Ways to Worship

Some people think that singing is the only way to worship the Lord.  But in John 12, Martha, Lazarus, and Mary (adult siblings) invited Jesus to their home and demonstrated three different ways to worship Him.  They model for us the diverse ways that we can honor and thank the Lord for who He is […]

Raising Lazarus

In one of the most beloved stories in the Bible, Jesus shows compassion, tenderness, and emotion in response to a very sad and tragic event—the untimely death of a close, personal friend named Lazarus.   Although Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary, had asked Jesus to come quickly, Jesus delayed coming until Lazarus had died so […]

Jesus is God

There are a lot of views and opinions in the world about who Jesus is.  Many world religions say that He was a prophet, or a great teacher, or an enlightened man. But the best way we can understand the identity of Jesus is to examine His words and His works in the Bible—who He […]

Sight for the Blind

There are plenty of people who have physical sight but are spiritually blind. In other words, they can see things with the natural eye but they are blind to the things of God and who Jesus is. In today’s study from John 9, Jesus heals a man born blind who also later receives the miracle of spiritual […]

What is Truth?

What is TRUTH?  It is a question that Pontius Pilate asked Jesus before His crucifixion, and it is a question people are still asking today. There is great confusion in our world about truth. You will hear people say, “My truth vs. your truth” and “Truth is relative—it depends on the person and the situation,” […]

Amazing Grace

One of the most vivid and tender stories about God’s grace is found in John 8. A woman was caught in adultery and was brought to Jesus and publicly humiliated before a crowd. It was all a set-up in an attempt to test or trap Jesus. The religious leaders quoted the Old Testament law that […]

Patience

Waiting can be a challenge. We know God loves us, but do we trust His timing? James chapter 5 encourages us to be patient during times of uncertainty. When we remember that God is patient with us, we can grow in our patience and learn to wait well.

The Ministry of Truth

The Church in America has become weak, ineffective, cowardly and has strayed from preaching the full counsel of God to the ecclesia (aka church). The Church no longer holds the line of truth, not because the world took it, but because we gave it. To reclaim the ground of truth, we need to be holy grounded in […]

Living Water – The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity—one God who reveals Himself in three persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit. In John 7, Jesus introduces us to the Holy Spirit by referring to Him as “living water.” In today’s study Pastor Gary teaches about the person […]