#2: A Revelation Character Sketch[Sermon]

Join Dave as he opens our Revelation series looking at Revelation 1:4-5.

A Life of Gratitude

Colossians 1:11-12, "11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." The Christian life is a...

Daily Bites Of God’s Word On 1 Corinthians 15:10

In part third of Daily Bites of God’s Word Andy discusses 1 Corinthians 15:10 and helps us understand what this passage means and it’s importance.

The Meaning and Purpose of the Love of God

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks Dave, "What is God’s love?” What you’ll hear in this episode God's Love and the Christian’s Faith. God's Love: His Discipline. God's Love: Jealousy. The Love of God and the Christian’s Security. Subscribing, sharing,...

Proper Christian Growth

Colossians 1:9-10, "9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him:...

The Preciousness of Time – Jonathan Edwards (1734)

Time is a precious commodity that must be treasured.  Such is the argument in Jonathan Edward’s piece entitled, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. The subject of time was no stranger to Edwards.  He thought about the “improvement” of time...

What is the Gospel?

Who is Jesus? The Most Fundamental Question of the Christian Faith

Mark 8:29 – “And he asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?' Peter answered him, ‘You are the Christ.’” Who is Jesus? This is a question that bears to be repeated and considered often. It is the most fundamental question of our faith. How we answer reveals our...

The Vertical Dimensions of the Cross

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series on the atonement. The Scriptures give us a robust revelation about all that Jesus accomplished on the cross. As we go about seeking to categorize all of the various dimensions of the cross, we discover that there are both...

Why Is the Substitutionary Atonement Essential?

Editor’s Note: This is the first post in a series on the atonement.During the first decade of the twenty-first century, a number of prominent leaders in the emerging church movement asserted that the doctrine of substitutionary atonement is tantamount to “cosmic child...

I Thirst

At the crossroads of history, Jesus hung nailed to a cross. The loss of blood from the beating...

Joy in the Journey

Introduction to The Reading The Psalms, from Psalm 120 to 134, are the sacred songs that the...

Christ, Our Substitute

Christ, Our Substitute

2 Corinthians 5:21, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” WHAT IS SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT? The cross of Jesus is where the substitutionary atonement happened. On the cross, Jesus served as our...

Christ, Forgiveness, and the Cross

Christ, Forgiveness, and the Cross

“And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’” (Luke 23:34) Jesus Christ, the God-Man, committed the most scandalously humble act in human history: He made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born as a man who was obedient...

All This To Fulfill What the Lord Had Spoken

All This To Fulfill What the Lord Had Spoken

In the wonderfully heart-warming, spirit-lifting, worship-inducing story of the birth of Jesus, as it is related to us by Matthew, there is one crucial element of the whole event that is often overlooked. That a virgin would bring forth a son is astounding; that Jesus...

He Came to Bring Salvation

He Came to Bring Salvation

“Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself" (Psalm 80:17). Psalm 80 is written by Asaph. This is one of 12 Psalms written by this musical and liturgical leader appointed by David. Asaph's identity is...

God’s Law is Good

God’s Law is Good

On one hand, the Apostle Paul teaches us that we, as believers in Jesus Christ, “have died to the law through the body of Christ” (Romans 7:4) and on the other hand that “the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good” (12). Which is it? Paul...

Saved by Grace

Saved by Grace

Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, I remember when Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, died in February of 1991. Local and national cartoonists paid tribute to him in the next day’s newspapers, many of them showing him entering heaven “at the...

Good News for the Unwanted

Good News for the Unwanted

Good News for the Unwanted  Exclusion, expulsion, alienation, and forsakenness—these were major themes in the ancient Jewish world.[1] The “impure” could be expelled from the community. The carcasses of sacrificed animals had to be burned outside the camp. The...

Salvation Is Unflattering

Salvation Is Unflattering

As part of a Wednesday night summer series, our church has been studying some of the "salvation words" that are found in Scripture. As we've worked our way through concepts like substitution, reconciliation, and redemption a particular truth with which I have been...

Gluttony

Gluttony

The saying goes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and for me, this has proven to be true on more than one occasion. I love food. I love cooking food, creating dishes, and mimicking cooking techniques of some of my favorite celebrity chefs like...

Expiation, Good Friday and the Wonder of the Cross

Expiation, Good Friday and the Wonder of the Cross

At my local church, we have a Good Friday service where we nail a piece of paper with our sins to the Cross. This event is symbolic of what Christ has accomplished for us. It is about more than just subscribing to our belief in the sufficiency of Christ finished work...

Easter: Pathetic Or Genius?

Easter: Pathetic Or Genius?

Jesus didn’t stutter when he said that he is the truth: I am the way, and the truth, and the life,” he said, “no one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6). Why did Jesus claim to be the truth, versus one single truth among many other truths? Why did he say...

The Deceptive Draw of Greed

The Deceptive Draw of Greed

The Deceptive Draw of Greed In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, says “Greed is good!” He lies, deceives, and cheats his way to riches only to be convicted and sentenced to prison by the end of the movie. But this is only a movie right;...