- Embracing God By Declaring our Love for the Lord
Date: Sep 4, 2011 | Passage: Psalm 18:1
Series: The Life of David in The Psalms
David's whole testimony declared that it doesn't take perfection to please God. But to please God we do have to experience God’s grace - and David's entire life was covered with grace. For he was imperfect; sometimes David flat out failed the Lord while at other times he was fearful, depressed, or troubled. But God always looked upon him not as he was, but as he would be. The Lord saw his heart, knew his deepest desire, and forgave all the rest.
Our Risen Savior
- When Jesus Seems Distant - Look for the Risen One
Date: Mar 23, 2008 | Passage: John 20:1-18
Do you sometimes feel distant from the Lord? As we go through all the struggles of life, most of us seem to arrive at those distant times, far from the quietness of the garden on Resurrection morning. Today, many of us are so often like Mary heading to the Tomb on Resurrection Sunday. Mary needed to spend some time with Jesus. She had so many questions about life, the future, and what exactly she was to do for God. She also came in sorrow and confusion—thinking that now He was gone. Jesus seemed so distant to her after the crucifixion.
- The Resurrection Message Jesus Gave By His Seven Words from the Cross
Date: Apr 24, 2011 | Passage: Luke 24:33-45
From the dying lips of Jesus, from His raging-thirst-dried-mouth, in the midst of excruciating pain, even though being crushed by the horrors of sin and death and the pains of hell—Jesus carefully and clearly speaks. If we will listen, Jesus is speaking to each of us today from His Crucifixion. From Resurrection morning and onward, Jesus taught His disciples in the reality of what God accomplished through Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Those disciples needed help to fully understand all that had taken place—and so do we.