Lessons from the Ark

Text: Genesis 6:13-18 The account of Noah and the flood is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. Yet this was not a fairy tale; it is something that really happened. Learning about the ark and the world before and after the flood is fascinating. But there are also important lessons we need to learn from […]

Natural Revelation

Text: Psalm 19:1-6 Psalm 19 is a psalm about REVELATION – God revealing Himself and His will to us. The first part addresses NATURAL revelation – what is known through the natural world. There are certain things that the world around us shows us about God. Creation Tells of God’s Glory (v. 1-2) There is EVIDENCE […]

Measuring the Love of God

Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 This chapter begins with Paul describing what God has given – His grace in the gospel (v. 2-3), a way to understand His will (v. 4), salvation to the Gentiles (v. 6), His wisdom made known (v. 10), the church (v. 10), His eternal purpose carried out in Christ (v. 11). All of […]

The Futility of Fighting against God

Text: Acts 5:38-39 Early on in the history of the church, the Jewish council tried to stop the apostles’ preaching. They threatened them, but the apostles continued to teach anyway. As the rulers thought of killing them, Gamaliel offered some wise counsel – if it was of men, it would die; if it was from God, it could not […]

The Message of Jonah: A Gracious and Compassionate God

Text: Jonah 4:2 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Jonah. Historical Context […]

Thankful for God’s Mercy

Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-16 There are many things for which we can be thankful. In this lesson, we are going to talk about being thankful for God’s mercy. To Be Thankful, There Must Be… A giver – the giver of all good things is God (James 1:17) A recipient – one who is to receive […]

Holy and Reverend Is His Name

Text: Psalm 111:9 In our text, the psalmist emphasized the importance of honoring the name of God. Yet too many people mock, disregard, or carelessly invoke the name of God. It is not common for Christians to openly disparage the name of God, but many do use it flippantly. It is important that we understand […]