“The story presents two ways in which the righteous can use the weapons of the wicked. We can use them in a way that makes us like them. Or we can use them to fight the Lords battles.” Pastor Nicoletti preaches from 1 Samuel 21:8-9.
“In the end, we will each stand before the Lord on the last day. And the question will not be whether we were the smartest or the strongest or the most gifted… The question the Lord will consider will be… did we offer up to him our five barley loaves and two small fish in […]
Pastor Rayburn continues his Survey of the New Testament during the Adult Sunday School hour.
Our text sets up contrasting pictures for us. David humbles himself, accepts worldly rejection, and both serves and relies on the house of Yahweh. Saul exalts himself, allies himself with the world, and boldly declares war on the house of Yahweh. In Saul we see something of Adam’s rebellion. And if Saul points to the […]
What does it mean to know something? Jesus makes some astounding claims about his identity in John chapter five. He says that he is the Son of God. And then he anticipates the next question his hearers will have: On what basis should they believe these claims about his identity? Jesus tells them that they […]
Pastor Rayburn continues his survey of the New Testament in the adult class during the Sunday School hour.
We are called to live in the world but not be of the world. And so Jonathan returns to the house of Saul. His calling is not to give his ultimate loyalty to the kingdom of Saul. But his calling is also not to flee from the kingdom of Saul. His calling is to live […]
Who can know the mind of God? The Son, and all who hear the Son’s words and observe the Son’s deeds. We have heard the words and considered the deeds of Jesus Christ, God’s Son. And Jesus tells us that God the Father will hold us responsible for our response. Life and death are held […]
After several months’ hiatus, Pastor Rayburn resumes his Survey of the New Testament class during the adult Sunday School hour. Part 5 is now available.
“To walk by faith, according to the Bible, is the most difficult thing in the world, which is why so many never try it, and why even Christians never do as well as they know they should… Faith is the great thing, the essential thing. It is the thing that connects earth and heaven, this […]