August 2020

House Plans

The Story of God Bible Commentary calls Matthew 5:17-20 the “most significant passage in the Bible on how to read the Bible.” Since Jesus fulfills the old law rather than abolishing it, we learn the importance of reading the entire Bible with Jesus in mind.  

Growing Up

As our high school graduates prepare to begin a new phase of life, we look at stories of the childhood of Jesus in Luke 2. We can learn from the example of Joseph, Mary and Jesus how to grow in our relationships with God and others.  

July 2020

Curb Appeal

Jesus tells His disciples to be salt and light. As salt and light, we can help the world around us to see Him better. Because of what Jesus does and promises, we are able to be salt and light in our world.  

Different Angle

This week we begin a new series about the Sermon on the Mount. Although the sermon teaches important ways to change our lives, it is most of all a sermon about what God is doing and how His presence changes us. Many will look at the beatitudes as another list of characteristics for Christians to […]

Two Become One

When Jesus is asked about divorce in Mark 10, He takes the opportunity to talk about God’s design for marriage. Paul explains more of that design in Ephesians 5. Marriage values women in a way that was revolutionary and places responsiblity on both husband and wife to be like Jesus.   

A Life of Freedom

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we know as the founders said that our freedom comes from our Creator. As Christians, we know that He gives us freedom that goes far beyond our freedom as Americans. He frees us from sin and makes us heirs, so we can celebrate our dependence on Him.  

June 2020

Value of Life

Because they believed in the Creator of life, the early church valued human life much more than their surrounding culture did. As followers of Jesus, we should value life at all stages.  

Caring For Those In Need

“God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)   When He asks us to give, it is not because of anything He needs. He wants us to care for others through that giving, because He cares for them too. As we give, it opens doors for others to see Him more clearly.  


In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul reminds a church from different ethnic and economic backgrounds with different abilities that they are all to be one body. We can learn from his message how to be the unified church in difficult times.  

My Redeemer Lives

Jesus appeared several times after His resurrection. As we close our series on the Gospel of John, we look at the appearances recorded by John and what we can learn about Jesus from each of them.