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Acts: Every One A Missionary

Acts: Every One A Missionary

Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be.
— John Ortberg
 
Teach us, O Lord, the ...
April 19, 2015
Crossland, Bob
39:19
Acts: Riding The Waves

Acts: Riding The Waves

The chapter opens with James dead, Peter in prison and Herod triumphing; it closes with Herod dead, Peter free, and the word of God triumphing. Such is the power of God to overthrow hostile human ...
April 12, 2015
Crossland, Bob
36:31
Easter: Breakfast with Jesus

Easter: Breakfast with Jesus

If your fundamental is a man dying on the cross for his enemies, if the very heart of your self-image and your religion is a man praying for his enemies as he died for them, sacrificing for them, ...
April 5, 2015
Crossland, Bob
39:16
Good Friday: Christ's Agony

Good Friday: Christ's Agony

April 3, 2015
Kim, Iron
21:14

Palm Sunday: When The King Comes Marching In

Reflection 
The week begins in triumph and seems to end in tragedy with Jesus on a Roman cross. The week begins with accolades but ends with accusations. It begins with praise and ends with p ...
March 29, 2015
Jones, David
28:16
Acts: The First "Christians"

Acts: The First "Christians"

Reflection 
The gospel is like a wildfire—stamp upon it in one place, it will ignite in another.
—William Willimon
The book of Acts portrays a movement that is turning people in large numbers ...
March 22, 2015
Jones, David
36:09
Acts: Dirty Jobs

Acts: Dirty Jobs

When Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the temple was ripped through, showing that the need for the entire sacrificial system with all its clean laws had been done away with. Jesus is the u ...
March 15, 2015
Jones, David
34:16
Acts: The Gospel For The Virtuous

Acts: The Gospel For The Virtuous

In race Saul was a Jew, Cornelius a Gentile; in culture Saul was a scholar, Cornelius a soldier; in religion Saul was a bigot, Cornelius a seeker. Yet both were converted by the gracious initiative ...
March 8, 2015
Jones, David
40:51
Acts: Paul's Transformation

Acts: Paul's Transformation

Reflection
God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than of any other slackers. If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you are embarking on something which is going to take the ...
March 1, 2015
Kim, Iron
31:11
Acts: Good News For Everyone

Acts: Good News For Everyone

Reflection
The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” But Jesus said to them, “Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom ...
February 22, 2015
Crossland, Bob
35:38

Ash Wednesday 2015

February 18, 2015
Jones, David
15:51
Acts: Faith vs. Magic

Acts: Faith vs. Magic

Reflection — Transfiguration Sunday
As we saw earlier, the Samaritan schism had lasted for centuries. But now the Samaritans were being evangelized, and were responding to the gospel. It was a ...
February 15, 2015
Crossland, Bob
39:44
Acts: The Consolations Of Suffering

Acts: The Consolations Of Suffering

Reflection
The point of being a ‘martyr’, then, a ‘witness’, is not just that giving one’s life to death provides striking confirmation of one’s faith (when facing death, what’s the point in being a ...
February 8, 2015
Crossland, Bob
34:44

Jesus Responds To Bad News

Reflection — Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany
Repentance always brings a man to this point: I have sinned. The surest sign that God is at work is when a man says that and means it. The entrance t ...
February 1, 2015
Kim, Iron
33:57

The Christian Guide To Investing

19:11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. 12 He said therefore, ...
January 25, 2015
Wood, Britton
29:25

The Kingdom of God

Jesus talks about the kingdom all the time, every day, almost every hour. When he talks about it, it skips from analogy to analogy. He does not say what it is, only what it is like. . . . The ...
January 18, 2015
Jones, David
36:17
Acts: God In A Box

Acts: God In A Box

The connecting feature of these four epochs [from Acts 7:1-47] is that in none of them was God’s presence limited to any particular place. On the contrary, the God of the Old Testament was the l ...
January 11, 2015
Crossland, Bob
31:59

Christmas: Responding to the Newborn King

Reflection | Second Sunday after Christmas Day
Although the scribes could explain where the Messiah should be born, they remained quite unperturbed in Jerusalem. They did not accompany the Wise Men ...
January 4, 2015
Kim, Iron
39:59

Christmas: He Will Console

Reflection
Who among us will celebrate Christmas right? Those who finally lay down all their power, honor, and prestige, all their vanity, pride, and self-will at the manger, those who stand by the ...
December 28, 2014
Kim, Iron
32:50

Christmas Eve: He Will Crush The Darkness

December 24, 2014
Crossland, Bob
21:03

Advent: He Will Draw Near

Reflection
How can God stoop lower than to come and dwell with a poor humble soul? Which is more than if he had said, such a one should dwell with him; for a beggar to live at court is not so much ...
December 21, 2014
Jones, David
30:00

Advent: He Will Make It Right

Reflection
As the great writing prophets of the Bible knew, sin has a thousand faces. . . . These prophets kept dreaming of a time when God would put things right again. They dreamed of a new age i ...
December 14, 2014
Jones, David
27:47
Acts: Growing Pains

Acts: Growing Pains

Reflection
Any person can stand outside the church and critique its obedience to the gospel. Part of God’s call on a Christian’s life is to walk inside and die to self by relating to other human ...
December 7, 2014
Jones, David
37:31
Acts: Is It Of God?

Acts: Is It Of God?

First Sunday of Advent
Advent is a word that means “coming” or “arrival.” It is a four-week period in which the church remembers the promises of Jesus’ first coming as our Savior, and looks forward ...
November 30, 2014
Crossland, Bob
43:24
Psalms: To Soften A Heart

Psalms: To Soften A Heart

Reflection — To Soften A Heart
There can be no rest to an unbelieving heart. If manna and miracles could not satisfy Israel, neither would they have been content with the land which flowed with m ...
November 23, 2014
Crossland, Bob
33:35
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