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An Anxious Heart

In the message “Consistent Trust” we were encouraged to “trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5). We saw how a consistent trust ought to invade all areas of our life; we must be able to trust God for our eternity as well as our daily walk. A good measure of our trust […]

Consistent Trust

In the message “Eternal Healing” we saw that God’s plan will often allow trials for the purpose of bringing us to a greater understanding of His glory. God’s desire is for us to turn our eyes from the things we can see and begin to trust the things which are unseen; “for what is seen […]

Eternal Healing

In the message “Godly Compassion” we saw how Mary and Martha watched Lazarus become increasingly sick. They knew the healing power of Jesus and had sent for His help, but by the time Jesus arrived Lazarus had died. The sisters were filled with sorrow and cried out; “Lord, if You had been here, my brother […]

Godly Compassion

As we open our hearts to minister to those around us, we soon discover we live in an imperfect world full of sickness, heartache, and frustrations. Many of us (many more than we realize) are facing trials which are sometimes quite severe. When we are finally invited into someone’s private world and allowed to hear […]

Eternally Secure

In the last two messages we’ve considered how the gift of eternal life is given to “everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him” (John 6:40). But we also saw that belief is much more than a mere acknowledgement of existence; “Even the demons believe that – and shudder” (James 2:19). Eternal life […]

A Belief That Saves

In the message “The Father’s Will” we saw that not all who do great things for God will enter Heaven, but “only he who does the will of My Father” (Matthew 7:21). We further saw that the Father’s will is “that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life” […]

The Father’s Will

We often consider how God uses all kinds of circumstances to draw us close to His side. The purpose of being drawn close is ultimately to be transformed to the image of His Son and to have intimate fellowship with Him for all eternity. But initially, the purpose of being drawn near is so we […]

A Lifetime of Conviction

Daniel was one of the first captives taken by the Babylonians in 605 BC. Upon his arrival in Babylon, Daniel was selected to receive three years of specialized training (as well as special food and drink) to prepare him for service in the palace. This special treatment would have caused Daniel to violate the laws […]

Such a Time As This

When the Persians overthrew the Babylonians and allowed the people of Israel to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple (538 BC), not all the Israelites chose to leave their new home. A whole generation had been born and raised under Babylonian captivity and many had become content with their life. Therefore many Jewish communities […]

Right Where He Wants Us

Joseph was the second youngest son of Jacob and was greatly loved by his father. In fact, his brothers developed a jealous hatred for him because their father “loved Joseph more than any of his other sons” (Genesis 37:3). Their hatred for Joseph continued to grow until they “sold him for twenty shekels of silver […]

A Defeated Enemy

As we study God’s Word, we should be reminded of how fortunate we are to have so many stories and testimonies upon which to build our faith. This is particularly true of the multitude of Old Testament stories; “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance […]

Fight Bravely and Trust God

In the last two messages we’ve considered the protection available for our daily battles as we dress in the full armor of God. We also saw how getting properly dressed is actually a moment by moment process of coming into the presence of God and placing our life in His hands. It’s worth noting that […]