Sunday, January 11, 2009
Have you ever heard the expression"You are either in a trial, leaving a trial,or entering a trial?" There is a lot of truth to it but in reality it seems that you are always in a trial to some degree. Why? God has created a world full of trials-they are inescapable. However, he has a reason for them which the book of James reveals.
Sunday, January 04, 2009
In the first part, we concluded by looking at Psalm 110 where David revealed his awareness of one greater than himself whom he called Lord. In the second part, we explore the divine identity and activity of the future Davidic king. Also, we see how Jesus demonstrated that he was the long awaited king.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Many of our Christmas carols herald the birth of a king. But how exactly is Jesus a King, even the the King of Kings? The Old Testament predicted that the royal line would come from the tribe of Judah. Also, God promised King David a descendant who would reign forever (2 Samuel 7:13. Interestingly, David also reveals that he knew of a mighty ruler greater than himself. How can this be?
Sunday, December 21, 2008
No telling of Christmas is complete without the visit of the Magi(wise Men). Who were these mysterious figures from the East and how did they connect a star with Jesus? Today we join the caravan to Bethlehem in this fascinating story.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Jesus as our High Priest is one of his least understood roles. This is unfortunate because it is both theologically rich and practically significant. Jesus' priesthood is superior to the priesthood of Aaron because of its purtiy, permanence, and propitiatory power. Presently, as our High Priest, Jesus is blessing and interceding for all believers. We briefly looked at scripture's teaching about the priesthood of believers.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
God designed the priesthood to be an essential part of the Old Covenent. They served an invaluable role as mediators and representatives between God and his people. Interestingly, the Old Testament (Psalm 110:4) speaks of a future priest who will serve forever. In Matt 21, we also looked at Jesus teaching that the Old Testament sacrificial system - temple, priesthood, and sacrifices - will be abolished.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
What are you living for? A Pastoral plea to a faithful commitment to a life of holiness in Christ.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Jesus was regarded by his disciples and crowds as a prophet. Interestingly, Jesus would agree with that assessment but never explicitly says so. Why? Also, we explore how Jesus was understood to be both the coming Mosaic Prophet and one greater than that.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Today we explore the Old Testament teaching concerning Jesus as a Prophet. In our study, we examine the defining characteristics of Old Testament prophets. Also, we look at the greatest Old Testament prophet - Moses- and how a future prophet is predicted who is like Moses.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
The Bible records God's plan of redemption for humanity. At the very center of this plan stands a deliverer-Jesus Christ who is promised and foreshadowed in the Old Testament. Today we will explore Genesis 3:14-15. This passage, written thousands of years before the time of Christ, predicts a male deliverer who will defeat the serpent which Scripture identifies as Satan.