Grand Gospel

God’s Grand Gospel

Called to belong to Jesus Christ   Romans 1:1-6 (NIV) Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God — 2 the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures 3 regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant…

Are you living in Lo Debar

Jesus Helps the Helpless

Called out of Lo Debar 2Sa 9:1 — 2Sa 9:13 David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They summoned him to appear before David, and the king said to him, “Are…

Caleb - Hero of God

Caleb, Man of Faith

Our God Keeps His Promises Joshua 14:5-14 Now the people of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of…

children's ministry at SGF

Bring the Children

Elisha, Jesus and Children 2 Kings 4:8-37; Matthew 19:13-15 2 Kings 4:8-37 (NIV) One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. 9 She said to her husband, “I know that this man who…

I've had enough, Lord

I’ve had enough, Lord

God’s Remedy for Elijah’s Depression 1 Kings 19:9-18 (NIV) And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He replied, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn down your altars, and put your prophets to death with the…

earth shook

The Ground Shook

Two by Two 1 Samuel 14:1-15 (NIV) 1 One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. 2 Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him…

God who works for you - Isaiah 64:6

The God Who Works For You

Jesus Christ – The True Servant Isaiah 64:1-5 (NIV)  Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before…

Jesus, Daniel and Friends

Heroes – Rahab

Through Faith, A Mother in Israel Joshua 2:1-11 (NIV) Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there. 2 The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the…

Galatians Five

For Freedom…

…that Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1-12 (NIV) It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no…

Identity

Identity

In Christ!   To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. – Colossians 1:27 (NIV) Introduction For my last two messages we considered God’s faithfulness to David, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. We wrapped up those two…