May 14, 2018
Gospel Mystery and the Church’s Revelation
In Ephesians 3, Paul explains that mystery that was given to the prophets in the Old Testament had been revealed. The truth that the Gentiles were now included in the family of Jesus Christ through His gospel was this "mystery" that Paul referred to. The mystery is revealed by God to everyone, and the Church is responsible to share the Good News of Jesus to the world.
Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13
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  • May 14, 2018Gospel Mystery and the Church’s Revelation
    May 14, 2018
    Gospel Mystery and the Church’s Revelation
    In Ephesians 3, Paul explains that mystery that was given to the prophets in the Old Testament had been revealed. The truth that the Gentiles were now included in the family of Jesus Christ through His gospel was this "mystery" that Paul referred to. The mystery is revealed by God to everyone, and the Church is responsible to share the Good News of Jesus to the world.
    Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13
  • Apr 29, 2018Grace Through The Father’s Eyes
    Apr 29, 2018
    Grace Through The Father’s Eyes
    Series: FOUND
    As Jesus shared the story of a man with two sons, He explained how the younger son got his inheritance from his father and proceeded to spent it on extravagant and sinful living. When the younger son reached the lowest point in his life, he realized that he needed to return to his father's house. However, when the son was still far away, the father ran to him and poured out his love and grace onto his son. From this passage, we see a small picture of the grace and love that God has shown us. May we be humbled that when we were unclean because of our sin, God was willing to give to us the righteousness of Christ, and may we share that Good News with others.
    Scripture: Luke 15:11-24
  • Apr 15, 2018The Relentless Pursuit
    Apr 15, 2018
    The Relentless Pursuit
    Series: FOUND
    In the second part of Jesus' parable in Luke 15, we see that God's relentless pursuit of the lost is driven by His desire to display His glory through Jesus Christ. By observing how passionately the woman searched for her coin, we can see how the value of something dictates the effort of the pursuit. Our worth and value can be seen in all that Jesus did on the cross to redeem us. Through His Holy Spirit, God pursues after lost souls and will do whatever it takes to find them. We must have that same passion to seek the lost around us.
    Scripture: Luke 15:8-10
  • Apr 8, 2018The Good Shepherd
    Apr 8, 2018
    The Good Shepherd
    Series: FOUND
    In Luke 15:1-7, Jesus shared a parable about a man who searched for and rescued his lost sheep. This first part of the larger parable explained how God relentlessly pursues the lost, through Jesus, for the glory of His name. We also see that the grace of Jesus meets us where we are. As we tune our hears to hear God’s voice, surrender to Him, and rest in Him, we will become overwhelmed by His presence. May the acts of God’s love point us the greatness of God and His glory, and may we see Jesus as the Good Shepherd.
    Scripture: Luke 15:1-7
  • Mar 26, 2018Who Is My Neighbor Pt.2
    Mar 26, 2018
    Who Is My Neighbor Pt.2
    The lawyer in Luke 10 was hoping to be able to justify himself by asking Jesus to clarify who his neighbor was. If loving his neighbor neighbor meant loving his fellow Jews, he likely would have been justified. However, Jesus made it very clear to him, and all of us, that loving our neighbor means that we must lay down our pride, and serve all people no matter their race or beliefs. May we truly seek to love God, love people, and love others by displaying and declaring the good news of Jesus Christ.
    Scripture: Luke 10:29-37
  • Mar 19, 2018Who Is My Neighbor Pt.1
    Mar 19, 2018
    Who Is My Neighbor Pt.1
    In Luke 10, Jesus was approached by a lawyer who asked Jesus how he might inherit eternal life. Jesus modeled what it means to love God and your neighbors with your whole heart. This is not possible for us apart from God's supernatural work within us. May we truly love God with everything we are, and may God's love flow from our lives to everyone we encounter.
    Scripture: Luke 10:25-29
  • Feb 12, 2018The Coming Kingdom Pt.4
    Feb 12, 2018
    The Coming Kingdom Pt.4
    In the closing verses of Isaiah 61, we are introduced to the Kingdom song. Isaiah looked ahead to the promise of the salvation in Jesus when we would be given clothes of righteousness. God will bring His kingdom into fruition. We can trust in His promise and seek to build His Kingdom here.
    Scripture: Isaiah 61:10-11
  • Feb 4, 2018The Coming Kingdom Pt.3
    Feb 4, 2018
    The Coming Kingdom Pt.3
    Isaiah continued his message to Israel by explaining the rich blessings that God had given them, His infinite justice and mercy, and how the world would be able to recognize God's work. As we seek to apply these things, we can see our need to repent of our own selfishness and discontentment with all that God has given us. May we seek to use all that God has given to push back the darkness and proclaim His goodness to all.
    Scripture: Isaiah 61:7-9
  • Jan 29, 2018The Coming Kingdom Pt.2
    Jan 29, 2018
    The Coming Kingdom Pt.2
    As we continue in Isaiah 61, we see that our restoration in Christ compels us to seek the restoration of the world around us. There is a deep brokenness in this world, and God is in the business of transforming and restoring all things and making them new. May we join in God's mission of restoration by first addressing our personal brokenness and then reaching others in the midst of theirs with the Good News of Jesus.
    Scripture: Isaiah 61:2-6
  • Jan 21, 2018The Coming Kingdom Pt.1
    Jan 21, 2018
    The Coming Kingdom Pt.1
    When Jesus stood in the synagogue and preached from Isaiah 61, He declared that the passage had been fulfilled in that moment through His mission of redemption on earth. Jesus has called to partner with Him in His mission. As believers, we have been anointed by God and appointed by Him to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people.
    Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-2a