Picture the Kingdom

Mark 4:26-34 Introduction I’m struck by what little attention Jesus gave to the topic of the church and how much […]

Do Not Lose Heart

2 Corinthians 4:13-5.1 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed therefore I spoke,” we also […]

Calling Out the Called

Isaiah 6:1-8 In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the […]

When the Holy Spirit is Present

Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from […]

Jesus’ Intercessory Prayer

John 17:6-19 I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and […]

The Abiding Life

John 15:9-17 Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep […]

Abide or Abandon the True Vine

John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, […]

The Good Shepherd

John 10:11-18 I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12 He who is a […]

Responding to the Resurrection

Luke 24:36b-48 He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened […]

Blessed Assurance

The human need for assurance that everything will be alright begins very early in life. In our transparency we must admit the desire for it never really passes. I remember that as dad lay on his death bed, what he wanted most was the reassurance of heaven and eternal life. From cradle to grave assurance is essential. That’s what this passage is about, blessed assurance.