John 1:43-51 – January 17, 2021

Text: John 1:43-51We continue our study of John chapter 1 with the story of the calling of Philip and Nathanael as disciples. Just as Jesus knows Nathanael’s character when He first sees him, He knows us as well, knowing that the Spirit of God is within us, guiding us.

“An Active Faith” – January 10, 2021

An Active FaithActs 19:1-7There are moments in life who define who we are. In Acts 19, Paul recognizes that one such moment is when the Holy Spirit enters our lives. When we receive the Holy Spirit, God begins equipping us for the life that we live, for the people we will encounter, and the trials…

Can We See Our Salvation? – December 27, 2020

“Can We See Our Salvation?”Text: Luke 2:22-40When Jesus was presented in the Temple, both Simeon and Anna praised God for the child and recognized that they had seen God’s salvation for both Gentiles and the people of Israel. We can view Christmas as the birthday of our salvation; the beginning of God’s new plan for…

“God is With You” – December 20, 2020

“God is With You”Text: Luke 1:26-38In today’s passage from Luke, we hear the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she would bear a son. The announcement also contains the promise that God’s presence would we with her. Like Mary, we find ourselves with the same call to bring Jesus our Savior to our world, and,…

“What Are You Looking For?” – December 13, 2020

“What Are You Looking For?”Text: John 1:6-8, 19-28On the third Sunday of Advent, we look at John the Baptist’s testimony to the Jewish leaders found in the book of John. While answering questions about who he is, John the Baptist points to Jesus. Our lives and activities and can lead us down many different paths,…

First Sunday of Advent – November 29, 2020

Text: Mark 13:24-37Today we enter the season of Advent; one of expectation of not only the birth of Jesus, but His return. In Mark 13, Jesus warns us to stay alert and not let our faith become inactive, for even He does not know the time He will come back. The way in which we…

When in Rome… Irreproachable – November 22, 2020

“When in Rome… Irreproachable”Text: Romans 16:16-20We conclude our study of Romans this week by looking at Paul’s directive to the many small Christian communities of Rome to greet each other as if they were family. The Church should be a people who subordinate their differences for a common unity, a common purpose – worshipping our…