Come as you are. Jesus meets you at the point of your fear, anxiety and hurt. These stories in the New Testament remind us of how accepting, empowering and unconditional God's love is.
Battles come every day. In whatever form they come, they come. They come with relentless pressure, incessantly assailing the battlements of our lives and our culture. Battles come in our marriages, in our families, in our jobs, in our communities and in our friendships. Enemies violently storm our lives, startlingly surging out of places and people and situations that...
Author: Craig Lounsbrough
Every Christ-follower needs to claim their place of belonging in God's family, the church. God has gifted us uniquely to serve in the body and meet the needs of others.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Romans 12:4, Galatians 3:26, John 13:34-35, Ephesians 1:3
Topic: Church Unity
Boaz exemplified the generosity and condescension of Christ as he bestowed upon Ruth his undeserved favor. We should be grateful for grace and having received it, we give it.
Scripture: Ruth 2 - 4
What is the point of Jesus' parables? We must learn the context, the question and the hinge moment (the outlandish surprise element). The legal experts only wanted to call other Jews their neighbors. Jesus surprised them by saying a hated enemy, a Samaritan, lovingly saved the wounded man. Preached at Casas Church. www.casaschurch.org.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Luke 10:25-37
The Apostle Paul faced his approaching death with confidence in God, but also with real vulnerability. In this message from the concluding verses of 2 Timothy, Alistair Begg directs our attention to the important roles that Luke, Mark, and Tychicus played in the life and ministry of Paul. By their loyalty and usefulness, these men illustrate the practical value of faithful...
Speaker: Alistair Begg
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:9-22, Colossians 4:14-14, 2 Timothy 4:9-18, Acts 15:36-38
Most pastors see themselves as preachers first. They naturally want to maximize their pulpit time. Indeed, sermon length is increasing worldwide. However, I want to identify compelling reasons to keep a man's rapt attention. There’s very little evidence to suggest that longer sermons produce more mature Christians. And long, rambling sermons are one of the main reasons men...
Author: David Murrow
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
God is greater than any distance we create. He is all-knowing, all-powerful and everywhere all the time. Even though our inclination is to wander, God focuses on proximity. Jesus came to close the distance and reconcile our wandering hearts.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Psalm 139, Isaiah 53:6, Mark 4:35, Mark 5:2-5, Genesis 3:8-9
Topic: Love of God
Are we living our faith on the fringe or front and center? The woman with the issue of blood, shunned by society, rejected by the religious leaders of her day, reaches out for Jesus’ healing touch. Jesus responds not with rebuke, but with an invitation of release and rescue. She might be content with proximity to Christ, but He isn't. Jesus longs for her fellowship, just as He...
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Mark 5:21-28, Numbers 15:38-39, Malachi 4:2, Psalm 34:15, Matthew 10:29-31
Topic: The Attributes of Christ
Mary and Martha both loved Jesus. But Martha worked hard for Jesus' approval, fearing failure and rejection. Am I working against God, apart from God or with God?
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 139, Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 3:16-19, 1 John 4:7-21