The 150 psalms of the Bible are sometimes called the hymnbook of ancient Israel. We can sing them, too. But when we read them, we can interact with them and receive more of the mind and heart of the Lord. Find out more about what the psalms say, how the psalms say it, and how you can receive the most out of them.
Ruth is one of the great jewels of the Scriptures, set against one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history. It’s a well-told story, and a rouching romance. But it’s so much more than that. This sermon highlights Ruth’s steadfast faithfulness, and the multiple ways she was blessed by God.
The story of Judges is the story of a people who have moved far away from God. They have substituted their thoughts and plans for his, with disastrous results. We can save ourselves a great deal of pain and trouble in learning from their mistakes.
Leviticus seems like a tough slog for many Christians, but a good understanding of the basics of the book gives us the background to understand all that Jesus did for us. This sermon hits the book’s highlights, and sheds light on many New Testament passages and ideas that many of us are already familiar with.
In our second sermon in our three-part series on freedom in Christ, we press deeper into what this freedom looks like, why we have it, and how to keep it.
What do we think of when we hear the word “freedom”? Today and next two weeks, we are going to talk about Freedom in Christ. Romans 8.1-2 says: There is a freedom in Christ available to everyone in Christ. The characteristic of those in Christ is they don’t walk according to the flesh, but in […]
The first 18 chapters of Exodus introduces us to the person and life of Moses, the most important Old Testament figure to most ancient Israelites. He brought judgment on Egypt, and was part of the greatest miracle of the Old Testament–the Exodus and crossing of the Red Sea. But his time with the Hebrews in the desert was a mixed bag, and his unbelief at a critical moment brought him trouble in the end.
Luke 24:27 tells us the story of Jesus talking to two men walking on the road to Emmaus after His death and resurrection. He told them how everything in the Old Testament was ultimately about Him! That’s what we’re doing at church right now. Remember that after Adam and Eve, the human race quickly divided […]
Genesis 4 brings us the story of Cain and Abel, which quickly demonstrates the two divisions mankind fell into after the sin of Adam and Eve: those that follow the Lord, and those that don’t. Discover how the story–and blood–of that first martyr Abel is a theme throughout all the Bible, and is a picture of the blood that was shed for us thousands of years later.
Genesis 3 is the ultimate good news/bad news chapter of the Bible. It describes how the human race got into the mess we’re in, and it contains the first promise of a coming Savior. This sermon unpacks the chapter, and helps us discover a God who never stops seeking us.