Christians know about “Doubting Thomas” and generally don’t want to identify with him, but doubt isn’t the opposite of faith. Doubt helps us on our way to faith.
Jesus spoke seven times from the cross. His seven sayings from the cross are an enduring and meaningful message to each one of us from our Savior. They inspire us and give us a much deeper appreciation for what he did and for who he is.
Jesus washed his disciples’ dirty feet — the Son of God stooping to do a menial servant’s job — why? He said that it was part of showing the full extent of his love and told us to wash one another’s feet. How should we understand that?
Escape the misery of a life governed by something for something. Join us on Easter, and embrace our risen Lord, and his invitation to receive everything for nothing. He is risen!
Join us for this day of celebration, centered in Jesus, who is our hope, the foundation of our faith and life everlasting.
Join us for this annual victory celebration for the Body of Christ — the day commemorating Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The wonderful truth of this day is that we are hidden with Christ.
Passion Week – is a microcosm of Jesus’ ministry and of the gospel. This week is the time when Jesus demonstrates his love for us on his cross. Consider the significance of his cross with us!
Recalling his experiences in a trip to Israel, Greg retraces the steps of Jesus on the first Palm Sunday. Greg encourages us to think about the religious expectations people had of Jesus then, and now.
We study the centrality of the cross of Christ, and its significance to our lives. Join us as we are amazed and astonished by the profound love Jesus demonstrated for us, doing for us what we can never do for ourselves.
JFK was greeted in Dallas with flag-waving and cheers, but he was shot to death. Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem to the waving of palms and shouts of praise, but days later he was crucified and buried.
The London Times once asked, “What’s wrong with the world?” A famous Christian answered, “I am.” That’s a profound and real answer. We human beings are what’s wrong with the world, but God’s gift to us though the cross of Christ is the antidote to our humanity.
Some people just can’t get over the past — their lives shackled to that past. Others myopically focus on present pleasures. And others, still, live in a future fantasy land where a lottery win makes them wealthy beyond all their dreams. Where do you live?
Many Christians see suffering as a consequence for sin, but is it correct to say that all suffering is a result of sin? In this season when we consider Jesus’ suffering, it’s appropriate to take a look at suffering in the Christian life and why Christians suffer.
Matthew 4:1-11 tells us how Jesus dealt with Satan’s temptations. In today’s message Greg discusses three keys for dealing with temptation we can learn from Jesus’ example.
Grace comes from God but what does our works have to do with grace? Listen to today’s message to learn the answer.
Christians are holy people. But how do we become and remain holy? Is it something we do? Find out in today’s message.
In his message today, Greg takes a close look at a biblical account showing the extent of Jesus’ humility. It’s the time when Jesus washed his disciples feet. Jesus served his companions by washing their feet when no one else volunteered. In doing so he showed how deeply he loves us.
What is humility, and how was the Son of God and Creator of the Universe humble? In today’s sermon Greg talks about how God has our interests in mind.
Discover three ways in which new life in Christ is biblically explained: 1) in theological terms, 2) through biological and 3) in the metaphor of architecture and construction.
God doesn’t encourage us to take advantage of his “good graces” – but out of his love he allows humans to do just that, if they so choose.
We focus on two illusions that enslave billions of people: 1) Contrasted with grace-based trust in God, religious self sufficiency alienates us from God, and 2) Attempts to earn God’s favor through our efforts lead to pride in religious accomplishments, in complete opposition to the humility imparted to us by the mind of Christ.
Jeremiah has been called the weeping prophet as well as the prophet of consolation. Out of the tragedy and sorrow God used Jeremiah to convey faith and hope.
The life and times of Jeremiah were intricately interwoven into the mission God gave him. Though destruction, devastation and despair permeated his life Jeremiah’s world is filled with hope.
The emphasis on human love we hear during the season of Valentine’s Day helps us to focus on God’s love for us. He lavishly pours out “every spiritual blessing in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3) on us.
It might be hard to get our tongues around the name of the Old Testament character “Mephibosheth” but David’s kindness towards him is an incredible illustration of God’s grace, and how he relentlessly searches for us.
No matter what might happen to us during this year, whether we might expect troubles and trials, or whether they may be unexpected, Jesus reaches out to us, comforting and assuring us, “Do not be afraid.”
A Day of Prayer for the Captives is Greg’s message that deals with the religious captivity which binds so many. He assures us that Jesus came to release us from all bondage and captivity.
Faith dies when the spiritually hungry do not receive the Bread of Life, when those in desperate need are seduced by religious junk food and become convinced God can be gained or lost on the basis of human performance.
Greg talks about the courtroom in which we all find ourselves — and how we need to understand who’s who in the courtroom.
Before we come to the Table of the Lord we consider the significance of remembering Jesus, and eating of the Bread of life.
God is having a banquet, and every seat will be filled – one way or the other! The seats at the table may not be filled with those you would expect to accept the invitation, but they will be filled.
Elijah encountered times when the water ran dry, then some time later the food ran out, and then some time later death visited the home he was living in. As long as we live in our bodies of flesh, it’s just one problem after another – but the good news is that God offers us new life!
Find out how replacement beliefs like dish towel religion can insidiously diminish and devalue God’s love.
Greg concludes this three-part series with the keynote passage of Isaiah 53:1-6, a passage Martin Luther once announced as the “Fifth Gospel.”
As our three-part series studying the gospel in Isaiah continues, our keynote passage is Isaiah 40:1-11 – yet another passage used by Handel for the lyrics to his majestic “Messiah.”
The good news is not limited to, nor was it first proclaimed in the New Testament. Join us for this fascinating three-part series as we discover the many Christ-centered teachings of Isaiah. Isaiah 9:2-7
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians offers incredible insights into the nature of the church – the body of Christ. Join us for this fascinating study.
When asked to provide a list of his top ten biblical verses, Greg was stymied. Here’s the list he wound up with – and why.
In this second message in our two part series we study Matthew 5:38-45, and the Jesus’ loving response to violence and hatred.
We replay this program from the tenth anniversary of 9-11-2001. This begins a two part series studying misunderstandings many have regarding the significance of the supreme demonstration of divine love given for us on the cross of Christ.