'For Refreshing'

July 14, 2019

Sunday 14, July 2019 - In Ephesians 2:14-22, the Apostle Paul uses every word possible to communicate God’s desire to see his Church united. There is no room in the Kingdom of God for division...no room for anger, worry, doubt, or fear, and no room for compet…READ MORE»

July 7, 2019

Sunday 7, July 2019 - I love the way the Apostle Paul overemphasizes the phrases “dead in sin” and “grace through Christ” in Ephesians 2. Did you know that in the Old Testament individuals found grace?  The root of this word in Hebrew is to…READ MORE»

June 30, 2019

Sunday 30, June 2019 - The Apostle Paul's letter to the Ephesian church is filled with encouragement. You can hear the gratitude and enthusiasm in his words for these new believers. In Ephesians 1:15-23, he expresses his fervent desire for them, rejoicing in t…READ MORE»

June 23, 2019

Sunday 23, June 2019 - The book of Ephesians is all about unity. The Apostle Paul spent a good deal of his ministry with Gentile churches. The fact that Gentiles were being saved and embracing Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, was difficult for the Jews to accept.&nb…READ MORE»

June 16, 2019

Sunday 16, June 2019 - The fifth commandment given to us in Exodus 20 is to honor our father and mother. Jesus repeated this commandment in his teachings, which are recorded in Matthew 19, Mark 10, and Luke 18. So what does it mean to honor? The word …READ MORE»

June 9, 2019

Sunday 9, June 2019 - Speaking of the coming of the Messiah, Isaiah prophesied about the condition of the world before the event was to happen: “See darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the people.” Sound familiar? It's easy t…READ MORE»

June 2, 2019

Sunday 2, June 2019 - What do we do when we are hedged in or imprisoned by circumstances that we cannot change or control? Three accounts in Scripture immediately come to mind. First, there was Joseph. He was falsely imprisoned for years after living an honorable…READ MORE»

May 19, 2019

Sunday 19, May 2019 - One of the functions of the Holy Spirit is that of a REVEALER! Our Father God passionately desires for us to know him. How is this possible? Through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, the Apostle Paul…READ MORE»

May 12, 2019

Sunday 12, May 2019 - We've all heard it said that a mother’s job is the hardest vocation there is, and that a mother’s work is never done. And this is very true! But in spite of all the work and toil involved with mothering, it has also been said that a mo…READ MORE»

May 5, 2019

Sunday 5, May 2019 - In 1 Corinthians 14 the Apostle Paul goes into great detail explaining to the church the benefits of praying in tongues. In Romans 8, Paul calls this “praying in the Spirit”. This helps us when we don't know how to pray, what to s…READ MORE»

April 28, 2019

Sunday 28, April 2019 - The Tabernacle of Moses in the wilderness was a picture of our spiritual journey. It began with the brazen altar where animals were sacrificed and their blood split as an atonement for the sins of the people. Then came the laver where th…READ MORE»

April 21, 2019

Sunday 21, April 2019 - The Holy Spirit could not come without the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. Jesus told his disciples in John 16:7, “It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the comforter - the Holy Spirit - wi…READ MORE»