Revelation 1:4-5 (for Easter)

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn... Read More »

Revelation 20:6; Acts 4:33 (for Easter)

Leader: Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign... Read More »

JESUS AND THE BARN BUILDER

Text: Luke 12:13-34 Introduction: Jesus loved to tell stories and a lot of them were about money. Thirteen of the 34 parables Jesus taught had to do with money. In the Luke 16... Read More »
Putting the Body in Perspective

Putting the Body in Perspective

The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body . . . Therefore honor God with your body. —1 Corinthians 6:13, 20 In Paul’s day... Read More »

Resurrection (Easter Sunday)

Great was the joy of Israel’s sons when Egypt died upon the shore, Far greater the joy when the redeemer’s foe lay crushed in the dust. Jesus strides forth as the... Read More »

1 Peter 3:18 (for Good Friday)

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. 1 Peter 3:18... Read More »

Isaiah 53:5, 6 (for Good Friday)

Leader: He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are... Read More »
Abiding in Christ

Abiding in Christ

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. —John 15:5 There’s an old vineyard in a... Read More »

Isaiah 53:3 (Good Friday)

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. ~Isaiah 53:3... Read More »
“Making Changes in the Established Church” (Part Six)

“Making Changes in the Established Church” (Part Six)

We close this week’s discussion by considering the kinds of changes churches face—and thinking through their value. Changes to Be Made I often give this list out and urge... Read More »