Word Studies – Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in...

Minor Prophets: Jonah

Background: Jonah – from Gath-hepher (Israel), a border town near Nazareth (2 Kings 14:25). Means “dove”. Preached during the reign Jeroboam 2 Date of writing: 760 B.C. Nineveh: part of Calah, the city-state complex that was the capital of the Assyrian empire in...

Colossians 4:2-18

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; that I...

Colossians 3:18 – 4:1

Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so...

Colossians 2:16-23 – Be Real

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by...

Mother’s Day – Proverbs 31, A Template or Invitation?

It’s mother’s day. A special day that began back in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis missed her mother terribly and took steps to see her mother, and all mothers, honoured and celebrated annually. Over time, we’ve taken that original idea and extended it to include...

Colossians 2:6-10 A Guide for the Journey

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human...

Colossians 2:1-5 Struggles and Treasures

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the...

Easter Sunday: The Shadow of Christ

And Can It Be  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was...

palm Sunday – Top 10 Resurrections

So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off; and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother. Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus...

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