Last week we learned about the martyrdom of Stephen. Instead of responding in fear, the Church grew both in numbers and resilience and, in doing so, testified to the truth of Jesus’ Words. Acts 8:1-8
Zephaniah warned the people of Judah that time had run out and God would execute His justice and vengeance on sin. But it would not be the end of the world. For as we will see this morning, after the storm of judgement comes, God promises to make all things new.
And in our text this morning, we get a snapshot of the early Church persevering and thriving as they met the challenges that came their way. Acts: 4:32-37
Psalm 15 help steers us back to the most important questions. It reorients, redirects, and realigns our hearts which are so prone to wander. We need the Holy Spirit to take the Word of God and apply it to our wandering hearts and minds.
Timothy needed some encouragement and maybe a challenge as well. This is what Paul offered him in today’s text – words that every godly leader needs to hear but also what EVERY CHRISTIAN needs to hear. 1 Timothy 4:11-16
Today, we’re going to turn our attention to one of the Messianic Psalms – one of the Psalms that pointed forward to the Perfect King. Psalm 72 is a prayer of Solomon – a prayer that he likely composed as he assumed the throne from his father David.
In Ephesus, some opponents had begun to restrict the Gospel to only a select group. There were certain criteria that had to be met in order for you to qualify for the good news of Jesus Christ. This was a HORRIFIC belief that had to be stopped dead in its tracks. 1 Timothy 2:1-7
A love for controversies, speculations and bunny trails was causing the Ephesian Elders to run off track. So as we learned last week, Paul told Timothy to stay in Ephesus to set things right because when leaders fall, the people suffer, and Paul saw that no good would come in this Church if serious changes […]
And as many of you know already, when we come to the end of the book of Jonah, rather than seeing a rejoicing, God glorifying, ecstatic prophet, we get just the opposite. This isn’t the usual fairy-tale ending where the hero learned their lesson and is changed for the better. No, the story of Jonah […]