The Joy That Invades Our Hearts

Only a week had passed since that triumphant Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem—but what a difference in the little procession that set out now! No cheering crowds, no waving branches. Just a few silent women setting out in the gray dawn to perform the last sad rites at the tomb.

Favor in Trials

Every believer wants God’s favor. We usually have expectations of what that looks like since the word favor brings to mind blessings, and no one would include things like mistreatment in that category. But while unfairness and other harsh conditions aren’t good in themselves, the way we respond can bring divine favor.

Forgiveness is a One-Way Street

Have you ever been wronged by someone? I mean really hurt to the core? It’s probably happened to all of us a time or two in our lives. The pain is worsened when someone close to us does it, such as family, friends or fellow Christians.

Revealed To Be Healed

As a boy, I watched my father plow fields that had never been cultivated. On the first pass the plowshare would turn up large rocks that he hauled away. Then, he would plow the field again, and then again, to further break up the soil. With each pass the plow turned up other, smaller rocks that he cast aside.

Hope and Encouragment

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Romans 15:1–6 What happens to people when they lose hope? They give up. They quit. Hope and perseverance go together. Hope is a future promise that keeps us …

Spring, Everyday

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! …tell of his salvation from day to day.” Psalm 96:1-2 (ESV) By: Van Walton It does not matter what part of the country I am living in during winter. Whether the temperatures have just dipped below freezing or I have …

The Purpose of the Church Series

Making Disciples Text: Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Introduction: As followers of Christ, we …

The Host Has Said; “Come and Dine”

by Mike McIntyre The Communion is a Spiritual Feast. A feast is a celebration. We are to celebrate the finished work of Christ. The banquet table has been set. “God, our Host” as provided all that we need in order to partake of the feast of: Salvation. Access to his throne. Aid during our time …