Posts from March 2019

Posts from March 2019

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on March 20, 2019

Sermon Title: No One Like Him Text: Philippians 2:19-24 Resources: Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s printable study guide Brief summary I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy’s proven worth,…

Getting along

Have you ever (secretly) wished that everybody in the church would be more like you? Most of us probably wouldn’t admit it, but maybe we’ve looked down our noses at some church folks and wondered why they’ve got the issues they do. Truth is, if everybody in the church was like you and me, we’d still have problems. It’s just the way it is. Last week I wrote about how much I appreciate the sweet fellowship of God’s people, and…

False Gospels and God’s Wrath

In the Bible book of Galatians, Paul writes bluntly to the church that met in Galatia. In the letter’s introduction and greeting, Paul points to the eternal hope that we have through the resurrection of Jesus.  He reminds the readers about the grace that we all need and enjoy.  I love the line in the song “How He Loves,” that says “if grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”  It is endlessly deep and is literally available to all people everywhere. Then,…

Resources for Discussion Class Hour on March 13, 2019

Sermon Title: The Kindness and Severity of God Text: Romans 11:22; Deuteronomy 27, 28, 32 Resources: Click here to listen to or watch the sermon Download tonight’s printable study guide Brief summary “How America Sees God” (USA Today lead story from October 7, 2010)—the article is based on a study conducted over the last four years by two sociologists from Baylor University in Texas. Their work is published in a book called, America’s Four Gods: What We Say About God and What This…

God’s family

I’m sure there’s enjoyable fellowship outside of God’s family, but I honestly can’t imagine what it would be like not to have the church. These are my people. Oh, they’ve got their problems, of course (don’t we all?), but people within the household of faith are my support group. I grieve and rejoice with them, I depend on them, I need them. Where does everyone else find this? At a local bar? With their bowling club? I’m thinking it’s a…