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Well Done!

Well Done!

Well Done!  Matthew 25:14-30 The parable of the talents is one of the most famous of those told by Jesus.  Let’s take a moment today to dwell on it and our role in the Kingdom of God. Matthew 25:  14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them […]

Humble Yourself Before the Lord

Humble Yourself Before the Lord

Humble Yourself Before The Lord Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable:  “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not […]

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept John 11:1-44 John 11:35 may be one of the most widely memorized verses in the Bible and that is probably due to it being the shortest verse in the Bible! “Jesus wept.” Let’s consider this brief verse for a moment and see the beauty of the One who wept. Why did Jesus weep?  […]

The Abundant Life

The Abundant Life

The Abundant Life    John 10:10 Some think that being a Christian is supposed be boring … that becoming a Christian means leaving all of the fun things behind so that you can live an unexciting and joyless life.  Nothing could be further from the truth! Jesus promises that the Christian life is the full […]

The Compassion of Jesus

The Compassion of Jesus

The Compassion of Jesus   John 8:2-11 One of many people’s favorite accounts in the Bible is that of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery.  Why is this story so beloved?  Let’s take a look and consider that question. John 8: 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people […]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me?” (Peter asking Jesus in Matthew 18:21) To make this question a bit more personal, substitute whomever you have a hard time forgiving in for “brother”.  Perhaps someone from your past, perhaps someone at work, perhaps your spouse or […]

What Good Is It?

What Good Is It?

Overflow – What Good Is It? Matthew 16:26 It is estimated that Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal and SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, has a net worth of over $268 Billion.  That’s a lot of money!  To put it in context, if Musk lived another 50 years, he could spend almost $15 Million every […]

What God Requires

What God Requires

What God Requires John 6:28-29 If you are a spiritual person, you have probably wondered what takes to please God.  What does God require of me?  Even the disciples who walked with Jesus and saw Him perform miracles wondered this very thing. Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God […]

He is Risen!

He is Risen!

He is Risen!  He is risen!  He is risen indeed! There are no greater truths than those we celebrate on Easter weekend. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 speak of this importance, “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was […]

Triumph of The Cross

Triumph of The Cross

Triumph of The Cross Colossians 2:15 Today begins Holy Week, also known as Passion Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and concluding with Easter Sunday.  This is a week to remember – and celebrate – what Jesus has done for us.  The Bible says about this time, “As the time approached for him to be taken […]