Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Duration: 44 mins 45 secs
We all have knowledge. Boatloads. At our fingertips. But disparate facts and unlimited access to information does not make us wise. Wisdom, in its biblical sense, is knowledge that works and aligns with God's will. God, the All-wise One, is its source. And he gives of it generously, if we would just learn to slow down and heed Him.
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
Duration: 42 mins 44 secs
The apostle Paul knew something of God's compassion. It shaped his past, empowered his present ministry, and reached all people. When he describes God's compassion (i.e., mercy, kindness) to Paul, he assumes Timothy, too, will take it and pay it forward. And so should we.
Sun, Jul 01, 2018
Duration: 41 mins 56 secs
As children we learn to sing "Our God is so big. Our God is so mighty. There's nothing our God cannot do." Then we grow up and face suffering. Suddenly God seems small, impotent, uncaring. The story of Job reminds us of how big God is even in the face of our suffering.
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Our struggles reveal our need for salvation. In some form or another, we all want freedom, release, salvation. While we cannot secure it for ourselves, we can turn to God, our Redeemer. The exodus story not only shows his redeeming power but establishes his people as his prized possession
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Duration: 43 mins 25 secs
God is our Father. Jesus knew Him intimately and eternally as such. Thus we allow him to define the terms of fatherhood. While this is hard for those who have distant, abusive, or deceased fathers, we cannot avoid the metaphor. And when we understand all that is wrapped into the fatherhood of God, we cannot help but feel cared for by Him.