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May 8, 2019

Judges 2:10 In the passage here we do a little bit of time travel. We start by seeing the way God handles the people of Israel in their disobedience. They had not trusted God and did not follow his commands. The consequences of this were going to be evident and long lasting. In their disobedience God says that he will not drive them out since they would not be a part of…

May 7, 2019

Judges 1:27-36 At this point in time the 12 tribes of Israel are leaderless. Moses has been gone. Joshua, his successor, has died as well, and the 12 tribes are going at this alone. A few tribes work together in small ways but for the most part they go to their respective lands and try to drive out the Canaanite people on their own. The success they had when they were…

May 6, 2019

Before we can talk about the specific judges that God rose up for the people we’ve got to talk about all the things that happened to get them to this place.   Judges 1:1-26 In this passage, we see the people of Israel taking over the land of Canaan that God has promised to them. God had told them to drive the people out of the land and not let any of them stay among…

May 3, 2019

THE NEED IS REAL.   24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew…

May 2, 2019

WE SERVE BECAUSE WE SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD COMING 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’   The…

May 1, 2019

SERVICE BRINGS THE JOY OF GOD. 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’   The ones who served were…

April 30, 2019

WE LONG FOR HIS APPROVAL. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying,…

April 29, 2019

This week we’re going to chew through a single passage about why we serve. Every day this week we will jump a little further in the text and then we’ll talk about why we serve in light of that text. We’ll be looking at as parable of the talents and how we can find a richer, deeper service in Him.   Monday EVERYTHING WE HAVE COMES FROM GOD Matthew 25: 14-16 14 “For it…

April 26, 2019

It’s not the end.   The resurrection wasn’t the end. To the contrary, it was the beginning. Jesus walking triumphantly out of the grave was the first step in his kingdom and his authority being a reality in this world. His resurrection from the dead and freedom from the grave were the first of many events leading to the promises of Revelation. There will be a new…

April 25, 2019

His resurrection was physical.   Jesus truly rose from the dead. He came back. His body, the same one beaten and abused a few days prior, was brought back to life and he walked among us. He ate with his followers, he appeared, and he made himself known. Thomas put his fingers in the holes in Jesus’ palms. He came back and he came back physically.   This is…

April 24, 2019

The prophecies laid the foundation.   It wasn’t a shot in the dark. It wasn’t that Jesus got lucky. It wasn’t like he made the story up after and it sounded good. The prophecies about God’s coming salvation were hundreds of years prior to Jesus. There were so many of them. They all had very specific details about who was supposed to be and where he came from.…

April 23, 2019

The stone is great evidence.   When they buried Jesus’ body they placed him in a borrowed grave and they sealed it with his body in it. The Roman government was so concerned about the political backlash of this event that they set guards in front of the tomb to protect it from vandalism and tampering.   In spite of a two-ton stone, a sealed entrance,…