September 21, 2014
Galatians 1:1-5 Paul, the former Pharisee, understands that by God’s grace, the Law has been fulfilled in the Person and word of Jesus. The Law can never make a person right before God, but rather shows us our guilt before Him. Righteousness and life and freedom are found not in our good works, but in […]
September 14, 2014
Jonah 4:5-11 God knew Nineveh would be destroyed years later for their wickedness and oppression of Israel. However, God in His sovereign mercy wanted to show Jonah, and Israel, and us that He has compassion on His creatures, and He will spare judgment on those who repent. Jonah cared about the plant. God cares about […]
September 7, 2014
Jonah 4:1-4 Jonah knows God is gracious, compassionate, patient, full of love, and forgiving. However, Jonah completely disapproves of God sharing His goodness with his enemies. “The people of Nineveh have been quick to acknowledge their guilt and to stake their hope on God’s mercy. But in Jonah’s eyes they deserve all that is coming […]
August 31, 2014
Jonah 3:1-10 Repentance Removes Wrath This is a salvation message. Here is an amazing account of God’s grace and mercy upon wicked sinners who only deserve His wrath. Warning of Judgment (vv. 1-4). Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, This is part of the theme of the […]
August 24, 2014
Jonah 2:1-10 Jonah is drowning in the sea, but he calls out to God and is saved. God will use whatever means necessary to get our attention, and turn our hearts toward Him. This passage vividly illustrates how the wages of sin is death, but God will show grace and mercy to anyone who calls […]
August 17, 2014
Jonah 1:11-16 The sailors were amazed and called on the LORD when they saw the storm stilled in an instant. May we also be drawn to salvation as we ponder anew the power of God in the resurrection of Christ.
August 10, 2014
“Uncle Roger” Spencer was our guest speaker this Sunday morning. We are so thankful for his faithful life of ministry–especially to the children of Northern Michigan over the decades.
August 3, 2014
Jonah 1:1-10 As we begin this series on the Book of Jonah, our challenge will be to see through the amazing account of a man who was swallowed by a whale and lived to tell about it, and come to learn the message that God intended for Israel and for us. In these first verses, […]
July 27, 2014
Ephesians 6:21-24 I think we struggle sometimes in our Christian lives because we don’t realize how much God has given us in our salvation. Our study of Ephesians has been a walk together into God’s treasure room of grace, seeing just how much He has blessed us with in Christ. And now let us stand […]
July 20, 2014
Ephesians 6:18-20 Prayer is how we appropriate the armor of God, stand strong, and advance the gospel. Prayer is given more attention in this passage than any of the pieces of armor. Let us pray for ourselves, our Christian family, and for missionaries to have gospel boldness.