[Week 31] Remnant of Israel
March 19, 2023
As a God follower, there will likely be times when you feel all alone. When it seems as if you are the only one who is still trying to be faithful. The reality, however, is that there has always been and always will be a remnant chosen by grace. We can rest assured that as followers of Jesus, we are never alone.
[Week 30] Preach the Word!
March 12, 2023
No one comes to faith in Jesus without hearing the gospel of Jesus. No one can believe the good news that they haven’t heard. And we have been tasked with making sure those around us hear it. But we can’t make people respond in faith. As Paul teaches in this text, there will be some who hear it and reject it. But our job is still the same: Preach the word!
[Week 29] Heart Issue
March 5, 2023
Who gets an invitation into the kingdom of God? ANYone and EVERYone! The gospel isn’t just good news for the few. It is an invitation for all to call on the name of the Lord. The question this text has for us is, have you responded to the good news of Jesus?
[Week 28] Sincerely Wrong
February 26, 2023
Some teach that it doesn’t matter what you believe or what faith you practice as long as you are sincere, but Paul teaches otherwise. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through me." There is no way of salvation outside of Jesus, no matter how zealous for God you are.
[Week 27] The Justice Dilemma
February 19, 2023
Are people chosen for salvation or destruction? If so, is it fair for God to hold people accountable for a choice they couldn’t make? This is one of the most difficult questions Romans 9 makes us ask.
[Week 26] Abraham's "Actual" Children
February 12, 2023
How much do you care for those who are outside of Christ? In this text, we see Paul willing to give up his own salvation for those he loves who are outside of Jesus. And we are reminded, again, that it takes more than having Abraham's DNA to be his child, you must have his faith.
[Week 25] More Than Conquerers
February 5, 2023
Who can be against the people of God? Lots of people. We have an enemy who is against us every day, and we are at war with sin and flesh everyday. The question really isn’t who can be against us, the question is who can defeat the people of God? And the answer to that is no one or nothing! We are more than conquerers through Jesus!
[Week 24] God Works For The Good
January 29, 2023
Suffering in this life is inevitable. Does that mean God is powerless, absent, or angry? Not at all. God is sovereign, and no matter what suffering we endure or why we endure it, God is great enough to use it for good. Although this isn’t a promise for everyone. It is a promise made for those who love him.
[Week 23] Suffering Before Glory
January 22, 2023
Everyone wants to live forever like Jesus, but not everyone wants to suffer like Jesus. But what will you do when you learn that you can’t have one without the other? Suffering isn’t optional for anyone, not even the children of God. But, for the children of God, it is temporary. And no matter how bad the suffering gets, it does not compare to the glory to come.
[Week 22] Spirit Equals Sonship
January 15, 2023
Does the Spirit of God live in you? If you are a child of God, He does! The Spirit of God is what
makes you a child of God! But there is a war going on within each of the children of God. A war
between the desires of the flesh and the desires of the Spirit. The flesh is urging us to obey it,
and the Spirit is inviting us to obey Him. And which of those you are fighting for will determine
whether you live or die.