John 14:21. Jesus’ answer to the common question is simple: do you obey his commands?
Psalm 119:41-64. The Psalmist shows three sets of contrast that point believers to the importance of loving scripture for every part of their lives.
Romans 7:22-24 – Every Christian has a battle going on inside of them – the sinful nature remains. This truth is shocking yet also encouraging. Christ delivers us from this body of death!
Psalm 119:25-40 – Psalm 119 is a prayer, and as such it shows us how to think like a Christian. God’s way is best. Run in it!
James 1:25. The Word is God’s perfect law, gives freedom, requires action, and offers blessing.
Psalm 119:1-24. This intro to Psalm 119 gives us five early conclusions about the place of the Bible in the Christian life.
Colossians 1:1-6 – Paul thanks God for the Colossian church – their faith in Christ and their love for all God’s people. As we look back on 2017, we see, by God’s grace, both of these characteristics in the life of our church. It’s ‘annual report’ time!
Mark 9:14-29. The demon possessed boy’s need for healing provides the opportunity for his father to learn several important lessons about who Jesus is and what is required of faith.
Mark 3:1-6. Jesus’ healing of the man with the withered hand shows the stubborness of men and the glory of Christ.
Luke 2:13-14 – Few songs are more famous at Christmas time, and for good reason. It’s in these words of the angels’ song that we get the whole meaning of Christmas.
Luke 2:22-32 – Simeon’s the forgotten nativity character, but his words capture the heart of Christmas: God’s promises have been kept, salvation has come to God’s people, a light has dawned.
Luke 1:46-55. Mary’s song shows us that the Lord has done great things, the Lord has shown mercy, and the Lord has kept his promises.
Matthew 1:18-25. Christmas is all about these three words: God with us.
2 Chron 19 – God is just and this impacts everything, but especially our salvation in Christ and the resultant way we live our lives.
Acts 20:28-31 – Why should we bring our practice as a church in line with Scripture? Because the church is worth it and because the church is constantly under threat.
2 Kings 2:1-25. The end of Elijah’s story reminds the church of God’s power and expectation for his people today.
1 Timothy 3:8-13. Paul lays out the qualifications for those who will serve the local church as deacons.
Psalm 92:12-15 – How are Christians different from the rest of the world? It’s about who they’re rooted in. James shows us from Psalm 92 what true living is like.
Acts 6:1-7 – The church has a problem. How to meet practical needs and not neglect the ministry of the word and prayer? The answer: deacons.
2 Kings 1:1-18 – Are we ‘ok’ with a God who judges sinners? It’s a tough question – thank God for His mercy.