The Christian’s Boast

Text: Romans 5:1-11 In our text, Paul used the word exult three times (NASB). The KJV used the words rejoice, glory, and joy in its place. The word means to boast about something. Usually we think of boasting as something that we shouldn’t do as Christians, but it depends on what we are boasting in (cf. 1 Corinthians 1:31). We can and […]

Psalm 23 and the Christian

Text: Psalm 23 The 23rd psalm is one of the most well-known and well-loved passages in the Bible. It helps provide comfort, encouragement, and peace as we go through a harsh and wicked world. It was written during the time of the old law, yet there are certainly lessons that apply to us as Christians. “The Lord […]

Who May Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?

Text: Psalm 24:1-5 In this passage, there is an important question for us to consider. We’re going to notice the psalmist’s answer and also see why this question is important. To do that, we’re going to work backwards in our text – start at the end and move to the beginning to see what we can learn. Why […]

What All Men Have in Common

Text: Proverbs 22:2 People are different. Sadly, some people unfairly judge or hate others based on their race, culture, class, etc. Christians are to judge righteously (John 7:24) and abound in love for all (1 Thessalonians 3:12). To do this, we need to remember what we all have in common rather than focus on our differences. God […]

Why Does the Earth Still Stand?

Text: 2 Peter 3:10-14 Peter told those to whom he wrote that the end of the world was coming like a thief (v. 10). He wanted them to be prepared (v. 11, 14) because it could come at any time. Approximately 2,000 years later the earth is still here. Why? Let us notice three reasons given […]

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 […]

Lord Willing

Text: James 4:13-17 This passage is often cited to emphasize the uncertainty and brevity of life – important lessons. It also teaches us the importance of remembering our dependence upon God – “If the Lord wills…” On this point, there are four lessons I want us to consider from this passage. If we forget these […]