EMBRACE LOVE

EMBRACE LOVE

Introduction Jeremiah’s crazy commission to buy land on the eve of Judah’s collapse was followed by a promise of HOPE:  “I will certainly bring my people back… I will raise up a righteous King and his name will be called ‘The Lord is my Righteousness…”Isaiah 40 –...
Intrusions of God

Intrusions of God

Genesis 18:1-15 Narrator:  The Lord appeared again to Abraham near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day. He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them,...
On Being Human

On Being Human

Introduction The earth was a chaotic void… and darkness covered the face of the deep… while the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. (Gen. 1:2) Then God saw everything made and said, “Wow!  It is really good.” (Gen. 1:31) Then, when God had...
TIME FOR JUDGMENT How Did You Respond?

Our Generous God

Matthew 20:1-16 Introduction The “parable of the laborers in the vineyard” is unique to Matthew. The stories that surround this parable — the rich young man and Peter’s claim to have “left everything,”  Jesus’ third prediction of his death, and James &...