Galatians 05:23a

"Gentleness"

9/20/17

Description:"The fruit of the Spirit is ... gentleness". Listen in as we consider yet another piece of the Spirit's fruit in the life of the believer.

Matthew 05:13-16

Salt and Light

9/17/17

Description:Listen in as we consider Jesus' famous words about His people's being salt and light.

Galatians 05:22g

"Faithfulness"

9/13/17

Description:"The fruit of the Spirit is ... faithfulness". Listen in!

Matthew 05:01-12

Blessed

9/10/17

Description:Listen in as we make our way into Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount, beginning with the Beatitudes in chapter 5.

Galatians 05:22f

"Goodness"

9/6/17

Description:"The fruit of the Spirit is ... goodness." Listen in as we think out this particular fruit!

Matthew 04:12-25

Mighty Ministry in Galilee

9/3/17

Description:Listen in as we consider the beginnings of Jesus' mighty (and prophesied) ministry in Galilee - His preaching, His calling of disciples, His miracles, and His popularity.

Galatians 05:22e

"Kindness"

8/30/17

Description:"The fruit of the Spirit is ... kindness". Listen in as we think it out together!

Matthew 04:01-11

The Temptation

8/27/17

Description:Listen in as we continue our studies in the gospel of Matthew by looking at Jesus' wilderness temptation.

Galatians 05:22d

"Patience"

8/23/17

Description:Listen in as we continue our study of "the fruit of the Spirit" ... this time considering "patience".

Matthew 03:01-17

The Baptist and the Baptism

8/20/17

Description:Listen in as we continue our studies in the gospel of Matthew, this time looking at the ministry of John the Baptist, and the baptism of Jesus, in chapter 3.

Galatians 05:22c

"Peace"

8/16/17

Description:Listen in as we continue our series on "the fruit of the Spirit" ... this time considering "peace".

Matthew 02:01-23

"The Child"

8/13/17

Description:Listen in as we consider how, amid all the fascinating and memorable events of Matthew chapter 2, it is "the Child" who is at the center of them all.

Galatians 05:22b

"Joy"

8/9/17

Description:Listen in as we continue our study of "the fruit of the Spirit" ... this time, as we focus on "joy" - its definition, cultivation, expression, and some biblical examples of it.

Matthew 01.01-25

Immanuel

8/6/17

Description:Listen in as we begin a new series in the gospel of Matthew ... noticing, in Matthew's initial chapter, both "the genealogy of Jesus" and the names of Jesus.

Galatians 05:22-23

"The fruit of the Spirit is love"

8/2/17

Description:Listen in as we begin a series on "the fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22-23) with an introduction to the Spirit's fruit in general, and looking also at the first item on Paul's list: love.

Revelation 22:20

"Come, Lord Jesus"

7/30/17

Description:Listen in as we conclude our series on some of the Bible's great invitations ... this time with an invitation issued to Jesus Himself!

Acts 16:09

"Come over ... and help us"

7/23/17

Description:We continue our series on some of the Bible's great invitations with this invitation to the apostle Paul in Acts 16:9 - "Come over to Macedonia and help us." Listen in!

Matthew 04:19

"Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men"

7/16/17

Description:Listen in as we consider another of the Bible's great invitations!

Numbers 10:29

"Come with us and we will do you good"

7/9/17

Description:Listen in as we consider another of the Bible's great invitations: "Come with us and we will do you good, for the LORD has promised good concerning Israel."

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to Me ... and I will give you rest"

6/25/17

Description:Listen in as we look at one of the Bible's great invitations from Matthew 11:28-30.

Hebrews 03:01-06

"Consider Jesus"

6/18/17

Description:Listen in as we ponder one of the greatest exhortations in all the Bible: "Consider Jesus"!

Isaiah 53:4-10

The Death of Christ

4/16/17

Description:Listen in as we consider one of the most stirring passages in the Scriptures, and are challenged to lay hold of Jesus Christ for ourselves.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Three Christian Constants

4/12/17

Description:"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks". Join as we consider these three constants in the Christian life, and as we remember the constant that undergirds them all.

Luke 19:37-40

"If these become silent ..."

4/9/17

Description:Listen in as we briefly consider the praise that took place at Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and what it has to say to us about our own praise still today.

John 21:14-22

Face to Face with ... a Stumbler

4/2/17

Description:Peter had trouble with tripping over his own tongue sometimes. But never did he stumble so hard as when he denied his Master three times in the hours leading up to Jesus' crucifixion! How will Jesus respond to such a stumbler? Listen in as we discover the heartening answer!

2 Timothy 04:09-22

Fellowship in Ministry

3/29/17

Description:Listen in as we consider, in Paul's parting words to Timothy, the theme of fellowship in the task of gospel ministry - the importance of fellowship, the limits of fellowship, and the ultimate fellowship.

Revelation 22:17

"Come"

3/26/17

Description:Listen in as we consider one of the great invitations in the Bible ... and are urged both accept the invitation ourselves, and to pass it along to others!

2 Timothy 04:06-08

The Finish Line of Ministry

3/22/17

Description:In this passage we consider the way Paul ran - and finished - his course well, and how we must do the same.

John 20:24-31

Face to Face with ... a Doubter

3/19/17

Description:Listen in as we consider Jesus' response to the doubts of His disciple, Thomas, and His patience with His people who struggle with unbelief even today.

2 Timothy 03:14-04:05

The Tools of Ministry

3/15/17

Description:Every workman has his tools. And the pastor is no different. He has his legal pads, his mechanical pencils, his commentaries, etc. But most of all, he must do all of his work using the 66-piece toolkit that is "the sacred writings"! Listen in as we consider waht Paul has to say about those writings, and how it is that Timothy must use them in gospel ministry ... and as we think about how we must use them as well!

John 18:28-19:16

Face to Face with ... a Pragmatist

3/12/17

Description:As we continue eavesdropping on some one-on-ones with Jesus, this week we look at His encounter with Pilate, particularly considering why Pilate responded to Christ the way he did. What was the ruling philosophy that caused Pilate to deal as he did with Jesus? And are we prone to that same philosophy ourselves?For more on the danger of pragmatism (and for the seedbed of Kurt's thoughts on this matter) track down and listen to Paris Reidhead's famous sermon, "Ten Shekels and a Shirt."

2 Timothy 03:10-14

Examples in Ministry

3/8/17

Description:Listen in as we consider the importance of godly, Christ-like examples in the Christian life - both as we seek, like Timothy, to minister the gospel; and as we seek to walk with God in all facets of the life of faith.

John 12:01-08

Face to Face with ... a Worshipper

3/5/17

Description:In this passage, we consider another face-to-face encounter with Jesus Christ. Indeed, we meet someone who encountered Jesus, also, face-to-feet ... and we learn lessons from both the honesty and the lavishness of her worship!

2 Timothy 02:14-03:09

Pitfalls in Ministry

3/1/17

Description:Listen in as we consider a number of pitfalls that can arise - both from within and without - as we seek to minister the gospel.

John 11:17-27

Face to Face with ... the Bereaved

2/26/17

Description:Listen in as Jesus comes to meet one of His people in her grief ... and consider how He comes to all His people, and what promises He makes, when we stand beside lonely gravesides.

2 Timothy 02:08-13

The Heart of Ministry

2/22/17

Description:As Paul instructs his youn protege in how it is that gospel ministry is to be carried out ... in this passage he gets to the very heart of the matter. The gospel, and the ministry of the gospel, must always be centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ. "Remember Jesus Christ"!

John 04:01-26

Face to Face with ... a Sinner

2/19/17

Description:This week we listen in on a conversation between Jesus and a women whom we might, at first, think would be the least likely candidate for an interview with a Rabbi. Join us as we learn how Jesus alone can quench our thirst.

2 Timothy 01:13-02:07

The Work of Ministry

2/15/17

Description:In this portion of 2 Timothy, we consider the work to which Timothy was called as a minister of the gospel ... and the work to which we are all called, in measure, as we minister the gospel in our own spheres.

John 03:01-21

Face to Face with ... a Pharisee

2/12/17

Description:Listen in as we begin a new series, looking at several face-to-face interactions Jesus had ... with a sinner, with a bereaved woman, with a doubter, and so on. And we begin with Jesus meeting one-on-one with Nicodemus, a Pharisee.

2 Timothy 01:03-12

Courage in Ministry

2/8/17

Description:"I am not ashamed of the gospel" Paul said famously in Romans 1. And he touches on a similar theme in 2 Timothy, as he urges his younger companion in ministry not to be ashamed, but to be courageous in gospel ministry. Listen in as we seek, from this passage, to be stimulated to courage ourselves.

Ecclesiastes 07:13

The Crook in the Lot

2/5/17

Description:Borrowing from Thomas Boston's great sermon series (and book) 'The Crook in the Lot', we consider a text of scripture that has a lot to teach us about patience under trials.

2 Timothy 01:01-04:22

Endurance in Ministry

2/1/17

Description:Listen in as we begin a new series in the book of 2 Timothy, having a look at an important thread that runs throughtout - namely, the need for endurance in the work of ministry to which God has called His people.

Zephaniah 03:14-20

"He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy"

1/29/17

Description:Listen in as we consider our reasons for singing for joy in the God of our redemption ... not least is because He is the God who sings over us!

Zephaniah 03:08-13

"My worshippers"

1/22/17

Description:Listen in as we turn a happy corner in the book of Zephaniah ... where God's tone shifts from judgment to mercy, and where He describes what sort of blessed people His church will be in the age that is to come!

1 Corinthians 01:30-31

Christ Jesus, Our Only Boast

1/18/17

Description:A signal facet of God's plan of salvation is that it prevents boasting ... boasting about ourselves, that is! But the gospel does give us every reason to boast in our Savior! Listen in as we consider four glorious reasons why, from 1 Corinthians 1:30-31.

Zephaniah 02:04-03:07

"He will starve all the gods of the earth"

1/15/17

Description:As we continue our studies in Zephaniah, we notice again how much God hates sin ... and yet we also see (again!) the great hope of His mercy to those who repent. Join us in this helpful and powerful little book of prophecy!

Zephaniah 01:01-02:03

"Near is the great day of the LORD"

1/8/17

Description:Listen in as we begin a brief series in the Old Testament prophecy of Zephaniah ... noticing, first of all, how much God hates sin; but then also how He loves and extends mercy, even to the worst of us sinners!

Various Texts

Q and A Night

1/4/17

Description:Listen in as we tackle questions on our motives for holiness, sexual immorality, Jephthah, Solomon's wisdom, restoring difficult relationships, baptism, children in the church, tattoos, the dove as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and new year's resolutions!

Deuteronomy 17:14-20

Jesus, the True King

1/1/17

Description:Listen in as Brad Garrison walks us through God's instructions for the man who would lead His people as King ... and how it is Jesus Christ who ultimately fits the bill!

Luke 02:10-11

"Good news of great joy"

12/25/16

Description:Listen in to our Christmas morning message ... as we consider that Christmas (and Christianity) have to do with news, more than instructions ... and as we think about just what sort of news Christmas and Christianity bring!