The Lord gives me so many blessings that I take them for granted as if I was owed blessing. So we must seize every reminder to be thankful that we can....Keep Reading
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The Bible is a big book, written over a long period of time by many authors with various genres, settings, and contexts. For example, the Pauline epistles read very differently than the books of Moses, and both are very different from the prophetic writings we see in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the minor Prophets....
On March 28, 1518, Martin Luther preached a sermon called Two Kinds of Righteousness. In this short sermon, Luther explains to us the distinction between Christ’s righteousness and our actual righteousness. Luther refers to the former as an alien righteousness. This is “the righteousness of another, instilled from without.”...
It has been a great blessing over the last few weeks to see the increase in interest and involvement in our Covenant Community Groups. Perhaps now would be a good time for us as a congregation to pause and consider how we might get the most out of these groups....Keep Reading
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ was God's provision for the redemption of sinners. It was foretold beforehand, and the Old Testament is full of references to the coming messiah. As early as Genesis 3:15, the Lord announced the defeat of sin and Satan through "the seed of the woman."...Keep Reading
There is often a moment in the Christian life where we realize that there is a whole body of theological understanding which has escaped us. A deeper level of understanding which we have not yet explored. Sometimes when we have these revelations, we develop what I call a theological itch....Keep Reading
In his time-honored, classic work, The Pilgrim’s Progress, in one of the many scenes depicted therein, John Bunyan described a conversation which took place between his central character Christian, and one of Christian’s companions in his journey, named Faithful....Keep Reading