Reasons Not to Quit
2 Corinthians 4:1-18 • October 20, 2019 • John Anderson
If anyone had some good reasons to quit serving God, the Apostle Paul would certainly qualify! But here in this chapter of scripture, he gives us sufficient motivation to keep pressing on - to not grow weary in well-doing. Are you living for the eternal or the earthly, temporal things that don’t really matter?
The Wisdom In Waiting
Ruth 1:1-7 Psalm 130:5-6 Psalm 27:13 Isaiah 30:18 Isaiah 40:31 Micah 7:7 • September 1, 2019 • John Anderson
This familiar story from the first chapter of the OT book of Ruth reminds us that we don’t need to be worrying, fretting, forcing the issue, or running ahead of God. There is great wisdom in WAITING on God and letting Him lead and guide and order our steps.
The Difference That Makes All The Difference!
Psalm 103:7, Exodus 33, Hebrews 3:7-10 • August 4, 2019 • John Anderson
There’s a great difference between knowing the “ways” of God and knowing His “acts”. Moses knew His ways! Are we content to be interested in God, even infatuated with Him, but not becoming intimate in our relationship with Him?
A Faith that Went Viral
1 Thessalonians 1 • June 23, 2019 • John Anderson
These early Christians in the city of Thessalonica displayed a genuine conversion to Jesus Christ and their testimony bore the faith, hope, and love that is truly characteristic of followers of Jesus. Their faith was widely spoken of, even before mass communication was thought of!
Do You Know
1 John 5:5-13 • June 16, 2019 • John Anderson
The most important question for every person is, "Do I know for sure that I am a Christian?" The Apostle John gives us some fool-proof evidence that will help us cement in our minds the assurance that God intends for us to have regarding our relationship with Him through the Son.
Avoiding Peter Pan Christianity
Hebrews 5:11 - 6:1 • May 19, 2019 • John Anderson
Many of God's children have never grown up! The writer of Hebrews gives us some of the signs of spiritual immaturity and encourages us to go on to "perfection", or a mature stature in Christ. Are you growing in the Lord and in His Word?
Four Lies That Can Ruin Your Life
Genesis 3:1-6 • April 28, 2019 • John Anderson
Ever since the Garden of Eden, Satan has used his lies and deception to get us off track and get our attention off of God and His will. We are still falling for the same old falsehoods! How do we overcome the lies of the devil and live in the truth of God's Word?
Good News for You!
1 Corinthians 15:1-8 • April 21, 2019 • John Anderson
The bad news that we are sinners destined for an eternity separated from God sure makes the Gospel "good news" for all of us. Jesus, God's Son, lived a perfect life, died on the cross, was buried, and three days later rose from the grave to make a way of salvation for each person who receives Him by faith!
Don't Miss Your King!
Psalm 24 • April 14, 2019 • John Anderson
Psalm 24 masterfully describes our King, the King of glory, who ministered in Galilee, prayed in Gethsemane, was tried at Gabbatha, suffered on Golgotha, claimed victory over the grave and is seated in glory! One day He will return as rightful ruler over all of creation and of our lives.
The Water and the Blood
Exodus 7:20-21; 1 Kings 18:37-40; Luke 22:39-44; John 19:30-34; 1 John 5:4-12 • April 14, 2019 • John Anderson
It is amazing to follow through the scriptures the theme of the water and the blood that God used to display His glory and show the world that He was God! Of our Savior, the Apostle John said, "This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ . . . "