Praying the Scriptures (Psalm 119:41-48)

Praying the Scriptures (Psalm 119:41-48)

We do not just read the Bible. We do not just study it. We are told repeatedly to meditate upon it. And as we meditate upon it, the implanted word will guide the content of our prayers back to God as well. In this lesson, we give 3 samples of what it means to meditate on a passage and use that passage in prayer - one psalm, one parable, and one section from an epistle.

Hell: Darkness and Fire (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

Hell: Darkness and Fire (2 Thessalonians 1:3-12)

In the first of 2 sermons on Hell, we explore the images the Bible uses to describe Hell and Hell’s relationship with the choices we are making now.

We Believe in Jesus (Acts 5:14)

We Believe in Jesus (Acts 5:14)

The early Christians are often simply called “believers.” But when we say we believe, do we really know what we are claiming? Our guest and dear brother Melvin Otey shares what we should mean when we say we believe in Jesus.

Proverbs and Jesus

Proverbs and Jesus

As part of our series of seeing how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we explore the Book of Proverbs through 2 of its major themes: Wisdom and Way.

Creative God, Cultivating People (Genesis 4:16-24)

Creative God, Cultivating People (Genesis 4:16-24)

None of us have the ability to create as God does - bringing matter out of nothing. But all of us are creative in the sense of cultivating the materials God has placed here for us to use. So how are we cultivating? What is good cultivation? And what do we do with all the products of cultivation gone awry in the world around us?