The Shepherds’ Joy in Bethlehem

  The Shepherds’ Joy in Bethlehem   Who has believed our true report? The Lord alone can tell But Doctor Luke wrote down our words About “Immanuel.” Out in the dark, we watched our sheep (for wolves are sure to lurk when ewes are giving birth alone) So shepherds watch and work   Then late […]

A Son Is Given

“A Son Is Given” Isaiah 9:6 As we approach the Christmas holidays, I would like to invite you to use this message as part of a “Christmas present.” By that I mean learning what Christmas means to us at present. Picture it this way: God’s glorious Gift has been wrapped up with a number of […]

How Can Your Life Have Real Meaning?

What is the meaning of life? Why is there so much talk about excellence but such a feeling of emptiness? The empty victory of endless vanity plagues our society. What is life really all about? To really understand this question, you have to come to the greatest intersection in life. What is it? It is […]

What Is Our Mission?

In separate conversations recently, two people from our congregation have said the same thing to me. They were describing conversations that they were having with people who did not know the Lord. They both made the same comment: “I was sharing the Gospel with them, before I even realized it!” They were both stunned at […]

What If The Lord Told You Not To Pray?

  The Test for a Prayer Warrior How would you respond if God told you to leave Him alone and stop praying? Seriously, if you knew that the Lord had said this, would you do it? Your first thought might be, “but I need His blessing, so I will keep praying.” So, let’s pose the […]

God’s Answer May Be Different

When you are suffering, is it wrong to ask for a little relief? Consider these words, written by the Apostle Paul: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should […]

Failures Aren’t Finished

If the life of the Apostle Peter teaches us anything, it teaches us that “failures aren’t finished.” In this series of radio broadcasts, we carefully consider Peter’s impulsive choices — his “rooster like behavior” — to see ourselves more clearly. Join us as we learn about the apostle who humbly submitted to Christ and who […]