Jesus Predicts His Death
The Lord grants rest to his people. He teaches us to be still and rest in his promises, his protection, his provision, and his finished work. Exodus 14:13-14
Our God hides behind masks. Much of the work that he does in our lives, he does from hiding, that is, from behind other people and the way that they work in our lives. This leaves us wondering at times: How do we know God is working? How do we know that God is watching? How do we know that God is listening? God's Word gives us the answer. Exodus 12:40-42.
God shows us in a dramatic way that he is the one we are to lean on.
There are some really big question in life that we often ask. Questions like: How do we know God is in it? How do we know God is leading us? How do we know we’re following? Moses wondered too and God assured him. We find hope and freedom in living our lives when we learn to find out to find God where he promises to be. Exodus 4:1-9
God calls us to serve in his kingdom and leaves no one standing idle. In so doing, he makes the unwilling willing and then uses us. Exodus 3-4.
The only thing that the people of Israel could hold was the blood. It was their only hope. If God looked at the people in the houses, they were dead. But when God looked at the blood of the house, they were safe, not even a dog would bark at them. Exodus 11-12.
God wants us in heaven and will do what it takes to get us there. Sometimes that means pain. And when he turns us back through pain, he hears us, remembers his promises and comes down to help. Exodus 2:23-25
This story of the Exodus is one of the best known stories throughout all the Bible. It covers 40 years and 4 whole books of the Bible. It's a story that is worth our knowing and remember. It is full of truth's that we want to never forget. In this first sermon, we take a hot air balloon ride over the book of Exodus to find three reasons why this story matters and is worth our knowing, and knowing well.
In this week's episode we find comfort and hope in these two words - for you. 1 Peter 1:10-12.
The Word of God is a powerful force. It brings life to people who were dead. It brings hope where once there was fear. It changes hearts and destinies. It brings eternity. The Word of God is a powerful force and when it is spoken it does not whisper; it is not meek or mild. It is not week or wimpy. It is not a mouse. No, when the Word of God comes, it comes with a roar, like a lion. The Word of God is a powerful force. This is a sermon about that Word. Listen to it. Mark 1:21-28.
Fear is and can be such a powerful emotion in our hearts. Fear is and can be such a ruling factor in our lives. It leads us to do and think things that we wouldn’t normally do. It either drives us underground in flight or leads us to the mountain to fight. Fear is such a powerful emotion and today, I pray, that the Holy Spirit sets you free to live. I pray that the gospel that John preached and believed. I pray that the gospel that Jesus preached will set you free and keep on setting you free day in and day out. I pray that the gospel will set you free from fear so that you can live, yes, really live. Mark 1:14-20
In this week's episode and study, we take a look at some of the magnificent truth's that Peter magnifies for us in his opening some of praise. 1 Peter 1:3-9
God desperately wants us to be able to come home, to walk with him as we once did in the Garden of Eden. The angels do too. They desperately want to put down the sword that keeps us out of Eden. Jesus does too. That's why he goes into the wilderness to be tempted for us. Mark 1:12-13
In this episode we get to know the people to whom Peter is writing and begin to see ourselves in them. We too are the audience to whom Peter is writing.
It’s a new year. It’s time for a fresh start, a clean start with Jesus. It’s time to leave behind the sins, the guilt, the shame and the regret of the last year. It is time to leave behind all the should’ve, would’ve, and could’ve of the past year. It’s time to leave it all behind in the Jordan River. It’s time to leave it all behind in our baptism. So, let it be done. Let it be gone. That’s where Mark takes us as he begins the story of Jesus in his gospel. It’s where we begin this new series. Mark 1:1, 4-11
We want to start the New Year in God's Word. Today, we did a study of God's Word, especially Psalm 1-2, learning what God has to say about our devotional lives. Listen in to this study of God's Word.
The video is the entire funeral service for Klaus Winter. The audio is just the sermon on Jeremiah 29:11.