Water to Wine
Jesus steps in and solves a rather embarrassing social problem. But underneath this seemingly simple event is a much more profound purpose. A sign of his glory. In this wedding miracle Jesus tells us what he came to do and who he came to be.
The Servant of All
Mark begins his gospel by telling us story after story of Jesus serving people. He wants us to know that Jesus serves at any time, in any place, to anyone. We must learn not only that He serves but how He serves so we might draw close to Him.
John the Baptist
Those around John wanted to put their eyes on him. From his strange clothes to obscure methods, he stood out. Even further, he preached with a fire that garnered attention. But when all eyes were on him he simply told people, “You need to see Jesus.” Look at his life and learn why.
There you are, in the Bible!
Did you know you are in the Bible? You are! God has said much about us in His word. He tells us reality about ourselves and tells us wonderful promises He is going to do for us. Journey through the Scriptures and see.
Part 3 of our series “Fixing our eyes on Jesus” brings us to the story of Joseph and Mary forgetting Jesus in Jerusalem. Why would Luke include this story in the gospel? Because forgetting Jesus can happen to anyone. How we forget him, how we find him, and what we find with him is all tied up in this story.
The Lineage of Jesus
Why does Matthew begin his gospel with the ancestry of Jesus? He wants to set the reader up to know who Jesus really is. It is true that Jesus came from a family lineage, that is a real person who came to earth for the very same kind of people he came from.
Mental Health & the Gospel
One in five Americans will deal with difficulty in their mental health. The church has been called to be a place of refuge for the hurting and a place of healing for those who come to Christ. We must be willing to suffer with, support, and help all people on their journey with Christ.
Desire & Prayer
Prayer is often about expressing our desire to God. Failure to pray is often about not expressing our desires to God. James teaches us that there is a battle going on inside us and that we can unlock and powerful prayer life if we learn, by God’s grace, to get our desires aligned with His.
Praying & Planning
Faithful praying leads to faithful action. In between those things is faithful planning. We learn from Nehemiah that as God’s people we must pray with great anticipation and plan with great preparation to be ready to walk faithfully with our Lord.
Until They Know You Care
People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. If we are going to be effective at sharing the good news of Jesus we must be people who invest in others, care for them, and be ready to share the gospel.