Because we live in a sin cursed world and because of the fall, our physical minds, bodies, and emotions are tainted and corrupted by sin. However as believers in Christ we have a dual message of hope both for now and for the future and we can pass that along. We don’t have to despair or to decide like the rest of the world often does that because someone suffers tremendously there’s no hope for them. There’s great hope for them.
As humans we’re quick to see the sins of others but not so much the sins in our own heart. You might say that we have blind spots. God uses other believers to shine light into areas of our hearts that we don’t always see ourselves.
Today we talk about God’s heart and design for marriage and the difficult topic of divorce. Marriage is difficult and takes work.
The Bible doesn’t speak about firearms directly but it does give us principles and a framework to think Biblically about guns.
Scripture says a lot about alcohol. Today we look at some things and talk about it, not from a human perspective but through a Biblical lens to see what scripture says about it.
We are starting a new series on difficult topics we’re calling “Elephants in the Room”. Today we’re talking about redeemed sexuality. The Bible has a lot to say about sex.
As a new year begins we wanted to talk about the vision God has put on our hearts: To reach our valley with the hope that is only found in Jesus and see lives transformed by the grace of God.
Nahum prophesied about God’s wrath falling on Nineveh. We may not want to think about God’s wrath and judgement, but a universal reckoning is coming where God will dispense justice just as he did to Nineveh. The refuge Nahum talks of is God himself.
With the new year comes resolutions of things we want to see changed. If we’re not careful they can become self centered: “What I’m going to accomplish for myself”. A good question as we start the new year is: How can I glorify God this next year?
In Luke 2 as the shepherds told the story of what they had seen and heard the people hearing it were in wonder. Not the scratching your head type of wonder, but the sense that something magnificent had happened.