February 11, 2018
In part 5 of our series on the parables of Jesus, we look at a story he tells to teach about the priority of love. He challenges his listeners (and us today) to not be too busy, religious or afraid of the cost to get involved and love! After all, it is the most important […]
January 28, 2018
In part 3 of our series on the parables of Jesus we look at the “wheat and the tares”. Jesus teaches that there are two kind of people in the world. Despite morality or success, we are either on the way towards eternal life or death. We determine which in this life as we stay […]
September 17, 2017
Jesus came to serve. He served the needs of people on every level. He served their gospel need, their physical need, and their heart needs. As leader of the church today, he models what Christian service is all about. There is no role of service that cannot bring glory to God and help facilitate the […]
August 14, 2016
For those who do not accept the gospel, the coming of God’s kingdom will not be a day of salvation, it will be a day of judgment. Though frightening to consider, the other side of eternal life is important for us to understand – for it is just as real as salvation. Through the good […]
July 17, 2016
Jesus was often given a hard time by the religious establishment of his day for his love and interaction with ‘sinners’. Yet Jesus was sent for this very purpose. He modeled his Father’s heart and challenged the self-righteous and comfortable to do the same.
July 10, 2016
God does not show partiality, and neither should his people. We should be willing to reach out to all people to extend love and share the gospel. This powerful and important truth is illustrated through the record of Cornelius, the first Gentile convert.
February 22, 2015
The prophets Ezekiel and Hosea share similar visions of God’s love for his people. In these graphic stories God reminds his people where they once where and where he has brought them. Though they turn from his way, his love endures for them – serving to woo them back to right relationship with him.
August 24, 2014
God has a special place in his heart for those in need. The orphan and the widow are not invisible to the God of heaven. They should not be invisible to God’s people either. As we are being conformed to the image of Christ, our hearts will soften and our hands will reach out.
March 23, 2014
Father’s are really important. Our culture is seeing a breakdown of the father’s role today. This can’t be the same for the people of God. God calls fathers to teach us, guide us, love us, and discipline us. Most of all, our Father in heaven desires that all of us would have His heart – […]
January 26, 2014
Jesus tells us that loving people who love you is what everyone can do, even people who do not know God. However, to imitate the character of our Father in heaven, he calls us to love all, even our enemy. When evil is done towards us, we should never return with evil, but instead doing […]