death

Grief and Guilt (2 Samuel 18:17-33)

Grief and Guilt (2 Samuel 18:17-33)

David’s reaction to his son Absalom’s death is gut-wrenching. For those who have lost someone close to them, a wide range of feelings can accompany grief. One of these is often guilt. We use David’s moment of grief as a springboard for considering the types of guilt we may experience after losing someone.

My Last Day on Earth (Hebrews 9:27)

My Last Day on Earth (Hebrews 9:27)

Cheche Agada shares some convicting thoughts on how we view death and what we would do with our time if we had one day left.

The Wounds of the World, The Wounds of the Christ (John 19:1-34)

The Wounds of the World, The Wounds of the Christ (John 19:1-34)

Each of the instruments used to inflict wounds into the flesh of Jesus - the scourge, the thorns, the nails, and the spear - demonstrate the brokenness of the world. We reflect on how Jesus is carrying the wounds of the world in His wounds.

The Knock of D.E.A.T.H. (Hebrews 9:27-28)

The Knock of D.E.A.T.H. (Hebrews 9:27-28)

Death comes to us all. But the timing is rather unpredictable for most of us. Reynard Graham explores the preparation for the expiration of our current bodies.

Responses to Questions: Part 11

Responses to Questions: Part 11

Responses to the following:

  1. What does it mean to be delivered to Satan (1 Cor. 5:5; 1 Tim. 1:20)?

  2. I believe bad health, old age, and waiting to die is a burden. What did Jesus mean in Matthew 11:28-30

Enduring With Christ (2 Timothy 2:8-13)

Enduring With Christ (2 Timothy 2:8-13)

As part of our 2018 multilingual worship service, we had 3 brief sermons on 2 Timothy 2 - one in Korean, one in Spanish, and this one in English.

Ecclesiastes and Jesus

Ecclesiastes and Jesus

As part of our series of looking at how each book of the Bible points us to Jesus, we walk through Ecclesiastes with a critic of life who is deconstructing all of its meaning but is in fact opening the door for an answer from Jesus.

Hell: Final Judgment (John 12:44-50)

Hell: Final Judgment (John 12:44-50)

In our followup to a previous lesson on the biblical presentation of Hell, we explore some tough questions about Final Judgment, Degrees of Accountability, and the Justice of God when it comes to Hell.

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.