In the miracle narratives of the Gospels we have a great window into the person and work of Jesus Christ as well as insight into the life of faith. Many of these miracles were intended as fulfillment of specific messianic signs forecast by the prophet Isaiah (61), but more than that, they were (and remain) signs of His amazing grace and unlimited power to redeem the believing from all the effects of our native corruption, not only the physical, but most importantly, the spiritual. A sign is like a camel that carries on its back a message about who this person is and what He can do. By studying the miracles, we not only learn Jesus, but also about the walk of faith as it intersects with His grace and power.
The Psalms comprise perhaps the most generally beloved literature in all of God’s word. The reason for that is not a puzzle. The psalms, many penned by King David, are so personal and addressed to God “out of the pits” where, at one time or another (or better yet many times) all of us believers […]
Penned by Luke, the author of the third gospel, which recounts the beginning of the ministry of our Lord Jesus, the book of Acts is the sequel, narrating the continuation of His ministry through His chosen apostles. It describes the birth of the church and the fulfillment of the OT promise of the outpouring of the […]
Following Jesus is our conviction, our passion and our vision. That is what we are all about. But sometimes it helps a lot to flesh that out a bit, because following Jesus, which is the reflex of an honest-to-God faith, is really a pretty radical thing. In this short series of four messages, Pastor Jim […]