Why People Do Not Receive Jesus

Text: John 1:11-12 When Jesus came and preached to the Jews, many “did not receive Him.” This is about receiving Jesus as the Son of God and obeying Him as Lord (John 3:16, 36). Many today are like “His own” who “did not receive Him” – why? This is not an exhaustive list, but we will notice […]

Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Text: Job 31:24-25, 28 There is a temptation to put our trust in wealth, especially when we face greater uncertainty than normal. For centuries, gold has been valued; and the Scriptures do not deny the value of it. However, we are not to put our trust in it. As Job said in our text, that would […]

The Foundations for the Righteous

Text: Psalm 11:1-7 In this psalm, David described the adversity and opposition he faced from his enemies. Yet he could take refuge in the Lord. He was secure as long as “the foundations” remained secure. “In the Lord I take refuge” (v. 1) When we are in need of help, we need to turn to the […]

God Cannot Lie

Text: Hebrews 6:18 In our text, the Hebrew writer made the point that “it is impossible for God to lie.” Paul made the same point in his letter to Titus: “…God, who cannot lie…” (Titus 1:2). The Hebrew writer used this point to explain our source of encouragement and reason for hope. Why is it “impossible […]

Spirit of Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13 In our text, Paul spoke of FAITH – “the same spirit of faith” as the psalmist (Psalm 116:10). Godly people have always had this type of faith. We need to have “the same spirit of faith” today. So let us consider what this was about. The Context (2 Corinthians 4) Privileged position […]

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 […]

How to Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9 In our text, Paul told the brethren in Corinth that we are to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). We could say that this is the fundamental idea behind being a Christian. But what does it mean? How do we “walk by faith” and “not by sight”? To […]