• Context is Everything: Psalm 37:4

    “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” It is easy to take this verse and conclude that God […]
  • Context is Everything: Jeremiah 29:11

    It’s always encouraging to read that God knows the plans He has for us and how those plans are for our best, but this week we […]
  • Context is Everything: Matthew 7:1

    “Judge not lest ye be judged.” One of the most misquoted verses in the Bible. Does judging mean that we can’t express our preferences, have courtrooms […]
  • Context is Everything: Introduction

    A seminary professor once taught our class the most important rules of biblical interpretation: “When interpreting the Bible, remember that it was written a long time […]
  • Micah 6:8 | Walk Humbly

    In the final installment of our short series, we looked at what it means to walk humbly with God. First, we discussed men from Scripture who […]
  • Micah 6:8 | Love Mercy

    Today we talked about what it means to “love mercy.” To be merciful means to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and try to see things […]
  • Micah 6:8 | Act Justly

    In Micah 6, we read a form of biblical literature known as a Divine Covenant Lawsuit. God is the plaintiff, His people are the defendants, and […]
  • Easter 2019

    In the final moments of his life, a thief made his last request, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Broken, bruised and bleeding, […]
  • Palm Sunday: Ho-Hum or Hosanna

    Palm Sunday 33 AD… a day filled with conflicting emotions. Celebration marked the day as people lined the road going from the Mount of Olives to […]
  • Bound for Joy: Provision

    Paul’s final message to the Philippians was to thank them for their gracious and joyful financial support. On Sunday we recognized the generosity of our church […]
  • Bound for Joy: Infighting

    On Sunday we discussed infighting, quarreling, and conflict in the church. Surprisingly, the New Testament includes many examples. What can we learn from how church members […]
  • Bound for Joy: Accountant, Athlete, Alien

    In Philippians 3, Paul writes like an accountant, an athlete, and an alien. As an accountant, he communicates that his religious “profits” are actually losses compared […]
  • Bound for Joy: Friendship

    Philippians 2:19-30 Very different than the rest of this letter, Paul talks about his travel plans and especially his relationship with two close friends: Timothy and […]