#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...

Bible

15 Ways to Feed on the Word in the New Year

Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4), and the prophet Jeremiah wrote: “Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by...

A Beginners Guide to the Amazing, Infallible Word of God

In 2 Timothy 3:16 we find the clear teaching that all Scripture is given by God, or is “God-breathed.” 2 Peter 1:20-21 again explains that no passage of Scripture came from man’s own private musings or meditations, but was written as men were moved by the Holy Spirit....

When Bible Study Goes Wrong

The Pharisees were experts in the word of God. In light of their diligent study, they were sure that they knew what God expected of them. They were thought to be the most principled in their serious-minded adherence to God’s word. They were particularly scrupulous in...
The Importance of Daily Bible Reading for Spiritual Growth

The Importance of Daily Bible Reading for Spiritual Growth

Whenever I write or speak about the need for Christians to daily read their Bible, I almost always get some form of pushback. At the heart of most of the pushback, I hear is something along the lines of how I’m making Bible reading a duty rather than a delight. I’ll...

Loving God, Asking Good Questions

Loving God, Asking Good Questions

In the Great Commandment, the Lord Jesus commands His people in Matthew 22:37-40 to love Him with all of their heart, mind, and strength. This command is repeated multiple times throughout the Gospels and also again by the Apostles; especially the Apostle John in the...

How to Find God’s Signature in the Bible

How to Find God’s Signature in the Bible

An Author's Signature Some authors leave marks of their authorship that have nothing to do with the point of their book. That seems to be the case, for example, with the letters of the apostle Paul. He wrote, “I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the...

Have You Ever (Really) Read the Bible?

Have You Ever (Really) Read the Bible?

You Can Be an Expert Bible Reader, and Not Really Read the Bible Probably in Jesus’s day, no one read the Bible more than the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus said, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the...

Spiritual Disciplines for Busy Men

Spiritual Disciplines for Busy Men

I’ve been a Christian for almost all of my life—35 years—and yet when I see the word “Spiritual disciplines,” I cringe inwardly. Part of this discomfort is my own sinful tendency. I am, as the songwriter says, “Prone to wander.” The other part of my discomfort,...

Daily Scripture Reading: The Constant Change

Daily Scripture Reading: The Constant Change

Our habits form us. And I know of no ritual or habit more powerful in this world than daily Scripture reading. Throughout our lives, we will change. We are not the same person today that we were yesterday. And we will not be the same person tomorrow that we are today....

Marinating in God’s Word

Marinating in God’s Word

It is almost summertime in Albany and in our family that means that at least once a week we enjoy cooking something on the BBQ grill. Sometimes it may be hamburgers and hot dogs, while other times it may be BBQ chicken, but our favorite is to grill chicken that has...

Know and Live God’s Word in Community with God’s People

Know and Live God’s Word in Community with God’s People

Introduction The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It is an ancient proverb that has timeless truth for our walk with God. There is an intrinsic tendency of all men and women to live by comparisons. We see some who are better off than us, and we...

Batting With the Bereans

Batting With the Bereans

One of the most exciting elements of spring is the beginning of baseball season. The outfield is mowed, the infield freshly groomed and the players make their way onto the field. Some players come prepared to play; others have managed to let the training program go by...

Honor the Author and the Author of the Biblical Text

Honor the Author and the Author of the Biblical Text

The uniqueness and supernatural unity of biblical revelation demands that all of the parts be read in light of the whole for a full and adequate determination of meaning. This interpretive assertion would seem straightforward for those who believe the Bible is God’s...

Enjoying Daily Time Feasting on the Word of God

Enjoying Daily Time Feasting on the Word of God

As Christians, we are called to be a people of one book, the Word of God. The Word of God is not a book of fairytales and myths. The Word of God is given to God’s people; Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:16 to instruct us in the Truth. The Bible is the Word of God—the...

Daily Washing Yourself in the Word

Daily Washing Yourself in the Word

I am nearing completion of two months of daily Bible reading. A commitment I made for 2017 was to read through the Bible chronologically. Each year, I seem to get off to a great start only to get bogged down at some point in the year, often resulting in my daily Bible...