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We are looking at four people in the life of Jesus Christ that are together with Him on a particular day in His ministry. All four of these people would have confessed to be friends of Jesus. They present to us some lessons that will do us well to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
It is important to preach and teach on faith. We talk about having faith, about living by faith, even about giving by faith. What does that mean? Do we understand what faith is? It is a lot easier to sermonize on faith than it is to live by faith.
Jesus Christ is the “Author and Finisher” of our faith. “Author” describes one who starts something. One who causes something to begin. “Finisher” is the flip side of that and refers to someone who brings...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
God cares about the heart of a man. God is looking for people who share His heart. DO WE HAVE A HEART FOR GOD? Do you have a heart for God? Many want to claim God with their mouth. They even enjoy gathering into places where they can praise God...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
You may feel uncomfortable calling the Lord Jesus Christ your brother. I can certainly understand and agree that we must never make light of who Jesus Christ is, HE IS the Son of God. But this designation as our GLORIOUS ELDER BROTHER describes...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Today we give attention to “The Lord our shepherd.” When you see the word “LORD” in the Old Testament it is God’s Name, “Jehovah,” derived from the Hebrew Word, “HAVAH” meaning “to...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
There are several more things that we need to see about the shepherd and his relationship to his sheep. We need to continually remember that we are using the ancient shepherd of the Holy Land to symbolize our wonderful Lord and Shepherd, Jesus...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
We have seen that sheep cannot take care of themselves. Sheep require more personal attention than any other class of livestock. The shepherd knew where the best pasture lands were and he led his sheep there. He knew where the good water was and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
As we look at this passage from the Old Testament prophets, we must be very clear that we are not confusing Israel and the local church. The church is not Israel and Israel is not the church. Both the civil and spiritual leaders of Israel were set...[ abbreviated | read entire ]