Guilt of All Humanity

May 16, 2014Pastor's Blog

Where are you going with your Family?  – Romans 3:1-20 Every one of us is guilty before God.  No one is righteous.  None of us seek after God.  We have all turned aside from God.  None of us do good.  There is no fear of God before our eyes. In hearing this, we ought to … Read More

Religious or Relational Faith?

May 15, 2014Pastor's Blog

In Romans 2:17-29 Paul challenges the hypocritical Jews who are more concerned about following law than their heart’s condition. Paul’s challenge also applies to today’s Christian. Is your faith religious or relational? 1. (vs. 17) Self-righteous, or truly righteousness? Self-righteousness prides itself in loving good works that benefit one-self, and/or will be seen by others. True-righteousness … Read More

A Matter of the Heart

May 14, 2014Pastor's Blog

Romans 2:17-29 In Romans 2:17-29 Paul continues making his argument that the distinction between Jew and Greek is now gone.  And one of the chief symbols, circumcision of the flesh, is not what we should be considering. However, it is the circumcision of one’s heart that matters. To be clear, Paul is saying that being … Read More

Mark 16 Devotion

May 8, 2014Pastor's Blog

The Stone Was Rolled Away! We must never lose perspective that Jesus has risen! We are called to share the good news that the stone was rolled away. 1. Jesus appears to you and I on our everyday paths. Jesus commanded us in verses 15-16 to share the good news (Gospel) to those we know … Read More

Mark Chapter 16

May 8, 2014Daily Reading

The Resurrection 16 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, andSalome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from … Read More

Mark Chapter 15

May 7, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” 3 And the chief priests accused … Read More

Mark Chapter 14

May 6, 2014Daily Reading

The Plot to Kill Jesus 14 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.” Jesus Anointed at Bethany 3 And while he … Read More

Mark 13 Devotion

May 5, 2014Pastor's Blog

WATCH! Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch! (Mark 13:35-37). … Read More

Mark Chapter 13

May 5, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 13 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” Signs … Read More

Mark 12 Devotion

May 3, 2014Pastor's Blog

“One of the teachers of the law asked Jesus, ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’ The most important one, answered Jesus, is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your … Read More