Outline • Greeting (1-2) • Praise for Spiritual Blessings (v3-14) • Thanksgiving and Prayer (v15-23) Greeting Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ Brief review of the spiritual blessings of Christ Continue Reading
BACKGROUND FOR THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS SPRING/SUMMER 2018 BIBLE STUDY Purpose and God’s Church Ephesus was the third largest city in the Roman Empire in what now modern-day Turkey. We Continue Reading
In this Advent season of expectation, anticipating Christ’s birth, let us join with Mary who is rejoicing as she is pregnant with the possibilities and promises of God. Luke 1:46-55 Continue Reading
In August of 2016, we preached a sermon series from the Book of Nehemiah entitled “Mission Possible.” It was partially inspired or brought forth as a result of what is Continue Reading
A very timely article given my recent opportunity to participate as a Building Beloved Community Fellow with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
Conflict, Community & Reconciliation Bible StudyActs 6:1-7; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Conflict, Community and Reconciliation is intended to focus us on the reality of human conflict in the world and our role in helping to reconcile conflict. Both outside and inside Continue Reading
On our Christian journey, we have experienced both the power and provision of God. We might need to be reminded of this sometimes but if we have believed God and called on God, we have experienced his power and his provision. This study reminds us not only to see God and believe God but to “act like we know. We not only “see and believe” but we must be the church.
Summary: The Gospel of John is one of the great theological books of the bible. For example, in John 3:16 that we hear one of the most frequently memorized and Continue Reading
All along our Christian journey . . . God is calling us. He is calling us to serve, to pray, to praise, to give, to preach, to teach, to lead, to follow, etc. However, when God is calling, are we willing? Are we willing to listen for the voice of God? Are we willing to act and move? Are we willing to actively seek God? Are we willing to witness to God’s power? Are we willing to worship and praise?
God has made Mary a promise. And, although the promise is not yet fulfilled, she rejoices in advance. She is confident in the promise of God and anticipates the arrival of God’s promise — the birth of Christ — in and through her. We should be the same way in our lives. Rejoicing in anticipation of the promises God has made in our lives-even in uncertain times.