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…

Jesus, Daniel and Friends

Heroes

Heroes of the Faith John 12:12-19 (NIV) The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the…

Pearl of Great Value

By Faith – David

People of Faith Hebrews 11:32-40 (NIV) And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the…

Pearl of Great Value

The Pearl

The Secrets of Heaven Matthew 13:1-3; 10-13; 16-17; 44-46 (NIV) 3:1-3 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them…

Delivered and Empowered

Blessed Assurance. Jesus is mine. Romans 8:1-4 (NIV) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because…

Free in Christ Jesus!

Blessed Assurance. Jesus is mine. Romans 8:1-4 (NIV) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because…

growing up in Christ

Christian Maturity

The infant believer’s need to become mature in Christ. Ephesians 4:11-16 [11] And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, [13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of…