May the doctrine concerning the imminent coming of Jesus Christ convict, comfort, and compel us to move forward in power as we live the life of faith.
By looking at three places in the Word where we see someone changing their clothes, we can see a beautiful picture of what the Lord has done to obtain our salvation and also a challenging call for us to respond to this wonderful work.
As the elderly Apostle John was worshiping in the Spirit one Lord’s Day, he was given a vision of the resurrected Lord Jesus. Each aspect of this glorious vision reveals something about the Lord that still resonates with us today.
Galatians 4 gives us a beautiful glimpse into the blessings that come with our redemption: namely, the adoption to sonship. May this word encourage you as you realize just how much God loves and cherishes you in Christ.
When we pass through storms in our lives—both literal and metaphorical—we need the Lord Jesus in a very real and concrete way. As we in South Florida anticipated the impact of Hurricane Dorian, we meditated on five things we need from the Lord as we pass through an intimidating storm.
In the experience on the Mount of Transfiguration with Jesus, we see the three disciples—and especially Peter—coming to a new appreciation of the Lord’s peerlessness, His purpose in coming to earth, and His power. May we also receive a clearer vision of His glory!
Scripture is filled with the greatness of God. In this meditation following our Breaking of Bread meeting, Brother Richard Ledgister drew our attention to seven “greats” in the New Testament that we receive through the work of the Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep (Heb. 13:20).
In Matthew 26 and 27, we see that the Lord Jesus suffered at the hands of all types of people. In the same way, there is no type of people that is outside of the saving power of His death on the cross.
As we watch the news, we can see that there are storms raging all around us. But in Christ, we can have peace in the midst of these storms. God will keep us in perfect peace as our minds are fixed on Him, as we trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3).
During our Fellowship Sunday, Brother Norris Clarke shared two memorable object lessons to reinforce thoughts from the Book of Romans about sin and faith.
The final two chapters of the Gospel of Luke present a diverse variety of responses to the cross of Christ. From the soldiers who responded to the Lord’s sufferings with scorn, to the faithful women who looked on the cross with sorrow and love, these different views of the cross reveal the hearts of the observers. May we truly see Jesus afresh as we “Survey the Wondrous Cross.”
Using the example of John Mark from Acts, we can see several of the temptations unique to those who grow up in a Christian environment.
This is a message given by Brother Winsford King from St. Kitts during a recent visit to South Florida.
As we prepare for our Vacation Bible School next week on the adventures of the Apostle Paul, we are struck by his example of humble service to the church. In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul uses three images to describe his attitude toward these believers he loved so much: a nursing mother, a hard-working servant, and an encouraging father. May we adopt this same attitude toward all those we serve in the Lord.
During our open Sunday School this week, Brother Laurel Smalling shared this encouragement to the whole family to value obedience as a path to true happiness in the Lord.
This Mother’s Day, Brother Richard Ledgister shared briefly on the prayer of Hannah, who cried out to the Lord in her desperation and was heard by Him. Then Brother Luke Harriman used the word TULIP to show the way the relationship with our mother can show us deep truths about our relationship with God, as both of them treasure, understand, love, instruct, and protect us.
For our open Sunday School today, we heard a message on the commandments of the Lord. While many may think God’s rules are meant to merely ruin our fun, the Lord gives us rules because he loves us and wants to keep us safe. Not only that, but he also gives us the help we need to fulfill those commands.