Separate, Yet Present (A Survey of the Book of Leviticus)

INTRODUCTION: Over the last several weeks, during worship, Pastor Bob has been taking us through his “Church Essentials” sermon series. And in that series, he’s been preaching about those things which identify the local Church. The functionality of it, the importance of membership, and this past Sunday, we saw the role of discipleship within the … Continue reading Separate, Yet Present (A Survey of the Book of Leviticus)

From Image-Bearers to Sin-Bearers (A Study in the Magnitude of Sin)

INTRODUCTION: There’s a bit of a folk tale told in the realm of science; one that goes back almost three centuries before Christ. It’s a story about a Greek king, Hiero, who had commissioned a goldsmith to create a golden crown in the shape of what’s called a laurel wreath (which is two branches crossed … Continue reading From Image-Bearers to Sin-Bearers (A Study in the Magnitude of Sin)

Paul’s Reformation (A Bible Study in Romans 4:1-25)

On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther took a hammer and a nail, and with a few swift strokes, attached a copy of his 95 thesis to the wooden doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This is also regarded as the beginning of what would become the protestant reformation; one of the great awakenings, when … Continue reading Paul’s Reformation (A Bible Study in Romans 4:1-25)

“The Flood is Coming” (A Bible Study on Matthew 24:36-44)

There are always headlines that catch your eye if you're a Christian. We're immediately drawn to topics about abortion, the persecuted church, evangelism; and now, even gay marriage and transgenderism. And while these are all important issues that we're faced with in this country, and even globally; there's one thing that they always have in … Continue reading “The Flood is Coming” (A Bible Study on Matthew 24:36-44)

Natural Born Killers (A Biblical Examination of the 6th Commandment)

 INTRODUCTION:  In 1885, a man named William Palmer accompanied his friend, John Cook, to bet on some horse races in Shrewsbury, England. Palmer had been a chemist earlier in his life and then later became a physician; yet at some point, slowly, his life became encumbered with a large number of gambling debts. The only … Continue reading Natural Born Killers (A Biblical Examination of the 6th Commandment)