Synopsis: Today's New Year's message is based on three words found in Luke 13:8 - "this year also." From that phrase and its surrounding context comes two main truths to challenge us to make the most of the coming new year.
Synopsis: As we look at the Christmas tree today, I want us to think of it in terms of being a visual illustration, an object lesson of "The Gospel in the Trees." Today's message focuses on three trees in Scripture: the first is mentioned in the book of Genesis; the second is in Acts 5:30-32; the third is in Revelation 22:1-7.
Synopsis: Although the only things recorded from their mouths is a question posed to King Herod in 2:2, we learn more from what they did, than by what they said. Their actions speak eloquently and deliver timeless truths for each one of us to receive today. From our text today, we can extract two main messages of the Magi that are timeless truths that continue to challenge us today.
Synopsis: This NT letter written to Philemon reveals four ways in which Philemon gave evidence of the transforming and triumphant grace of God at work. Tonight's message looks at two of these four ways. We will find ourselves challenged to look at our own lives to see if those same evidences appear.
Synopsis: This is the final message in our series on "Personal Renewal: Living a Transformed Life." It also concludes our study in Psalm 27. Our text today in v. 8 encourages us to have a humble, yielded, tender heart before God that will not only respond to Him, but find in Him what is being searched for to satisfy its longings.
Synopsis: Tonight's message focuses on the third evidence in Paul the Apostle's life that God's transforming and triumphant grace was at work. If our lives give the same evidence, then we indeed are a portrait of God's transforming and triumphant grace.
Synopsis: David said, there is one thing I desire of the LORD, and I want to pursue that. Today's message further unpacks what is meant by "dwelling in the house of the LORD." If we really desire a life lived in God's presence and with a real sense of His presence, it means we must adopt not only a singular focus in life, but it also means two other things.
Synopsis: Our text tonight reveals a second way Paul gave evidence of the transforming and triumphant grace of God at work in his life. So that we might be challenged to yield ourselves fully to Christ, so we can know the joy of being transformed by that same grace, so that we are what God designed us to be, let's look at this second way God's grace was evidenced in Paul's life and let's ask God to powerfully work in our own hearts to bring about the same change.
Synopsis: In Psalm 136 we find a compelling motivation to make Thanksgiving not just a once-a-year occurrence on a national holiday (a day in our life), but to make it our way of life. Why should you make Thanksgiving something to be observed daily? What motivates us to express continual thanksgiving to God--publicly and privately? Two chief reasons are given in our text.
Synopsis: This message looks at the second of three portraits of God's transforming and triumphant grace in the life of an individual --the apostle Paul. There are three ways God's grace transformed him and triumphed in his life. Tonight we look at the first of those three ways.
Synopsis: Our text today reveals a 6th step we can take to experience personal renewal and to live a transformed life. In part 1 of "What's Your One Thing?" we look at the first part of Psalm 27:4 and unpack what it means to "practice the presence of God."