Synopsis: Ever wonder why Christ had to be dead for three days AND three nights? Why not just for a few hours? for a day? On which day did Christ die? In tonight's Bible study we look to God's Word for answers to three important questions regarding the day of Christ's death.
Synopsis: As we consider Luke's account of the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem, it's important for us to see that on that Sunday long ago, the people's responses to Christ's triumphal entry are the same responses people give today. With which of the three groups do you identify? What will you response be to the King Who has come and Who is coming again?
Synopsis: In part of "Have You Been to Gilgal?" we look at the second significant event that took place at that encampment that has direct parallel to our lives today. Everyone of us needs a place we call "Gilgal." The two stone memorials that were erected were designed to impact the viewer with three important truths.
Synopsis: There are certain places that we attach a specific significance to because of important events that transpired in our lives--whether it was our high school graduation, where we were married, where our first home was, etc. Such as true with the nation of Israel. There are two significant, most memorable events that transpired at the encampment at Gilgal that find direct parallel to our lives and so are most instructive for us today. We look at the first of these two events in Joshua 5. Have you been to Gilgal?
Synopsis: Verse 2 tells that Israel was at a time of national mourning--a time of groaning and misery. Why was this the case? As we look at the revival that took place in 1 Samuel 17, we will see parallels to our own experiences. As we examine our text, we will find what is the key to genuine revival.
Synopsis: Do you believe God can still work today the way He has before? Or, is real revival only a thing of the past? Our text delivers an answer to those questions and is itself a prayer request that God will never ignore nor refuse to answer. There are four truths for us to see when it comes to understanding revival from God's point of view.
Synopsis: How thirsty we are for the presence and power of God determines how earnestly we seek the Lord for revival. Our text tonight reveals three important truths about revival that motivate us to look to God for it.
Synopsis: Our text today contains three encouraging truths about God, His Work and about ourselves that together, deliver the confident expectation, the hope of God's work in us. He doesn't give up on us and we are not fighting a losing battle when it comes to living as God desires!
Synopsis: In part 2 of a message from Jeremiah 29:11, we focus on the last few words of this verse--"an expected end." Literally, the figure of speech being used here carries the idea of "a hopeful future" or a "hope-filled future." There are three arenas in which we know God's purpose for our lives and what that hope-filled future looks like.
Synopsis: How can we be assured that God wants to guide us and will guide us, even when it doesn't appear that He is blessing us? Or when we are going through some particularly challenging, difficult time?
We can enjoy the same basis for the same hope that God offered Judah - despite the circumstances we are dealing with today and the challenges we encounter to our faith. In Jeremiah 29:11, we find the foundation of our hope for God's personal guidance. This message is part 1 of 2.
Synopsis: Tonight's text is one that most commonly thought of on special occasions like today - Valentine's Day. It is often referred to as being part "the Love chapter." But I want us to take a closer look at the famous text with two goals in mind: 1) Obtain a deeper appreciation for God's character trait of love and the expression of that love, 2) Thereby better imitate our Father in the expression of that love.
Synopsis: Forgiveness may be one of the most wonderful in the Bible for a number of reasons and our text offers it to us. It offers a ray of hope. But before we can experience the confidence of that hope, there is a confession that needs to be made.