A Love For His Own

John 13:1

9/10/17

Description:John 13:1 is like the inscription above the doorway to the Upper Room, where we are introduced to a new predominant theme of this Gospel: the love of Jesus for his own.

The Call of Moses

Exodus 3-4

9/3/17

Description:Does God call the qualified, or qualify the called?

Money and Wisdom

Proverbs

8/27/17

Description:Proverbs has a lot to say about how we view and use money. Here are three summary statements to help us think biblically about this issue.

Working Wisely

Proverbs

8/20/17

Description:God works - and so we, as creatures made in His image, work to glorify His name.

Wise Speaking

Proverbs

8/13/17

Description:The wisdom of Proverbs urges us toward God-honoring talk ultimately by driving us to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Wise Parenting

Proverbs

8/6/17

Description:To wisely discipline your children requires Christian parents to do so diligently, instructively, and redemptively.

Living a Life of Victory Over Sin

Romans 6:1-14

7/30/17

Description:To overcome sin we must understand our identity in Christ, our present position toward sin and God, and the action we need to take against sin.

The Beginning of Wisdom

Proverbs 1:1-7

7/23/17

Description:The skill for living wisely is contingent upon the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is simply an appropriate response of faith to God's greatest self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ.

Preoccupied with Foolishness

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

7/16/17

Description:The things that seem weak and foolish to the world are the very same things that display the power and wisdom of God.

The Call of the Cross

John 12:27-50

7/9/17

Description:Jesus must answer the call of the cross for this purpose: that the name of God might be glorified.

The Die is Cast

John 12:12-26

7/2/17

Description:Jesus calls his followers to a glorious imitation of his own death in dying to self.

Perspiration, Perfume, and Poison

John 11:55-12:11

6/25/17

Description:The love and affection of Jesus' followers should correspond to Jesus' worth. When that happens, it's beautiful to behold. When it doesn't, it's deadly

The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:1-54

6/18/17

Description:Jesus displays his love, not be sparing those who believe from pain, suffering, and even death - but by giving his very self to them.

The Sanctified Sanctifier

John 10:22-41

6/11/17

Description:The believer's salvation is secure because Jesus, the sanctified One, is one with the Father. Through his obedience to the Father's will, he sanctifies you and holds you fast

The Good Shepherd

John 10:1-22

6/4/17

Description:The Good Shepherd laid down his life for his sheep so that they might receive an eternal and abundant life. The only way to access this life is through the door that is Jesus Christ.

I Saw the Light

John 9:6-41

5/28/17

Description:The testimony of the blind man is the believer's testimony: I once was blind, but now I see.

Sovereign in Sorrows

John 9:1-5

5/21/17

Description:The meaning of our suffering is not found in human causes, but in God's divine purposes.

Like Father Like Son

John 8:31-59

5/14/17

Description:In a heated discussion, Jesus makes the point that he reflects his Father and unfortunately, his opponents reflect their father as well.

Follow the Light

John 8:12-30

5/7/17

Description:Just like the light that led the Israelites in the wilderness, Jesus is a light to be followed.

Come and Drink

John 7:1-52

4/30/17

Description:Jesus is the source that abundantly satisfies your deepest thirst.

Something to Chew On (P. 2)

John 6:22-71

4/23/17

Description:At the synagogue in Capernaum, Jesus receives some confused questions, gives some straight answers, and delivers some hard sayings - all of which leads to a divided opinion.

The Triumph of the Servant

Isaiah 53:10-12

4/16/17

Description:How can the death of Jesus be considered a triumph? Because of what was achieved by his death: the Father is pleased, the Son is satisfied, and the many are graced.

The Submission of the Servant

Isaiah 53:7-9

4/9/17

Description:The suffering, death, and burial of the Servant - is it enough?

The Suffering of the Servant

Isaiah 53:4-6

4/2/17

Description:The Servant who became your substitute, paid your penalty, and atoned for your sins also provides you with Gospel motivation, helps you with Gospel proclamation, and inspires Gospel adoration.

The Rejection of the Servant

Isaiah 53:1-3

3/26/17

Description:Insignificant. Undesirable. Unbearable. It's why the Servant of the Lord is rejected - both then and now.

The Surprise of the Servant

Isaiah 52:13-15

3/19/17

Description:The Lord's Servant will accomplish a triumphant end through a surprisingly inglorious means.

An Indelicate Question

Selected Scriptures

3/12/17

Description:How can God remain God and humanity be anything other than damned? The introduction to a series on the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53.

Storms in the Life of a Disciple

John 6:16-21

3/5/17

Description:In this passage we learn that trials are God's will, that He uses them to protect us, that trials reveal our faith, and that trials reveal Jesus.

Something to Chew On (P. 1)

John 6:1-15

2/26/17

Description:Your nothing, plus Jesus, is everything you need.

The Case for Christ

John 5:16-47

2/19/17

Description:Jesus unequivocally claims to be equal with God - providing evidence, producing witnesses, and delivering a surprise indictment.

Do You Want to be Healed?

John 5:1-15

2/12/17

Description:The question Jesus asks of the man at the pool of Bethesda is the same question he asks each one of us.

New Belief

John 4:43-54

2/5/17

Description:It's not enough to believe in the works of Jesus or in the words of Jesus - though both of those are good. You must believe in the person of Jesus in order to receive eternal life.

A New Harvest

John 4:27-42

1/29/17

Description:To view the world with a harvest mentality means sharing the priority and urgency of Jesus in seeking and saving the lost.

New Worship

John 4:1-26

1/22/17

Description:In Jesus' encounter with the woman at the well, he points her to the Bible, God, and to himself as the necessary components for worshiping in spirit and truth.

A New Witness

John 3:22-36

1/15/17

Description:Why must Jesus fulfill and surpass the ministry and witness of John the Baptist?

A New Birth

John 3:1-21

1/1/17

Description:The new birth is an inward work of God accompanied by an outward response of saving belief.

The Son of Promise

Genesis 22:1-18

12/25/16

Description:The story of Abraham & Isaac is about much more than faith and obedience. It's a foreshadowing of God's greater plan to send a Substitute to save the world.

A New Temple

John 2:12-25

12/18/16

Description:The deity of Jesus is on full display as he comes to the temple for Passover.

In With the New

John 2:1-11

12/11/16

Description:Jesus is revealed as the Son of God in four markers of his first sign performed at the wedding in Cana.

Come and See

John 1:35-51

12/4/16

Description:Embedded in this story containing testimony and titles of Jesus, there is a model of how salvation works.

The Witness of John the Baptist

John 1:19-34

11/27/16

Description:John the Baptist encounters the religious leaders and then encounters Jesus.

The Ultimate Exposition of God (P. 2)

John 1:15-18

11/20/16

Description:Jesus is the one in whom God's grace is maximized and he is the one whom most clearly reveals God to us.

The Ultimate Exposition of God (P. 1)

John 1:14

11/13/16

Description:Jesus Christ is the fullest and clearest revelation and explanation of who God is.

The Great Divider

John 1:9-13

11/6/16

Description:Jesus Christ is the means of the greatest division in human history.

The Witness

John 1:6-8

10/30/16

Description:A God-ordained witness recognizes his role, focuses on Jesus Christ, and aims at conversion.

The Life-Giving Light

John 1:3-5

10/23/16

Description:Jesus is the Creator and Sustainer of all things who brings life to a dark world.

The Divine Word

John 1:1-2

10/16/16

Description:Jesus is the eternal Son of God, marked by an inconceivable quality, an incomparable relationship, and an unequaled essence.

The Task Rewarded

1 Peter 5:4

10/9/16

Description:Elders should be faithful to their calling, even suffering if need be, because of the promise of a future reward from the chief Shepherd.

The Task Defined (P. 3)

1 Peter 5:3

10/2/16

Description:Elders are to shepherd in the appropriate manner - in imitation of the love and humility of Jesus Christ for his flock.

The Task Defined (P. 2)

1 Peter 5:2

9/25/16

Description:Elders are to demonstrate their love for the flock as they fulfill their pastoral duties for the right reason and with the proper motive.