Green Pastures and Still Waters – Psalm 23:2

Verse two of Psalm twenty-three is one of the most beautiful verses in all the Word of God. It describes Jesus, the Shepherd, providing nourishment and rest for His sheep. Green pastures and still waters give a picture of rest, contentment, and refreshment. The green pastures are a picture of the nourishment that we receive…

The Lord is my Shepherd

Psalm 23 is one of the most familiar passages of scripture. It is also one of the most comforting passages of scripture as it describes Jesus as our shepherd. The Lord. There is no doubt that the Lord is none other than Jesus Christ. He is Lord of all. There are several things we need…

3 things we must know about the Gospel – Acts 8:1-25

The Gospel is a subject that is spoken of a lot these days. In recent years, there as been sort of a revival of the term ‘Gospel.’ You will hear preachers talk about being Gospel centered or Gospel focused. Many books and teaching materials have the word ‘Gospel’ somewhere in its title. This is a…

Battle for the Truth – Acts 5:12-42

Throughout the history of the church there is an ongoing battle over the truth. It is proven time and time again that anytime the truth is proclaimed, and the church is moving forward there are those who will do all they can to hinder the work of the Lord. In his comments on Acts 5:12-42,…

God’s way in His time – Genesis 41

Joseph waited in prison for two years. The fact that Joseph did something while He waited serves as evidence that he believed that God would deliver him one day. No doubt Joseph had moments of despair, however, he maintained an unwavering faith in God’s way and time. As a result of Joseph’s obedience and faith…

A Prayer for Boldness – Acts 4:23-31

After Peter and John were threatened and told not to speak in the name of Jesus, they went back to the church and reported to them all that occurred. With the threat of persecution, the church did what the church is best at: they prayed. As we examine this prayer, there are several things we…

Theological Tensions: Repentance

There are many tension points in theology. One of those tension points is: Repentance. I grew up hearing preachers preach strongly that you must repent in order to be saved. In recent years, I have heard other preachers preach strongly that repentance is not needed for salvation. Some say that all you have to do…