He Loved Me, He Loves Me Lots – Heeeear Johnny! (John 1:6-13)

John 1:6-13 – Heeeear Johnny! TOPIC God sent John the Baptist to give testimony about Jesus so that everyone would hear and believe. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES John 1:6-13     Isaiah 53:1     Matthew 11:11     Romans 1:23     Ephesians 6:12     2 Corinthians 4:4     FROM THE MESSAGE “You can believe. Your family members can believe. Your children can believe. Your friends […]

Those Were The Days – Ways To Go

Acts 22:1-22 – Ways To Go TOPIC Paul shares his origin story of how he started going God’s way rather than his own. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 22:1-22     Psalm 32:8    Psalm 73:24     Proverbs 14:12     1 Corinthians 11:1     Ephesians 2:10 FROM THE MESSAGE “God has overcome the world, but His victory is more than just putting down […]

Those Were The Days – Opportunity Comes Flogging

Acts 16:16-24 – Opportunity Comes Flogging TOPIC Paul and company encounter a demon possessed girl and continue their gracious, Christ-centered ministry in Philippi. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 16:16-24     Ephesians 4:26     FROM THE MESSAGE “Or some might think, “Oh, ok. You’ve been talking to us about the filling of the Holy Spirit. Is that the same as […]

Those Were The Days – Rookie Of The Year

Acts 16:1-5 – Rookie Of The Year TOPIC Paul brings Timothy onto his team but first this remarkable young man is told he must be circumcised. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 16:1-5          1 Corinthians 9:20     Philippians 2:20     1 Timothy 1:9, 18     2 Timothy 1:2, 6  3:15 FROM THE MESSAGE “When you’re driving in […]

Psalm Sundays – My God’s Better Than Your gods (Psalm 82)

Psalm 82 – My God’s Better Than Your gods TOPIC We are introduced to supernatural beings called “gods,” who oppose God by exercising an evil influence upon human beings and our societies. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Psalm 82:1-8     Job 1-2     Psalm 89     Daniel 7:9-10     Daniel 10     Matthew 22:37-40     John 3:16     […]

Those Were The Days – For He’s A Jolly Good Follow

Acts 9:1-19 – For He’s A Jolly Good Follow TOPIC Ananias, an ordinary disciple, shows us how to faithfully follow God and be used to change the world for all eternity. SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Acts 9:1-19     Acts 22     Acts 26 FROM THE MESSAGE “Some commentators feel Ananias was being reluctant to obey. I don’t think […]

Those Were The Days – Simon, We Have A Problem

Acts 6:1-7 – Simon, We Have A Problem A big conflict threatens to split the church and the Apostles response is: This isn’t our area. You handle it yourselves. listen to the audio read the transcript   “I think it’s possible that they were applying a lesson they had learned from Jesus to the situation. […]

Those Were The Days – Compassion And A Rationale

Acts 3:1-10 – Compassion And A Rationale Peter and John head to a prayer meeting and give us the first recorded outreach of the church age. What does it teach us about compassion and evangelism today? listen to the audio read the transcript “Peter and John picked up where the man’s friends had to leave […]

Hey Jo – I See A Bad Worm Rising

Jonah 4:1-11 – A See A Bad Worm Rising Jonah has pity on a plant, but not people and is rebuked by God listen to the audio read the transcript “He was not without pity, but his pity was misdirected. Instead of being directed at the persons in Nineveh who would perish for eternity, his […]

Hey Jo – A Walk In The Crowds

Jonah 3:1-10 – A Walk In The Crowds Jonah finally preaches a ‘message’ to the city of Nineveh, which leads to one of the greatest revivals in human history listen to the audio read the transcript “Let’s be honest: It troubles us that God would still use Jonah after his reluctance and rebellion. But it […]

Hey Jo – Prophets Are Friends, Not Food

Jonah 1:17-2:10 – Prophets Are Friends, Not Food Jonah is swallowed by a great fish, prepared by God as an act of mercy listen to the audio read the transcript “No matter the sin, God has pity, and the solution is the Gospel”

Straight Outta Egypt – Law-Law Land

Exodus 22:16-23:9 – Law-Law Land God continues to give Israel law after law to encourage their peaceful living together listen to the audio read the transcript “As Christians, we should promote and obey the rule of law; but we must do so, always, with the compassionate “heart of a stranger.””

These Are My Songs – Patient Becoming Combative

Psalm 77:4-9 – Patient Becoming Combative Asaph becomes angry and accusatory toward God, His Great Physician listen to the audio read the transcript ” The solution to his sorrow is surprisingly uncomplicated. It’s just that in stanzas 1 and 2 he’s blaming God instead of believing Him.”

Straight Outta Egypt – After Midnight, You Gonna Cry, Lament & Shout

Exodus 11:1-10 – After Midnight, You Gonna Cry, Lament & Shout Moses’ final warning is that as midnight strikes, all of Egypt will weep and wail when their firstborn are killed listen to the audio read the transcript “It sounds as if God was the cause of the hardening. It sounds as if God was […]

Wiseguy – Show Me Don’t Play

James 2:14-26 – Show Me Don’t Play If you say that you have saving faith, James says, “Show me” by helping your destitute brother or sister, rather than sending them away hungry. listen to the audio read the transcript “You simply cannot ‘show’ faith without works – genuine faith works.”

Only Port In The Storm (Acts 27:13-44)

Acts 27:13-44 – Only Port In The Storm Paul’s shipwreck shows us the plight of the sinner and the position of the servant. listen to the audio read the transcript “Paul wasn’t happy to sit back and watch the dying die.”

First Serve – He Can’t See Their Foreheads For The Trees

Mark 8:22-33 – He Can’t See Their Foreheads For The Trees After Jesus spits in his eyes, a blind man says he sees men like trees, walking. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “The healing of the blind man in two stages encourages us to follow hard after […]

First Serve – No Sign For You

Mark 8:1-21 – No Sign For You The Pharisees rudely demand a sign, but Jesus says that no sign will be given to them. listen to the audio read the transcript notas en español “Spiritual situational awareness starts with compassion.”

First Serve – Let’s Spit This One Out

Mark 7:24-37 – Let’s Spit This One Out Jesus heals a deaf man with a speech impediment using His spit. listen to the audio read the transcript notas en español “We see far less demon possession today because Jesus is ascended, and Satan has so many other, more effective, strategies for robbing, killing, and destroying.”

First Serve – Compassionistas

Mark 6:30-44 – Compassionistas Jesus feeds the five thousand and gives His followers a lesson in what it means to live life moved with compassion. listen to the audio read the transcript audio en español notas en español “We need to be more prone to, and more open to, analysis of our walk with the […]

Great Expectations (Acts 3v1-11)

Acts 3.1-11 – Great Expectations A crippled man received much more than he was expecting. What about us? watch the quicktime video listen to the audio audio en español read the pdf transcript