I Have a Problem… Maybe God Can Help

I heard it said recently that "problems are opportunities for God to work in your life." That statement is true, but it seems to limit God working in your life only when you have problems...

Can We Prevent Bad Things in Life?

"As a saint of God, my attitude toward sorrow and difficulty should not be to ask that they be prevented, but to ask that God protect me so that I may remain what He...

If There Is a Chance of Repentance, God Takes It

"When there is any hope at all of persuasion, God goes for conviction and conversion, not condemnation. God never denounces somebody in such a way that sets up the person being denounced for failure." Tim...

J.I. Packer on Personal Communication from God

"God uses language to tell us things, and the Bible is the language that he's used." source YouTube

We Are the Devil’s People // The Gospel

I have a young friend named Levi. He's says and does some really neat things. Levi is very spiritually attuned and he really wants to know about the Lord. The other day, Levi drew something on...

Discipleship: Realignment of Affections

  My favorite part of this article was the first two paragraphs: "To truly disciple is to realign our affections - and those of the person we’re discipling - to a greater Person. Unfortunately, many youth ministries do...

Repent and Believe // Sermon

This past Sunday I preached a message called: "Repent and Believe." It was a very personal message about what God has been doing in my life the past 31 years and how Christianity is as...

“Jesus and the Jewish Nation” Conclusion – George Caird

"Here then, in conclusion, is the picture of the ministry of Jesus I have been trying to put before you. "Jesus believed that Israel had been called to be God’s saved and saving nation, the agent through...

Historical Context is Important

If there is one thing I've learned (or picked up) from N.T. Wright's Jesus and the Kingdom of God, is that: It is vitally important to place the vocation of Jesus in its historical context Could...

Jesus and the Kingdom of God // NT Wright

While on Sabbatical, I wanted to study through the New Testament, in particular the Gospels and some Epistles. A number of years ago, I listened to a 13-part lecture by NT Wright on Jesus...
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Messianic Genealogy // According to Both Matthew and Luke

  This coming Sunday in Main Street we are attempting to show the students where Jesus comes from. I came across this graphic and found it was the best to illustrate this lineage well.
Gods Promise to Abraham

God’s Promise to Abraham

We call the Abrahamic Covenant the "3 P's" People Place Presence all for the purpose of blessing the whole world I made this graphic for the story we are doing in Main Street this coming Sunday...