Luke 17:1-10, Acts 2:42-47: Faith

What is faith?  What is its source?  How does faith become yours?  Do you create it within yourself, or does someone give it to you? How we answer changes the […]

Romans: Lesson 7: God’s Righteousness for Us

In Romans 3:1, Paul started focusing on the Jewish Christians’ sin of insisting on circumcision when Christ fulfilled it on the cross, then instituting His baptism.  The Jewish Christians’ insistence […]

John 3:5, 16: Donna Defferding’s Funeral Sermon

We face death as we face life—with our eyes fixed on Jesus.  We cling to the promises of His Word, which, when facing death, seem even more incredible and powerful.  […]

Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-6: Faith Receives What God Wants to Give

To plant a seed, you make a small hole in the ground, put the seed in it, and cover it with soil. But then you have to wait until the […]

Matthew 9:18-26: Your faith has made you well

Look at what happens when Jesus speaks! Jesus spoke, and a sick woman then had the confidence to touch the hem of His garment. Jesus spoke, and a desperate father […]

Matthew 15:21-28: Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table

Did you ever feel that God has ignored your prayers, not by answering “no,” but by taking no notice of them?  If so, then today’s Gospel is for you.  Have […]

Thanksgiving Sermon: What Faith Is and What Faith Does

Our Old Testament reading had with these words: “Keep the commands of the Lord your God by walking in His ways and fearing Him.” So, how’s that going for you? […]

The Difference Between Infant and Adult Faith

What is faith? It’s important to understand what faith is–and what faith isn’t. If we don’t know what faith is, then we can misunderstand who may or may not have […]

Acts, Lesson 14: Paul’s First Missionary Journey, Pt. 1

Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch after they had delivered aid for the mother Church at Jerusalem. At Antioch, we find out what the Lord has planned for Saul and […]

Philippians, Lesson 3: Jesus’ Humiliation and Exaltation

Paul and Timothy ended chapter 1 with words about, not only believing in Christ, but also suffering because of Him.  That was what living as a citizen of the Gospel […]