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…

upon this rock

Upon This Rock

The Gates of Hell will not overcome God’s church! Matthew 16:13-20 (NIV)) When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15…

The Power of God

The Power of God Revealed

“At just the right time Christ died for ungodly people”  Romans 5:1-8 (NIV) We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through faith in Jesus we have received God’s grace. In that grace we stand. We are full of…

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

“WE ARE FULL OF JOY BECAUSE WE EXPECT TO SHARE IN GOD’S GLORY”  Romans 5:1-11 (NIV) We have been made right with God because of our faith. Now we have peace with him because of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through faith in Jesus we have received God’s grace. In that grace we stand. We…