READ AGAIN GALATIANS 3:1-5

HOW PERSONAL IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD? PAUL’S APPEAL TO OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF GOD AT CONVERSION AND THEREAFTER TO KEEP WALKING IN THE SPIRIT   Before we move on to Paul’s brilliant theological vindication of the gospel (3:6-4:31) … Continue reading

GALATIANS 3:1-5

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH AND SANCTIFICATION (SPIRITUAL GROWTH) BY FAITH – GALATIANS 3:1-5   In chapters 1 and 2 of Galatians Paul gives a personal defense of the gospel and in 3 and 4 he gives a theological defense of the … Continue reading

GALATIANS 2:11-21

 “acting in line with the truth of the gospel”  – CHRISTIANS NEED THE GOSPEL TOO   The very unity of the church through faith in Christ alone for salvation which Paul went to Jerusalem to confirm (2:1-10) and Peter, James … Continue reading

WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? – #19

SEE MATTHEW 16:13-17 more about the holy spirit; god, the divine alchemist – he turns pain and sorrow into joy- john 15:26-27; 16 Dear Friends,    Who do you say Jesus is? This is truly the most important question we … Continue reading

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."   Each Christmas, we celebrate the amazing coming of God … Continue reading

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 God directed him –v. 2) to confirm with the church … Continue reading

“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,                                                                        Each Christmas, we celebrate the amazing coming of God Incarnate … Continue reading

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 gospel by adding Jewish ceremonial laws (last week’s lesson) and … Continue reading

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 people and this takes in-depth time with each person.” (Robert … Continue reading

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 to the will of our God and Father”- (because He … Continue reading

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 broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart— These, O … Continue reading

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 went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. … Continue reading

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 told them many times He was going to leave them … Continue reading

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 of severe chastisement for his sins, David was a miserable … Continue reading

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 at the pinnacle of his life as a powerful and … Continue reading

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 was the book of signs or miracles seen in chapters … Continue reading

WILL THE REAL GOD PLEASE STAND UP? RIGHTLY RESPONDING TO GOD AS HE IS

I.) Know the Master – Intimacy with the Lord. "For God soooooo loved the world, you and I included, that he GAVE EVERYTHING to have us. If God wants us so much that He would ask His Son to leave … Continue reading

WILL THE REAL GOD PLEASE STAND UP?
Rightly Responding to God as He Is

Dear Friends, I am on the last day of my sabbatical and I would like to share with you some of the fruit from my extended time alone with the Lord. The Lord refreshed my vision for His call on … Continue reading

LIFE OF DAVID – A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART – (15)

“So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.” (2 Sam. 8:15) The Lord gave David victory over all of his enemies (v. 6, 14) and David always gave God all the glory … Continue reading