What is the incomparable treasure? Why is it hidden? Who does the finding? And who purchases the treasure? One thing is for sure, there is no price we could offer for the treasure that would be enough, and yet we are permitted the joy of its discovery and benefits...
Living in and among the weeds is the reality of our lives in this age. We can be thankful that the uprooting of all evil hasn't happened yet. It will at Christ's return. In the meanwhile there is opportunity to repent and be gathered in our Lord's garner as wheat, rather than to be burned as weeds.
The Word of the Kingdom, significantly that it has arrived with Jesus, is like seed. When seed finds its way into soil it will produce fruit. Just so, when God's Word finds its way into human hearts it bears much fruit.We must not get discouraged, but keep allowing the Word to be in our ears, penetrating our hearts, and upon our lips.
One week Jesus announces that he did not come to bring peace, but a sword. And the next week He invites all who labor and are heavy laden to come to Him and He will give them rest. This sounds peaceful indeed! Find out more about the rest and peace that in fact our Lord brings.
There is a consistent Biblical concern over false prophets and false teaching, from the Old Testament Prophets, to Jesus, and then by his Apostles. Often the false prophets are preferred by people over the prophets giving truthful messages. What are the marks of a false prophet? In this sermon I share with you five marks of a false prophet.
Some messages we would prefer not to listen to, such as harsh warnings or indications of punishment. But shooting God's messenger doesn't erase the message or the truth. In the end, if we welcome the bitter pill, we can look forward to the most incredible deliverance and promises.
The Bible names all believers as a priesthood of believers. Does this mean we really don't need pastors? And what are priestly duties? Pastors are just one kind of minister. All of us are to serve God and our neighbors in our vocations. We are all to witness to the Gospel. And we all are to pray for others.