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What Are Kids Seeing When They See The Bible?

We all used to be children at some point. Some of us grew up in homes where we learned about the Bible on a regular basis whether it was taught through our parents reading Bible stories to us or through Sunday School, Vacation Bible School or other means at church. However, many of us can also say that we did not have a strong foundation in the Scriptures growing up.…

Tuning into God’s Word

Once upon a time in 1992… It was a cool morning in September. My mom made French toast, one of my favorite things for breakfast to which I scarfed down with glee. As I put my plate in the sink, the aroma of maple syrup and bread continued to linger in the kitchen to which I went upstairs and got dressed and brushed my teeth. When I went back downstairs, she placed a…

1 Peter 1:3-5

Why do we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus? Scripture provides us numerous answers. We will zero in on three this Easter Sunday. Jesus was raised from the dead: 1) To forgive our sins (1Corinthians 15:17; Acts 13:37-38); 2) To give us living hope (1Peter 1:3-5) and; 3) To receive our worship (Matthew 28;9; 16-17). I encourage you to prayerfully read and think through…

John 6:16-21

Agree or disagree? Obeying Jesus can get you into trouble. Jesus accepts the faith of disciples who are spiritually weak and fearful Jesus is never absent during life’s storms but he may delay his mighty actions. This Sunday, the Lord willing, we will think through the miracle of Jesus walking on the water to rescue his disciples caught in a storm at sea. We will…

John 6: 1-15

The passage for this Sunday is John 6:1-15. I hope providing the passage for Sunday’s sermon each Friday is helpful for you. Remember my purpose is two-fold. First, knowing the passage gives you the opportunity to meditate on it to the point of expectation of what will be preached. Sometimes the Holy Spirit will take your thoughts in a direction different from the…

John 5:1-15

The purpose of John’s gospel, as I’ve said numerous times in the pulpit, has to do with faith. In chapter 20 verses 30-31, after talking about the signs (miracles Jesus performed), John tells us he wants us to believe that that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He writes to bring us to faith, to create faith in us. Once we come to faith, he longs for our…

John 4:46-54

Faith means taking Jesus at His word. The story of Jesus healing the noble man’s son underscores this truth for us. Such faith has the ability to impact our entire family if we will talk about Jesus. Please read John 4:46-54 in preparation for Sunday. Ask the Lord to increase our faith in His word and especially his promises.

John 2:1-12

This week we begin a new series within the Gospel of John Project, called “Signs of the Savior.” This is a series about the miracles of Jesus. Perhaps you have thought about the various reasons that Jesus did the things He did. In our world today, no less than in Jesus’ time, people long for signs and miracles. Like many hungers of the soul, this longing in the end should…

John 1:29-34

In John’s gospel, we are told to “behold the Lamb of God.” We are promised in Revelation that someday we will sing “worthy is the Lamb.” Jesus, the eternal Word made flesh, is the Lamb of God also. His death on the cross secures our eternal redemption. If you ask Isaiah’s question, “Where is the Lamb?,” the answer is…