Archive for December 2006

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE DECEMBER 2006

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" —which means, "God with us." Matthew 1:23   "God with us."

GALATIANS 2:1-10 PROTECTING THE LIFE-CHANGING MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL – FREEDOM IN CHRIST JESUS

After 14 years of preaching the gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone and planting many churches in the Galatia area, Paul went up to Jerusalem (because

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”

"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"  —which means, "God with us." Matthew 1:23 Dear Friends,                                                                       

GALATIANS 1:13- 24 – A GOSPEL-CHANGED LIFE

A GOSPEL-CHANGED LIFE   When people try to discredit the message of the gospel they try to discredit the message itself or the messengers. The Judaizers tried to discredit the

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? (18) SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17

abiding in the vine and bearing fruit TO THE GLORY OF HIS NAME – JOHN 15   Dear Friends,                              [Note: “A changed world only comes through changed

GALATIANS 1:1-24 – LIVING IN LINE WITH THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL

LIVING IN LINE WITH THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL   “Jesus gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age.” (Why did God do this?) “according

THE LIFE OF DAVID – A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART (19)

David said, “let him (god) do to me whatever seems good to him."  2 samuel 15:26; jesus said, nevertheless thy will be done.    “The sacrifices of God are a

THE LIFE OF DAVID – A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART (18)

Pleasing God is the ultimate pleasure.  david repents – Genuine repentance brings genuine life-change – psalm 51 Psalm 51-To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? (17) SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17

WORDS OF COMFORT AND ASSURANCE FROM JESUS AS HE PREPARES TO LEAVE HIS DISCIPLES – JOHN 14 Dear Friends,               The disciples were confused and discouraged as Jesus had

THE LIFE OF DAVID – A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART (17)

“Therefore, the sword will never depart from your house.”  count the COST before you SIN- 2 samuel 12; romans 6:23   Even before Nathan confronted David and spoke God’s words

THE LIFE OF DAVID – A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART (16)

“Then it happened – in the spring when kings go out to battle. but david stayed at jerusalem.” 2 samuel 11 The last time we looked at David he was

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? (16) SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17

Secure enough to serve  – humility, holiness and happiness –  john 13:1-17 Dear Friends,               We now move into the second major portion of John’s gospel. The first portion