Synopsis: To run the race of life successfully, genuine faith endures hardships by maintaining the right focus and meditating upon Christ's person and work. Where do we get the ability to endure? Verse 2 answers the question. Why should we consider Christ as we run the race? Verse three answers that! Both verse supply the resources we need to run the race of life successfully.
Synopsis: If we would live God-focused lives that praise God for His providence, which becomes the foundation for peace and confidence in the midst of uncertain days and an uncertain future, then these two inseparably linked characteristics of God's greatness are to shape our thinking, our choices, and our conduct.
Synopsis: Keeping in mind the Bible principle that we render honor unto whom honor is due, we remember, recognize and honor all those patriots who have given their lives to defend and/or advance the cause of freedom.
On this Memorial Day weekend, we are also reminded that God Himself has memorials in Scripture. We cover three in today's message and the message is three-fold.
Synopsis: As we consider these remarkable women and specifically this lady whom Paul affectionately refers to as his mother, I want us to see three important truths about them—truths that will not only make you, ladies, a blessing to your own family but to your extended family –spiritually speaking.
Synopsis: To help us understand the significance of what the author is communicating when he admonishes the reader to "run the race with patience," it would be helpful for us to spotlight three key aspects of faith that come from Heb. 11 that explain the reason why 12:1 begins as it does and why we should obey the exhortation given in that race.
Synopsis: This message looks at the third way in which we can see an invisible God. It helps us understand what it means to "Behold Your God!" What Moses did is what we are to do. It's the key to how Moses lived by faith amid the hardships of life. It's the key to ours as well.
Synopsis: Hope is so crucial when it comes to handling hardships! As the Corona virus pandemic continues to disrupt all our lives bringing hardships to so many, people need hope and need to know how and where to find it. God's Word provides us with the needed direction. There is always hope because there is always God!
Synopsis: What is it about the resurrection of Christ that presents a message that we are to embrace and find therein great hope and blessing? There are three characteristics about it presented in our text today.
Synopsis: Each of the four gospels gives an account of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday. Did you know that event was the fulfillment of OT prophecy made a little over 500 years prior to it? This message unpacks Zechariah's prophecy and shows how his message of hope and encouragement of a coming King delivered in troublesome times is the same message of hope for us today in our uncertain times!
Synopsis: As the Corona virus continues to sweep across our nation, it has turned our lives upside down producing much uncertainty. In the midst of all this, the personal difficulties many have been facing continue! How do we handle these times of uncertainty? Psalm 46 teaches us that our security is rooted in what God is and what God does---His person and work. Here are three truths about our God that encourage us to find our security in Him.
Synopsis: Today's message is part of the online video broadcast that took place from our church which has suspended public worship services until the Corona Pandemic is no longer a serious risk to the welfare of all those who attend our services.
The question raised twice in 2 Kings 6 is the same question many are asking as they face unprecedented circumstances and an uncertain future--"What Do We Do Now?" God's Word turns our focus where it needs to be -- upwards in reliance upon Him as we prudently and responsibly move forward. Two answers are given to that question that are instructive for us today.
Synopsis: Times of uncertainty are always difficult to handle. With the Corona virus spreading and with other uncertainties we face, we certainly don't live in days that lend themselves to peaceful living! So how do we handle these times of uncertainty? How do we experience peace rather than panic? This passage offers great hope and encouragement to us!