Israel: Past, Present, and Future

Are the Jewish people God’s “chosen people”? And if so, why have most Jews not accepted Jesus as Messiah? Has the Church “replaced” Israel in terms of promises God made to her that now belong to the Church? Pastor Gary answers these and other questions in today’s study from Romans 9-11. In these three chapters, […]

All Things Work Together for Good

When life is good, it’s easy to quote Romans 8:28 that “all things work together for good.” But when life is not so good, is this verse still true? Are other verses in the Bible still true when our life circumstances do not fit with the promises of the Bible? The answer is YES. It’s […]

He Came, He Saw, & He Found

Encountering Jesus changes lives from the inside out. He calls anyone to follow him, but it doesn’t come without sacrifice.  He came to us, He sees us, and we are found by Him.  Will you follow?

How to Fall In Love With God Again

Did you ever try running away from home as a kid hoping your parents would beg you to come back home? In Revelation 2, Jesus calls the Ephesian church to “Come back home!” Why? What were they doing wrong? Jesus commends them for all the things they’re doing well, but He says there is one […]

Winning the War Within

For the Christian there is a battle within—a battle between our spirit that wants to please the Lord, and our flesh that wants to please self. In Romans 8, Paul gives us three encouraging ways that the Holy Spirit helps us to fight the battle of the flesh and spirit: He empowers us, adopts us, […]

No Condemnation, No Separation

In Romans 8, Paul opens and closes the chapter with two important exhortations: (1) There is no condemnation and (2) There is no separation from the love of God for those who are in Christ Jesus. Too many Christians still walk around under the heavy weight of condemnation, shame, and guilt. In addition, some Christians […]

Spontaneous Grace

In Luke 19, Jesus sent two of His disciples to retrieve the young donkey on which He would ride for His triumphal entry into Jerusalem preceding His crucifixion. When the owners inquired as to why the disciples were taking their donkey, the disciples were to respond, “Because the Lord has need of it.” The owners […]