Essentials of Christianity

Based upon the manifold grace of God given to us (the church) through Jesus Christ, we are called to conduct our lives (walk) “endeavoring to keep (guard) the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Our Lord Jesus Christ enables us through His gracious gifting to grow to maturity in this calling. Are… Read More ›

The Family Founded on the Father

We confess that we “believe in God the Father, Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.” Thus, all creation is identified as relating to the Heavenly Father. As part of His gift of creation, He has given us the blessings of earthly fathers. Do you know and appreciate the great gift that our Heavenly Father has… Read More ›

Captured By Grace

In God’s infinite wisdom, He intertwines the life and experiences of His messengers with the message that He has given to them to communicate. We find an example of this in the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul. The same is true today. God is molding and shaping us, His church, to be effective… Read More ›

Reconciled Together

“Reconciled to God.” What is more important? Nothing! Without God, all life is meaningless “Vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). All praise be to God, “who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to… Read More ›

We Are His Masterpiece

As you take in the expansive beauty of creation, you behold the magnificent wisdom and power of God, the master artist. From His painting with light and life, the marvelous interconnected workings of each living being, to the vast galaxies and the music of the spheres, God has revealed Himself in ways to overwhelming to… Read More ›

But God

So many try to escape the consequences of sin by attempting to live in the world of their own creation (fantasy or make believe). But God declares that such thinking and living is foolishness. For He said “The fool has said in his heart ‘No God.’ They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; There… Read More ›

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

According to the psalmist, sin which finds its starting point in the heart can be defined as thinking and acting as if God does not exist. Fortunately for us, God corrects this foolishness in time and especially in eternity. The question we face is whether we will learn it now or later. A sermon from… Read More ›

I am the Good Shepherd

Jesus Christ identified Himself with the lowly shepherds of Israel. In doing so, He revealed His care and involvement with His people (i.e. the sheep of His pasture). The sermon from John 10:1-18 (provided below) is intended to further expound the truth that Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd. Here are the three main points… Read More ›

You Are Never Alone

“You are never alone.” Although this is true of everyone because God is everywhere present, it is especially true for those who believe. Not only did Jesus promise to never leave us nor forsake us (Matt. 28:20) and further promised to send us the abiding Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17), but also those in Him are… Read More ›