As Jesus continues preaching to the crowds about kingdom living, he now moves into one of the most difficult, yet most distinctly Christian, teachings in his sermon: love for enemies. Jesus here commands his disciples that they must not only love them, but do good to them, pray for them, and even lend to them expecting […]

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For those who have placed their faith in Christ Jesus, whose lives are now hidden with Christ in God, God is our shelter, our refuge, our fortress. He is our Champion. He fights for us, defends us, and delivers us. Not only is he overruling all things for our good and commanding the hosts of […]

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The Grace of the King

“And to the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness” (Romans 4:5). The story of the repentant thief who was crucified alongside of our Lord provides one of the most stunning pictures of sovereign grace, human inability, regeneration, and justification by faith alone in the […]

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The Gospel According to Job

When one hears the name “Job,” it’s not long before the word “suffering” comes to mind. In some churches, when sermons are preached on Job, it’s not long before even the word “prosperity” is brought up. But it’s a rare occurrence that we ever associate Jesus Christ or the gospel with this particular book. Nevertheless Job makes […]

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The True and Better Friend

No description of true friendship found in the Scriptures would be complete without mentioning the relationship that existed between David and Saul’s son, Johnathan. By most standards, they should have been the most bitter of enemies, since David was to be king instead of Johnathan, Saul’s heir to the throne. Yet in this beautiful picture of love […]

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (1 Peter 1:3-4). The resurrection […]

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Faith, Idolatry, and the Bronze Serpent

Jesus, in his dialogue with Nicodemus, reveals the purpose of this particular incident in the Israelites’ history as a preface to arguably the most well-known verse in all of Scripture: “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him” […]

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Substitution and Rescue in Genesis

Instead of interpreting the story of Joseph out of context as its own separate event, producing all kinds of prosperity and materialistic theology, this story is to be viewed as part of the overall narrative of Jacob’s family, God’s covenant with Israel, and His promise of rescue and deliverance.  Join Pastor Leandre as he looks into the lives […]

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The Word Became Flesh

Christmas in the church is treated by many, unfortunately, as merely a “season”.  We proclaim the truths of Easter year round, and rightly so, but Christmas events seem to be only appreciated during one month out of the whole year.  However, the incarnation is what makes the events that transpired during Easter weekend to be of such […]

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Jesus in the Life of David

The story of David facing Goliath, slaying his “tens of thousands”, is arguably one of the most well-known in the entire Bible, both inside and outside of the church, especially when applied to our lives and facing our own giants.  However, we are not the primary focus of this story; Jesus is the true and better […]

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