This week we are celebrating our godly fathers. Being a father is a great privilege and an even greater responsibility. Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.” Children are a gift from God entrusted by Him to their parents. Fortunately as fathers we have a perfect example to follow “God our Father”, Romans 1:7. Paul uses that phrase eleven times in […]
This week, we are honoring our mothers as well as all of the women and young ladies at Grace. We are considering a woman from the Old Testament who is a portrait of feminine beauty, wisdom and godliness. Her name is Abigail. Her story places her between two contrasting men. One is her husband, Nabal, and […]
God has hung up His rainbow as a universal token of His mercy to sinners. We only see a rainbow after a storm. It is a picture of grace after judgment. Whenever you look at a rainbow remember that God is looking at it to. He is offering His grace and salvation to sinners through the […]
Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene and then the other women returning from the tomb. The disciples did not believe the women’s reports. They believed that they were “idle tales” coming from hysterical women. Now Jesus had appeared to two men who have come to give their eyewitness testimony. However before they could relate their encounter […]
Last weel we considered the fact that the empty tomb in and of itself was not proof that Jesus rose from the dead. There was certainly the circumstantial evidence of the orderly arrangement of the grave clothes. God gave further confirmation by sending angels to tell the women that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead. The greatest proof of Jesus’ physical resurrection is the fact that He appeared […]
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the central point of Christianity. Christianity stands or falls with the resurrection. If Jesus did not physically rise from the dead the preaching of the Gospel is nonsense. There is no salvation and we are completely without hope. Good Friday and Easter Sunday are one story, Romans 4:25.