The Kingdom of God

Luke 13:18-35. What is the Kingdom of God like? How can we be sure we will enter in? Will many or few be saved? How do we enter in the narrow gate? Will there be a literal, future Messianic Kingdom on the earth? These important questions are addressed in this challenging passage of scripture. 

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What Child is This?

Luke 2:8-20. One of the carols puts forth the all-important question “What Child is This?”. So many know the events of the Christmas story, without knowing the actual meaning. Who was born that day? Why did He need to come? And what does it mean for you or me? May God answer these questions afresh […]

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The Gospel of Grace

Acts 20:24. Why is the gospel “good news”? Is it true that someone can be saved in a moment of faith, without works? What does a person really have to do to be saved? Isn’t “just believing” too easy? As we consider the astounding, pure gospel of grace afresh it deeply encourages us in our […]

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By Grace & Not by Works

Ephesians 2:8-9 , Galatians 3:22-25. Why did Paul make sure the word ‘grace’ featured in the opening and closing passages of all his epistles? If the law of Moses was perfect why can none of us be justified by the ‘works of the law’? We are saved by grace through faith not by works of […]

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By His Grace

1 Corinthians 15:8-10, Ephesians 2:8-10. Two important truths for us to understand more and more are (1) how unworthy we are to receive anything from God as sinners, and (2) how much His grace has been abundantly poured out upon us. Oh how that should create such thankfulness and praise in our lives! (One mistake […]

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No one Can be Saved by Good Works

Gal 3:6-14. Paul spells it out as clear as can be. The false teachers were proposing that salvation came through observing the law, but Paul tells the Galatians that “no one is justified by the law”. In our modern language that means that no one goes to heaven by good works. Salvation is only through […]

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Remember, You Were Lost, but Now Are Found

Eph 2:11. Just like Israel of old, we are commanded to always remember all that God has done. How refreshing and heart-stirring it is to look back & consider that we were dead in our sins, without Christ, without hope, and without God and yet now we are now found in Christ, complete, saved, and […]

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Paul’s Testifies Before King Agrippa

Acts 26:1-32. Paul the aged now make his defense before King Agrippa and lays out 3 clear points. 1. He was a strict, fervent pharisee 2. He became a persecutor of the way  3. He is now an Apostle of Christ. And how did that happen? He met the living Christ Jesus and his life […]

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Jesus finds Zaccheaus up a Tree

Luke 19:1-10. In this timeless, classic Bible story we discover such wonderful principles of grace as this despised, sinful tax collector has a life-changing encounter with Jesus. This story demostrates, as jesus declared in vs :10 that “The Son of man came to seek and save the lost”

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God So Loved the World

John 3:16.  Perhaps no verse captures the simplicity of the gospel quite like this timeless and well known verse. The 2 sides of salvation are clearly laid out, God’s part, in giving his only son and our part, whoever believes.  It’s no wonder this verse is so widely used and known around the world.

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