Mark – Who do you say I am?

Mark - Who do you say I am? Read Mark 8:27-9:17 The lesson Jesus taught the disciples (as we saw in our last study) was to trust Him fully.  Their ears at first failed to hear, and their eyes failed to see (Mark 8:18).  The healing of the blind man at Bethsiada was a real … Continue reading Mark – Who do you say I am?

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The Gracious Invitation to follow Jesus Christ

Discipleship Scripture Reading Luke 14 Introduction Dear friend in our Lord Jesus Christ, We have a tendency to think that the rich and the famous are in some ways better people to mix with.  Over the exit out of Wimbledon, boys and girls would wait with a large tennis balls or a printed program just … Continue reading The Gracious Invitation to follow Jesus Christ

A Journey from death to life

Meeting the risen Lord   Scripture Readings Psalm 116:1-19 Mark 16:1-11 Introduction We find comfort in knowing a good doctor.  We call them family doctors.  They know everything about us; and we trust them with our secrets.  We trust them with our health.  Once we get to know the doctor, we love going back.  Our … Continue reading A Journey from death to life

What would I say to gay people?

Good day!  You might have heard the song “Amazing Grace” a few times at funerals or on the radio.  Every time I hear the words, “… that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see” I thank God for his saving grace in my … Continue reading What would I say to gay people?

Inescapable Opposition

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 35:1-20 John 15:18-16:4 After killing six million Jews and countless fellow Germans who resisted the Nazi Regime in Germany under Hitler, trails where held to bring to justice the perpetrators. At one stage the trails were brought … Continue reading Inescapable Opposition

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God

Bearing fruit in Christ to the Father’s glory Scripture Readings Psalm 80 John 15:1-8 Every farmer understands that his existence hangs on the fruit of the crop he plants.  Farmers are not known for what they plant, but for what they harvest.  A cotton farmer is not someone who plants cotton seed; he is someone … Continue reading So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God

The Prince of Heaven versus the prince of this world

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 2 John 14:28-15:4 The prophets and Jesus Christ Isaiah For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, … Continue reading The Prince of Heaven versus the prince of this world

The Father’s home with us

So that you may believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah the Son of God Scripture Readings Exodus 19:1-6 John 14:15-24 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord, Let’s begin this morning with a wild statement, “I think religion is dangerous.” The person who practices religion invariably finds himself somewhere on a road to find some … Continue reading The Father’s home with us

Cleansed for service in the Kingdom of God

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Psalm 133 John 13:1-17 Introduction Dear friends in the Lord Jesus Christ, Over the last month or so the Word of God spoke to us from the Gospel of John.  As over-arching theme for this series we take the verse … Continue reading Cleansed for service in the Kingdom of God

Called out of darkness into the light

That you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God Scripture Readings Isaiah 59:9-21 John 12:34-50 Introduction Omar Bradley, one of the Generals in World War II also went to World War I. He became a General. He actually led one of the largest armies in history during World War II. He … Continue reading Called out of darkness into the light