Despair and brokenness are everywhere and humanity needs hope to survive. But what is hope? Surely it can’t be the limp, uncertain optimism portrayed when people say, “I hope things get better someday.” No, there is more—so much more. Those who have faith in Christ have a confident hope because they are God’s special possession.
Light and darkness are universally understood metaphors for good and evil and the concepts are very much in play in Scripture and our lives. Jesus has rescued us from darkness and brought us into God’s marvelous light. And yet, we still struggle with the power and lure of darkness everyday. What can we do to walk in the light and daily overcome the darkness?
It doesn’t take any special skills or enabling by the Holy Spirit to see where others are not doing well spiritually. Commendation, rejoicing over, loving and praying for people though is deeply spiritual. Unfortunately, it is all too rare among Christians. Here Pastor Britt urges the whole Body of Christ to practice love and unity for the glory of God and the furtherance of His mission.
The gathering of the church is important. Through Christ it fulfills God’s ancient desire to meet with His people. Therefore, it requires our careful, prayerful, worshipful, active engagement and not mere passive attendance. In this sermon Pastor Britt shares a vision God recently gave him about Reality and what it means for our gathering and scattering as Christ’s church.
What’s the story about anyway? Although sincere, many people, religious or not, read the bible from an inaccurate vantage point, leaving them disappointed with life & God. Using Luke 24, this lesson focuses on the central theme of scripture and explores how you can read the Bible through a Christocentric lens.
Why should we read the Bible? Isn’t the Bible composed of spurious writings, compiled by men of centuries long ago? Drawing from Ps 19, this lesson examines the nature and the power of the Bible from an apologetic lens. How can a book written centuries long ago be alive & sweet to the reader today?
Culture tries to make Christmas about everything other than Jesus, but it is all about Him! Christ is the Child about whom Isaiah prophesied and called called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Jesus is the One who defeats the enemy and saves the world that we might have great joy instead of deep despair and darkness. This is the hope and joy of Christmas.
The Holy Spirit is the Father’s gift to us who helps, convinces and assures us of the Son’s work for us.