any nation-state, no matter what system of government is in power. Christians can pay taxes to a tyrant just as they can to a benevolent ruler. This is possible only because God has provided everything His people need in Jesus Christ.