Romans, Lesson 22: Life with Others, Both Christians and Non-Christians

In Chapter 12, Paul brought us to his great “therefore” in the book of Romans.  This “therefore” followed his presentation on God’s grace for our salvation, since all things are […]

Romans, Lesson 21: God’s Mercy and Grace Propels the Christian Life

With his use of an olive tree, Paul compared people to tree branches, using “cut off” to show that someone is removed from the tree (the Church) through unbelief.  Through […]

Romans, Lesson 15: Life in the Spirit Directs us to Our Redemption

Paul is now going full bore into what it means to be living life in the Spirit.  This life in the Spirit is the Christian reality because the Christian is […]

Titus, Lesson 5: What Now? The Implications of God’s Salvation for the Christian

Having told Titus what he was to teach (“speak”) to various groups in the congregation in Crete, Paul now moves into what God’s salvation means, not for some, but for […]

Your Future Reality Invades Your Darkness

Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 The name Malachi means “my messenger.” And it’s a fitting name, since that prophet so powerfully spoke about God’s coming messenger. That messenger would […]

Dealing with Our Culture’s Sexual Standards

This is our pastor’s article for our October, 2014 newsletter.   Dealing with Our Culture’s Sexual Standards By Pr. Rich Futrell An older person may feel out of step because […]

Hebrews 10:19-25: Spurring One Another On

God wants you to be calculated and deliberate.  He tells us: “consider how we may spur one another on to love and good works.”  That’s what the word “consider” means.  […]

How to Seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness: Matthew 6:24-34

If a father loves fishing, he teaches his son how to fish.  If a mother loves quilting, she teaches her daughter how to quilt.  What you love, you talk about […]

Epiphany 8: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

St. Isaiah foretold it.  St. Paul described it.  Jesus lived it.  But even more, Jesus is it!  I am speaking of Love.  So, what is love?  What is real love?  […]