Sunday Preview: Eternal Glory
by Matthew Allen on February 16th, 2024
The weight of glory, as described in 2 Corinthians 5.1-5, is the promise of a new, imperishable body—an eternal dwelling that surpasses our current mortal state. Paul's longing to be with Christ underscores the ultimate hope that awaits believers, whether in life or death.  Read More
Sunday Preview: Set Your Hope
by Matthew Allen on February 10th, 2024
Regardless of the storms that may loom on the horizon, we can stand firm in hope, bringing glory to God.   Read More
Love God with Everything You Are
by Matthew Allen on February 6th, 2024
While emotion may undoubtedly be involved, the most essential characteristics of this love are someone’s dedication and commitment. It is a love of action. It is a love of purpose and self-sacrifice. It is a whole-being response.  Read More
Acquitted: The Complete Forgiveness of Justification
by Matthew Allen on February 2nd, 2024
if you sometimes wrestle with doubts about your salvation or feel burdened by the weight of past mistakes, cling to the promise of Romans 8.1: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  Read More
Sunday Preview: Comfort in Trouble
by Matthew Allen on January 26th, 2024
So why do bad things happen to good people? Drawing from biblical examples like Hezekiah, Job, and Paul, we discover the multifaceted purposes of trials - testing faith, weaning from worldly attachments, heightening heavenly hope, and revealing God's compassion in misery. These tribulations are opportunities to develop spiritual strength for greater usefulness in God's plan, Acts 20:24, Romans 5:3–4, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Psalm 63:3, and James 1:2.  Read More
Reflecting on God’s Blessings and Grace
by Matthew Allen on January 20th, 2024
When contemplating the broader aspects of our lives, we should see the workings of God's providence in many areas. We should give thanks, focusing on the positive and the good that has emerged rather than dwelling on weaknesses or challenges. The joy we feel for all that God has done is a testament to the transformative power of His providence and the depth of our gratitude.  Read More
Sunday Preview: A Way Out
by Matthew Allen on January 12th, 2024
With every temptation, God promises a way out, as per 1 Corinthians 10:13. This exit is not always immediate or effortless, but it involves enduring through the challenge. To "bear it" means to get under something and carry it through. The way out is not a detour but a passage through the test itself.  Read More
Evangelism for a Moral Society
by Kody Pritt on January 11th, 2024
Morality, Evangelism and SocietyMorality refers to the principles or rules that govern the behavior of individuals or groups within a society. It involves distinguishing between right and wrong actions, determining what is good or bad, and providing a framework for ethical decision-making. Morality can be influenced by cultural, religious, philosophical, or personal beliefs, and it often guides in...  Read More
Sunday Preview: God at Work
by Matthew Allen on January 5th, 2024
Philippians 1.6 holds a wonderful message of assurance and hope. In this passage, we find Paul's unwavering confidence in God's ongoing work in the lives of believers. As we step into the new year, let's delve into the significance of God's work from inception to completion, the vital role of the Holy Spirit in sanctification, and the enduring hope that sustains us in our spiritual life.  Read More
The Cornerstone of Christian Doctrine
by Matthew Allen on January 2nd, 2024
God has empowered you to walk in holiness, guided by His Spirit, motivated by a deep love for our Savior. True faith reveals a living and transformative relationship with the One who justifies, redeems, and sustains us.  Read More
Sunday Preview: Why the Cross?
by Matthew Allen on December 29th, 2023
God secured your hope through the cross. It is His work. It is by grace and gift of His righteousness, made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  Read More
Sunday Preview: God With Us
by Matthew Allen on December 23rd, 2023
On Sunday, we will focus on God's greatest desire: to be in a relationship with us. This desire was so profound that He sent His Son to live among us and become our atonement for sin.   Read More